Once Microsoft was not interested to suggest companies, customers and partners to get on the cloud but now they are suggesting that. The software giant's message delivered Monday at the first day of the week-long Worldwide Partner Conference.
Kevin Turner, chief operating officer of Microsoft told that “We’re well into [a mobile-first, cloud-first world], not at the beginning."
Information Week reported that WPC attendees were given a lot of information and they thanked to executive vice-president Scott Guthrie. He threw “a slew of stats” at people including the fact 57 per cent of Fortune 500 companies use Azure. Microsoft Azure serves more than 300 million users and the software giant generate more than 13 billion authentication requests each week.
Phil Sorgen, corporate vice-president at Worldwide Partner Conference wrote in his blog Microsoft is easing the transition for partners to ensure they come on to the cloud and embrace it. He also added "Another way we are helping partners transition to the cloud is by providing the tools and resources to get started on our new cloud services. Today we’re announcing Azure Machine Learning University, a portfolio of online self-service learning assets designed to get partners started with Azure ML. Machine Learning University will provide partners with an overview of Azure ML, and walk through the data science life cycle from importing data to building predictive models and deploying in production.”
Microsoft has always kept their commitment and it will definitely show how it is more valuable, less expensive for partners. They are encouraging people to join Microsoft in embracing the “mobile-first, cloud first world.” Lets see how it takes on other cloud computing services.