Building another bridge over the river
Yes, it's me-too, catch-up stuff we expect from Redmond. But the perspective that having a me-too engine for PaaS puts you in the club of the entitled is a short-sighted one. Microsoft's neglect/indifference towards the likes of New Relic, Chef and Puppet mean that they have a bunch of mature middleware to drive the Docker and CoreOS incumbents, together with emerging support for Azure. Microsoft on the other hand have 'System Center' which still maintains that the very idea of managing a cloud infrastructure is a pretty cool thing. Yes it manages Azure (and notionally AWS), but it's code base is entirely Windows-based with highly simplistic 'UNIX-sysadmin' type APIs.
Sorry if it's over-geeked, but I guess my comment should be 'but no-one asked for it and even if they did, couldn't manage it'. A bit like Betamax, I guess.