"At what might arguably be called the most energetic and captivating TechEd keynote in many years, Microsoft corporate vice president Brad Anderson and a bevy of fellow executives made the collective case for the firm’s transition to devices and services. But the day was perhaps most notable for a related announcement that was delivered internally to Microsoft’s employees and then shared with the public: Going forward, Microsoft’s enterprise emphasis is in cloud services.TechEd 2013: Microsoft Details Cloud-First Strategy for the Enterprise | Paul Thurrotts WinInfo content from Windows IT Pro
“To enable this transformation we had to make deep changes to our organizational culture, overhauling how we build and deliver products,” Microsoft Server & Tools president Satya Nadella wrote in his letter to employees. “Every one of our division’s nearly 10,000 people now think and build for the cloud – first. Our engineers live a ‘live-site’ first culture to better respond to our customers in real time. And we are laser-focused on building more complete end-to-end service scenarios, or modern workloads, to deliver more value to our customers and partners.”"
Sunday, June 09, 2013
TechEd 2013: Microsoft Details Cloud-First Strategy for the Enterprise | Paul Thurrotts WinInfo content from Windows IT Pro
Lead paragraphs from a Paul Thurrott TechEd summary