Today in Cloud

Despite significant investment, repeated affirmations at the highest level, and a range of worthy applications, Microsoft’s cloud aspirations tend to receive short shrift amongst cynical commentators. Wired‘s Cade Metz sat down recently with two Microsoft execs, Kurt DelBene and Satya Nadella, to hear their response to the oft-repeated question, “is [Microsoft] serious about cloud computing?” The evidence would suggest that, corporately, Microsoft is very serious indeed. It just has the unenviable task of turning a very large oil tanker around, and persuading the crew to stay aboard in the process. I wouldn’t discount Microsoft yet.