Azure Is the New Microsoft
It’s no longer a Windows world. Microsoft has reinvented itself in the cloud, and toward that end, it has ramped up functionality on its platform with new capabilities and integrations on a weekly basis. It feels like a brand-new company.
The release of Microsoft's first major update to Windows Server 2016 and the long-awaited launch of Azure Stack will enable the ongoing shift toward containerization, DevOps and digitally focused modern apps.
IT Infrastructure is always evolving. The next big change will be back toward an old, familiar model, closer to the days of the mainframe than the era of siloed servers that has dominated for decades.
A company built on the world's most popular OS and productivity software has changed radically in just a few years. The cloud has changed everything for the Redmond giant, and not a moment too soon.
VMware, the leading virtualization company in the world, went all-in on Amazon Web Services.
Microsoft's big show should provide clarity on these issues.
In 2017, Microsoft has moved to embrace new approaches to computing.