Great piece from Brent Simmons on the enthusiasm at Mircosoft at the Build conference and in particular around Azure.
But where the new CEO makes a difference is that leadership has caught up to where Microsoft employees already were. They can be honest, with themselves and others, about the company’s role in the world. They can stop wasting time trying to recapture those days of monopolistic dominance and instead concentrate on building great things for the future, for the many-platforms future.
Making lemonade from lemons is a far better plan than trying to return to the glory days which have moved on.
Consider the opportunity: many billions of smartphones and tablets and many apps on each device. Those apps need syncing and web services.