Microsoft, Platforms, Opensource and SaaS

Ok, I'm playing the meta information game, apologies its kind of busy here at the moment.

Following on from my prediction about Microsoft opensourcing its code base and the implications on SaaS. I read with interest these two blogs.

The first, the war in the clouds, discusses how Force.com and Microsoft are going head to head on their platform plays. The second by Mary Jo Foley  goes into much more detail about opensource, platforms and the different plays. They are both in general agreement with my post. MS is doing what its always done, getting a bunch of software developers to use its code and build customer centric services onto the core code, and in this instance into the Live platform.

An interesting time ahead

 

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