Microsoft marketing has outdone itself again...
While Google declared "Mobile First", Microsoft has also added "Cloud First".
Azure is a great service, and apparently they are adding one CPU core every 5 seconds... that is 6.3 million cores per year, so at least a million servers.
TechEd Keynote | TechEd North America 2014 | Channel 9:
Microsoft helps enterprises embrace mobile-first, cloud-first world
Microsoft Announces More Of Its Mobile-First, Cloud-First Product Line
Mark Russinovich and Mark Minasi on Cloud Computing | TechEd North America 2014 | Channel 9
Microsoft's Russinovich: 'Azure is the new Windows' - FierceEnterpriseCommunications
An there is in fact a rational explanation what "Cloud First" means:
Windows, SQL Server, Office etc, a now being developed for Azure first,
as a temporary branch from the main product.
Those "cloud" changes are done, deployed and updated faster,
and then selectively included in "boxed" product releases for enterprise.
So it really is "cloud first".
Similar may be true for Mobile, since desktop features and apps are now usually following those developed for mobile devices...
"Metro GUI" appeared first on Windows Phone...
maybe it should have stayed there a bit longer :)