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Within a year, 90% of Microsoft employees will be working on cloud-related projects

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http://www.downloadsquad.com – Filed under: Internet, MicrosoftI hinted that, with Office 2010, Microsoft would be moving the focus of its development towards the cloud, but I had no idea they were quite so involved! As of today, around 75% of its employees are working on cloud-related projects. "A year from now that will be 90 percent," says CEO Steve Ballmer. According to its Wiki page Microsoft currently has 93,000 employees... yikes. That's a lot of man hours going into cloud computing, and Microsoft must surely be dwarfing any and all of its competitors' efforts. Perhaps that's why Ballmer went on to say they are "betting our company" on the cloud -- though with almost $80 billion in assets, I dare say they can afford a mistake or two during their initial foray into the cloud. PaidContent has a great break-down of Ballmer's (epic) University of Washington speech. In short: more tailored surfing/search experiences (a la Google); privacy remains a big concern; and, citing the new Windows Phone 7, Ballmer suggests that the device you use to access a service is perhaps more important than the browser itself. There's also a neat Microsoft Cloud Services website too, which I haven't seen before! (Warning, it has a noisy auto-playing video, grr...) Share tweetmeme_url = 'http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/03/05/within-a-year-90-of-microsoft-employees-will-be-working-on-clo'; tweetmeme_source='DownloadSquad'; tweetmeme_style = 'compact'; Within a year, 90% of Microsoft employees will be working on cloud-related projects originally appeared on Download Squad on Fri, 05 Mar 2010 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments (General)