Microsoft’s New Mobility First Vision

If you do not believe that the “cloud” is for real or that it is a tech fad you may want to start re-thinking that. For me personally, I really never had a problem accepting this. After all, as I have written many times right here on this fine technology blog, the “cloud” or more accurately “mobility in computing” is the next evolution in computer technology. We are in the early days of it, that is for sure but that is the direction we are all heading, some sooner then later.

Mobility is the road that will be well traveled very shortly for most everyone.

Microsoft Vision Gets Clearer

Microsoft just made this vision even clearer. In a recent memo from Microsoft’s CEO, Natya Nadella he touched on Microsoft’s new vision for the future. Woven throughout Nadella’s memo was an emphasis on Microsoft’s place in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

“The transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world,” Nadella said. “It’s important to note that our worldview for mobile-first is not just about the mobility of devices; it’s centered on the mobility of experiences that, in turn, are orchestrated by the cloud.”

The company should aim to appeal to “dual-use” customers by helping them improve their productivity both at work and “in the rest of their life activities with other people,” Nadella said.

Another goal, will be for Microsoft to “build the best instatiation” of its vision through its Windows platform and devices, he added. With its Windows 10 operating system set for release on June 29, Microsoft will seek to “delight our customers, increase distribution of our services, drive gross margin, enable fundamentally new product categories, and generate opportunity for the Windows ecosystem more broadly,” Nadella said.

You can see, I am not the only one seeing where this computing transformation is heading.

Mobility with less emphasis on physical on-premises hardware is where we are all heading.

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