(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease)
Microsoft WPC 2013 is upon us and as I type this I am heading to Sydney Airport on the long journey to Houston. My intention is to listen out for announcements throughout WPC that will be of particular relevance/interest to Hosting and Cloud Service Provider partners and then blog about them here.
Each WPC since 2006 the “cloud” message has become louder and more refined. I am sure this WPC will be no different. I am not expecting anything to be announced in Houston that has not already been well signposted, but WPC is the platform for Microsoft to formalise things. However the not-so-secret planned reorg to a Devices and Services (plus software?) structure, will probably be formally announced at Microsoft’s 16th – 19th July internal MGX event. (http://www.zdnet.com/whats-behind-microsofts-pending-reorg-7000017629/).