Attended great presentation by David Chappell at Microsoft in Dublin this morning. Fascinating comparison of the offerings from SalesForce, Microsoft, Google and Amazon. Interesting explanation of Microsoft's focus on providing a platform in this version of Azure to enable us to build the next 'Facebook'.
Explained why cannot migrate classic enterprise applications to this Azure platform. The Azure platform uses hierarchical database structures (scalable) – not relational database as would be required to support MSQ SQL Server based applications.
Interesting discussion about the difficulties of naming new Microsoft products/ solutions.