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Microsoft pushes hybrid cloud computing into the sweet spot for cloud PaaS solutions

If Microsoft’s Q1 2015 earnings report can be taken as a reliable measure of where it makes sense for them to allocate resources and focus, hybrid cloud computing is now in the limelight. SharePoint on premises and SharePoint Online, Office 365 are great examples of this concept at work.

Earlier this week this writer published some comments on Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO’s comments on the earnings report, specifically how he chose to answer an opening question posed by one analyst covering Microsoft. The analyst asked a big one, why Microsoft is benefitting better from Cloud, IaaS and PaaS than its peers. The core of Nadella’s answer included 2 points germaine to the topic of hybrid cloud:

  • Microsoft’s R&D costs for cloud PaaS solutions has been substantially reduced as the result of their ability to focus R&D on the task of developing migration paths for proven on premises solutions to fill this need
  • Edge servers, on premises, provide powerful revenue momentum to power enterprise consumers towards Azure and even Office 365

SharePoint-Videos is completely behind both of the above points. We just hosted an online class on hybrid SharePoint on premises, and SharePoint Online, Office 365 computing solutions. Our course was led by Fabian Williams, who is a widely respected expert on this topic, and is also a SharePoint Server MVP. The course will soon be available for purchase for local use. If you would like to be notified once the course is available, please contact us.

Hybrid cloud solutions need to do more than look good on paper. They need to be built from complementary components, for example, enterprise search powered by data reposed on premises, along with data reposed in the cloud. So Fabian’s class includes a lot of technical detail on how to build a high value hybrid SharePoint computing solution. Please note: the intended audience for this course are SharePoint administrators, developers and architects.

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