I, For One, Welcome our New Cloud Overlords

I’m trying really hard to not pay attention to PDC today, but, damn them and their interesting announcements!  The “Cloud OS” turned out to be Azure.  Good stuff there.  “BizTalk Services” are dead, long live .NET Services.    Neat that you have both Java and Ruby SDKs for .NET Services.

Also, we got a full release of the Microsoft Federation Gateway (whitepaper here) and a preview of the Microsoft Service Connector (announcement here).  For companies tackling B2B scenarios with a myriad of partners, these technologies may offer a simplified route.

Ok, back to real work.  Stop distracting me with your sexy cloud products.

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Author: Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is Director of Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, and a former InfoQ.com editor plus former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management, Richard leads an organization of Google Cloud developer advocates, engineers, platform builders, and outbound product managers that help customers find success in their cloud journey. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

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