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Scott Guthrie’s 5 Boldest Remarks At Microsoft Build 2021

Wade Tyler Millward

‘No other cloud vendor offers this fully comprehensive developer experience and overall platform capabilities,’ Scott Guthrie, Microsoft executive vice president of the Microsoft Cloud and AI Group, said at Microsoft Build.

Azure-Built Apps For Employees And Customers

You can build applications inside Azure, not just for employees inside your organization or for customers that are end users, but also package them up into business applications or SaaS-based delivered solutions that you can then sell both to end users as well as to other businesses and deliver in a SaaS-based way.

Part of what makes the Microsoft Cloud powerful as I talked about earlier is the rich set of capabilities that we deliver, not just with Azure but with things like Office 365 and Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform.

What’s great as a developer, you don’t always have to start with a blank Kubernetes cluster or blank VM. You can actually start by taking advantage of some of these built-in developer components like I talked about just a moment ago with Teams and with the Power Apps platform when you’re building your solutions in your applications.

This allows, for example, if you want a full customer service solution to start with Dynamics 365 and then build custom UI or custom workflows around it, then you’ll be able to leverage an incredibly rich set of CRM capabilities that we provide that you can then adapt as part of your SaaS-based solution.

I definitely encourage developers, if you haven’t already looked at all these components, to start looking at some of these bigger components and some of these bigger building blocks that you can leverage. Just like you can leverage APIs and libraries in the past, this allows you to do even more and deliver even more value to your customers.

We not only provide horizontal support like CRM, but we’re also providing richer and richer industry support. This allows us to deliver features that have even more sophisticated capabilities and components tailored for a specific industry. We now have five industry clouds with built in vertical industry components that you can leverage as part of your solutions.


Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at

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