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October 27, 2008 at 6:53 AM

PDC: Looking into Microsoft’s cloud strategy

LOS ANGELES — Good morning from Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference. While the big headline for the show this week will likely be Windows 7, the company’s strategy for cloud computing is a close second. The cloud strategy will get most of the attention today, with a keynote speech from Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie, set to begin in about 90 minutes.

For background, check out this story from today’s paper, which notes the competition Microsoft faces to attract software developers — the primary audience at this show — to its emerging cloud computing platform. Formidable competitors in the form of Amazon, Google and other smaller players are also vying for developer attention.

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