Microsoft is a devices and services company. The services part is
the biggest part. Azure is the king of Microsoft services. Azure
is the future of Microsoft.
Azure is so key to Microsoft’s future, in fact, that I’m starting
to question the use of the name Windows on that brand. In many
ways it doesn’t make sense to call such a thing Windows at all.
Azure’s a nice name. (And Azure SQL Database rolls off the tongue
a lot more easily than does Windows Azure SQL Database. Just