From the ‘cloud city,’ frontiers continue to expand in cloud computing

A post in the New York Times highlights how Seattle is a cloud-first city, and Microsoft a cloud-first company, of course, starting cloud computing some 20 years ago, writes Nayana Singh on the Windows Embedded blog.

“From those early days right up until today, Microsoft continues to push the frontier of what’s possible in cloud technology,” Singh writes. “Earlier this week, we announced the upcoming public preview of Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML), a fully managed cloud service for building predictive analytics solutions.”

And, in April, a limited public preview of Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service was announced. The service “allows enterprises to extend the Microsoft Azure cloud across devices and sensors to securely capture vital data, analyze it with familiar Microsoft tools such as HDInsight and Power BI for Office 365, and use those new insights to create real, measurable business value.”

Both Intelligent Systems Service and Azure ML mark “a critical expansion of the comprehensive Microsoft cloud-first data platform,” Singh writes. “It’s a tremendous leap forward — and we’re not through thinking in the cloud yet.”

To learn more, head over to the Windows Embedded Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff