Monday, June 3, 2013

TechEd 2013: Keynote

Brad Anderson took the stage in quite a flashy manner (an Aston Martin? Really?) anyway Windows 8 was extolled.

Aaaannnnd the Start Button made an appearance! Check it out:

See it there in the right hand screen? Note the taskbar on that demo by Iain McDonald. I guess Microsoft knows what crow tastes like...

We have a Ballmer cameo:

Brad's back! Cloud! Cloud! Cloud! ;)

Okay so wow, Server 2012 R2 and System Center R2 were just announced:

So the Keynote wrapped with the usual mantra of Cloud and a lot of focus on Azure. I still think a this notion of moving EVERYTHING to the cloud is highly overrated, but I do really like the idea of setting up a personal cloud. Microsoft is doing a lot to enable this and that (at least) is a cloud-centric focus I can get behind.

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