back to article Azure stacks, Office packs – and VR flacks: Here's Microsoft's Inspire news dump

Microsoft did more than just mash up Office and Windows on Monday at its Inspire conference in the US. The Redmond colossus has also, after years of waiting, announced the first shipments of its on-premises Azure-in-a-box technology, plus a set of Office 365 services aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses, and a program …

  1. bombastic bob Silver badge
    Alert

    cloudy, with a chance of 'micro' balls

    their future looks like they're ringing up "all ahead flank" towards the icebergs.

    Perhaps the conference should be re-named to "Expire" ?

    /me searches for Titanic icon, settles on this one.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: cloudy, with a chance of 'micro' balls

      Give it a break...

      Day after day, month after month, year after year, decade after decade, people like yourself predict the end of Microsoft, and yet, decades later, here they are with multi-billion Pound profits.

      Something tells me they know how to make money much better than you do.

  2. J J Carter Silver badge
    Windows

    Cloudtastic

    I love Office 365 for my 3,500 users. Mostly because I can manage everything as global admin without having to employ BOFH who cockup the SAN, DAG, OS patching, etc.

    1. Walter Bishop Silver badge

      Re: Cloudtastic

      What's it cost yearly for your 3,500 Office 365 user seats?

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