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Microsoft Embraces Cloud Computing
Microsoft's new strategy is to use its virtualization software for supporting clouds
Sep. 9, 2008 08:00 PM
No one listening to Microsoft COO Kevin Turner this week could be in any doubt: Microsoft is headed for The Cloud. For the past seven months the company has quietly been orchestrating its technical efforts to the music of a new mission, that of helping its customers and users to "Create experiences that combine the magic of software with the power of Internet services across a world of devices." And part of its massive $8BN R&D budget (the largest in the industry, according to Turner) is being allocated to helping unlock the possibilities of cloud computing via virtualization technology.
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