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As an MCSE, Kreuzer is a “Cloud FirstOffice 365 Evangelist and Cloud Evangelist focused on the Microsoft Cloud Ecosystem via Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.

Mike J. Kreuzer, PhD, MCSE, MCT, specializes in Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Technologies such as the Microsoft Cloud EcosystemAzure, Exchange, Office 365, Windows Server, Hyper-V, and Systems Center. Before shifting his focus to the nascent public cloud arena, Mike spent more than 25 years focused on corporate private cloud network infrastructure architecting and support.

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On March 4, 2010, Steve Ballmer gave a speech focused on Microsoft's cloud computing commitment at the University of Washington. (http://news.cs.washington.edu/2010/03/02/microsofts-steve-ballmer-at-uw-thursday-march-4)

Here is an excerpt from the Seattle Times, “The cloud fuels Microsoft and vice versa. 'About 75 percent of our folks are doing entirely cloud based or entirely cloud inspired,' Ballmer said. 'A year from now that will be 90 percent.' This full embrace of the term cloud computing is new for Microsoft. Up until now Microsoft was still pushing the term 'software as a service' to describe cloud software.” (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/microsoftpri0/2011255515_steve_ballmer_speech_at_uw_were_all_in_for_cloud_c.html)

Ballmer said, “The cloud's a computing model where the physical model is extracted to enable people at work or play to have access to data across devices.”

Ballmer went on to outline several dimensions of cloud computing:

• The cloud creates opportunities and responsibilities. “For years in the pre-cloud era I spent my time meeting with software developers who had a brilliant idea and said we have written an application and we have two customers right here in Dubuque. Can you help us find customers in Des Moines and Seattle?” Ballmer said. “You think about infrastructure that will now support a wide class of creators.” He also spoke about the need for privacy and security.

• The cloud learns and helps you learn. To illustrate it, Microsoft did a demonstration of Bing Maps, which incorporates user data, photos and information such as hyperlocal news and mashes it up on a map. A zoom on a North Seattle neighborhood pulled up a blog report that a taco truck had a fire, for example.

• The cloud enhances your social and personal interactions. “I think we will have succeeded with cloud the day we agree that virtual interaction in the cloud is as good as being here,” he said. Microsoft also did a demo of Xbox Live where the Xbox avatars of Ballmer, Emmert and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates sat in a living room and talked trash while watching television. While the service is not yet available, it shows how Microsoft wants to position Xbox as a social-network television hub.

• The cloud wants smarter devices. “PCs don't look like PCs five years ago, and the cloud has a lot to do with it,” Ballmer said. “Phones don't look like phones five years ago.” Microsoft, which has been trailing Apple's developments with iPhone and Google's Android, recently announced a redesign of Windows Mobile, renaming it Windows Phone 7 Series. The new phones will start selling before the end of the year, but are not yet available.

• The cloud drives server advances and vice versa. Microsoft brought a “cloud in a box” to the UW campus — a shipping container filled with 10,000 servers. What many companies promise with the cloud is that companies will no longer have to manage their own servers. Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Amazon and Google will manage and run servers. “There shouldn't be people babysitting all these machines,” Ballmer said.

• The cloud fuels Microsoft and vice versa. “About 75 percent of our folks are doing entirely cloud based or entirely cloud inspired,” Ballmer said. “A year from now that will be 90 percent.” This full embrace of the term cloud computing is new for Microsoft. Up until now Microsoft was still pushing the term “software as a service” to describe cloud software.

“Microsoft provides a cloudy view of its Azure financials. The company lumps IaaS Azure revenue in with on-premises server license revenue, which stood at $5.1 billion as of last year. IDC estimates less than 20% of that is from Azure’s IaaS. Azure also has many PaaS offerings, which IDC would not count. Microsoft also says its Office and Office 365 revenues were more than $6.5 billion. So, if a more holistic view of cloud is considered with IaaS, SaaS and PaaS, Microsoft could be earning more than Amazon AWS from cloud operations.” Fair Use Source: http://www.networkworld.com/article/3094033/cloud-computing/who-s-behind-amazon-in-iaas-cloud-revenue-not-microsoft.html

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