Highlights from Tuesday, July 14th

Today Allison Watson, Steve Ballmer and Bob Muglia announced new details of Microsoft's cloud computing offerings and shared their vision for how software plus services enables partners to generate new revenue opportunities and provide enhanced customer value. Ballmer said, "As our customers ask for increased choice and flexibility in software plus services solutions, our partners play a critical role in bringing those solutions to life." He thanked Microsoft partners and articulated Microsoft's commitment to a long-term, partner-centric, tenacious roadmap, including a $9.5billion investment in research and development.
In his keynote address, Bob Muglia, president of the Server and Tools Business, announced the business and partner model for the company's Windows Azure platform. He also discussed how Microsoft will enable partners to generate new revenue opportunities through the development of innovative cloud services. Microsoft Press Pass.

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