Never Underestimate Microsoft’s Ability to Turn a Corner

This week Microsoft (MSFT) didn’t get much hype for its three major announcements. Certainly it didn’t stay on top of TechMeme as long as, say, if Steve Jobs gets a sniffle. But don’t miss what they did.

1. On day one of the PDC, they announced Azure, which is a set of cloud services that competes with Amazon’s S3 and Rackspace’s Mosso and will radically change enterprises’ acceptance of cloud services for a whole lot of reasons.

2. On day two of the PDC, they showed off Windows 7, which is getting high praise from my blogging friends who were lent laptops with it on there (I didn’t get Windows 7 yet).

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