Thursday, 28 July 2011

Microsoft embracing open-source web platforms (finally)

Microsoft.  Saw this tweet (thanks @mdesilver)
James Urquhart
12/2/09 7:21 PM
James Urquhart from eWeek reports that Azure is now supporting Ruby on Rails.
This is exciting – you now have a major platform cloud player validating the Ruby platform.
It also shows that Microsoft is starting to behave like a “split company” – the Windows and Server business clearly not holding the web services businesses hostage.    Previous Microsoft endeavors have always had vertical integrity as a goal – Browser, OS, Office, Server, Web.  They are changing.

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