View Full Version : Ballmer says MS intends to become industry leader in cloud computing

July 13th, 2010, 02:43 PM
Microsoft is now working to transform itself into a one-stop shop for Web-based software and, as part of that strategy, is betting big on the growing popularity of cloud computing, which takes software off the desktop PC and moves it to networks of data centers accessed via the Web.

That's the vision that Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer outlined to partners gathered at its annual partners conference in Washington on Monday. "If you don't want to move to the cloud, we're not your folks," Ballmer told an audience of 9,500 partners packed into Verizon Center...


July 13th, 2010, 02:46 PM
I can't see MS ever refusing to sell software to someone simply because they refuse to embrace the cloud.

It's dangerous if so (for MS) because history shows they have a bad grasp of the Web and it's related technologies.

July 13th, 2010, 04:46 PM
Again, they are chasing the industry, not pioneering it.