Microsoft Planning New Cloud Development Platform

Microsoft executives are spending a lot of time thinking about cloud computing these days, including planning a Windows Server .Net cloud development platform on which people will be able to build and deploy applications, according to CEO Steve Ballmer.The software maker is also thinking about a product like Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2, a […]

Microsoft executives are spending a lot of time thinking about cloud computing these days, including planning a Windows Server .Net cloud development platform on which people will be able to build and deploy applications, according to CEO Steve Ballmer.

The software maker is also thinking about a product like Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2, a Web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud and that is designed to make Web-scale computing easier for developers, Bob Muglia, Microsoft's senior vice president for server and tools, told eWEEK in a separate interview Feb. 27 at the launch event here for Windows Server 2008.

The cloud platform will form part of the company’s Windows Live and nascent software plus services  push, which is being spearheaded by Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie.

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