Ballmer's Legacy: 10 Highlights And Lowlights For Microsoft's CEO


Cloud

Microsoft has somehow quietly made itself a strong contender in the cloud platform market with Windows Azure, which competes against other enterprise cloud offerings from Amazon, Google and Rackspace. And despite the company's OS legacy, Microsoft has detached popular applications like its Office suite and Outlook email and moved them to the cloud. Microsoft has been accused of being too slow to react to new trends in the past, but the company moved fast on the cloud and has been rewarded with a growing business with Azure and Office 365.

 



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