The MS pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?
As we have seen in the past few years, MS is once again promising the earth, the solar system and the universe (Aka the cloud) well affter the others in the market. So the FUD machine kicks into action in a desperate attempt to 'cloud' (pun intended) the market so at least they might get a few sales when eventually something gets released.
Their clear message is 'Don't invest in these other things. Wait for our solution which will give you the pot of gold that you so desire.'
The problem is (IMHO) that they have this habbit of making these promises and failing to deliver. 2013 is an awful long way ahead in IT terms.
Remember Vista? Wan't that supposed to be the best thing since the invention of the telephone?
Will they deliver? (and when) (And how many of their promises will hit the dirt on the way?)
What about interoperability?
As for the cloud in general. Anyone who bets their business on it at this time franky deserves to get pissed on.