Keynote: How Microsoft Could Make the Client Not Matter (or, Using Your Microsoft Crystal Ball)

August 13th, 2014

8:00am - 9:00am

Don Jones


Curriculum Director for IT Pro Content


Microsoft's "cloud first" and other engineering directions are changing the way you have to think about your datacenter – and providing clues about where Microsoft is headed. This isn't a "paradigm shift" or a push for "private cloud," it's a wink-and-a-nudge from Microsoft about how they'll be making us manage our environments – and about where they believe the IT industry is headed. Join industry insider and Decision Maker columnist Don Jones for a look at how Microsoft could be protecting themselves against a loss of market share outside the datacenter, and for tips on how journalists and analysts like Don try to piece together the evidence and decipher Microsoft's strategic future.