I’m heading out to speak at Software GR tonight. My goal is to give developers a broad overview of the competitive landscape. I’m not just going to jump up and down and say “We’re great! They’re crap!” The cloud is still in such a state of rapid growth that there are pockets of excellence all over the industry. I want developers to know where the good stuff is and why they would naturally gravitate to one vendor over another.
Microsoft has a great story with Windows Azure, and it’s only getting better. Our competitors are doing some pretty cool things, too – together, we’re all continuing to raise the bar on a nearly daily basis. That’s good for everybody.
It’s a great time to be a developer.