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Microsoft OverviewAt Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world. We do business in 170 countries and are made up of 144,000 passionate employees dedicated to fulfilling our mission of helping you and your organization achieve more.
- Cloud Revenue (as of 3/31/2023):$28.5B
- Cloud Services:SaaS,PaaS,IaaS
- CEO:Satya Nadella
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Cloud Wars Oracle and Microsoft are embarking on a transformative cloud partnership with potential to reshape the tech industry's approach to collaboration for improved customer outcomes.
Cloud Wars A recent Microsoft and Oracle partnership dispels multi-cloud FUD, co-locating OCI in Azure to eliminate latency and enable cross-commitment usage.
Cloud Wars Minute Oracle's Larry Ellison and Microsoft's Satya Nadella announced a groundbreaking partnership that redefines competition and collaboration in the tech industry, with a focus on making customers' lives easier.
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Cloud Wars Minute Microsoft has launched AIM, a program to help businesses migrate their on-premises applications to the cloud with a focus on AI-guided productivity and competitiveness, in an initiative similar to SAP's RISE program.
Cloud Wars AI-powered virtual assistants from Microsoft, ServiceNow, and other companies are delivering new capabilities for businesses. How to set expectations for their impact remains an open question.
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Cloud Wars Integrating generative AI, natural language prompts, large language models, and machine learning augments the power of customer experience applications.
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Reporting Hear from Microsoft MVP Heidi Neuhauser about the biggest trends impacting the Microsoft business apps space and learn about Community Summit North America.
Cloud Wars Microsoft's cloud business is projected to generate as much revenue in 2023 as both AWS and Google Cloud combined, highlighting its dominance in addressing customer needs and pioneering in technology.
Cloud Wars Minute Microsoft's cloud success vs. AWS and Google Cloud is driven by its end-to-end portfolio, strategic partnerships, AI initiatives, and impressive scale.
Cloud Wars IBM Consulting, Microsoft target a range of generative AI use cases — including procurement and healthcare — with new services running on Azure OpenAI.
Cloud Wars Microsoft exec Charles Lamanna discusses the copilot phenomenon, growth in his company's apps and platforms, and how generative AI is turbo-charging productivity.
Cloud Wars Its growth rate has declined over 18 months, but AWS remains a dominant cloud infrastructure force and customers benefit from its scale, focus on innovation, and generative AI strategy.
Cloud Wars Business leaders are shifting from cost-cutting cloud optimization to investing in cloud migrations, data applications, and AI deployments. Microsoft is poised to capitalize.
Cloud Wars Its end-to-end view of the cloud combined with its early embrace of generative AI and massive scale, keep Microsoft in the top spot on the Cloud Wars Top 10.
Cloud Wars Minute Cloud investments are poised for a rebound as Microsoft's recent Q4 results, and commentary from company leaders, indicate.
Cloud Wars IT services provider Kyndryl and Microsoft are joining forces to develop new generative AI use cases for customers. Kyndryl also detailed better-than-expected financial results.
Cloud Wars Minute The Cloud Confidence Index uses market caps of top 10 cloud companies as a proxy for business leaders' confidence in their growth, reflecting customer demand and technology trends. The index is up slightly.
Cloud Wars Minute With copilots for GitHub, Windows 365, Windows 11, and Dynamics 365, Microsoft is taking a multi-pronged approach to help customers drive productivity with generative AI.
Cloud Wars Oracle maintains its position as the world's hottest major cloud vendor with 54% growth in Q2, followed by Google Cloud at 28% and ServiceNow at 25%.
Cloud Wars Minute The four fastest growing cloud vendors' financial results indicate an upturn in customer spending and preparation for the generative AI revolution.
Cloud Wars Despite AWS's impressive scale and achievements, its rivals are gaining ground in other software-centered segments of the cloud. AWS may face challenges in the Cloud Wars going forward.
Cloud Wars Minute Private generative AI tools like Moody's Copilot give employees easy access to current, relevant data in a digital sandbox that's protected from public AI tools.
Acceleration Economy Minute Rubrik and Microsoft expand partnership to improve backup and cyber-resilience for Microsoft 365 Exchange, Sharepoint, OneDrive and Teams customers.
Cloud Wars Microsoft's strong fiscal Q4 performance can be attributed to its generative AI portfolio and the defection of some AWS customers to Azure.
Cloud Wars Minute Microsoft is experiencing significant growth in the cloud infrastructure market, particularly in AI workloads, potentially taking market share from AWS, which has seen a decline in its growth rate.
AI/AI Index Weekly ReportAI Index Report episode 4: AptEdge empowers customer service agents with AI; generative AI funding is distributed across 5 core categories; and Microsoft delivers Bing Chat Enterprise.
CXO Minute During times of "hyperchange," having a clear communication framework is crucial for avoiding misunderstandings and anxiety, building trust, and improving decision-making.
Cloud Wars Approaching the release of the Q2 financial results of Amazon, AWS' growth rate decline stands out relative to Cloud Wars Top 10 adversaries.
Cloud Wars Minute Google Cloud and Microsoft's impressive Q2 growth rates suggest that AWS needs to turn up the heat to keep up in the Cloud Wars.
AI/AI IndexAI Index Report episode 3: IBM releases watsonx.ai platform for enterprises; Databricks acquires MosaicML for $1.3 billion; and Amazon announces Amazon CodeWhisperer copilot.
AI/AI Index Microsoft furthers its Copilot integrations, as AI-assisted development continues to gain momentum from LLMs and generative AI.
Cloud Wars The cloud vendor-agnostic expertise of value-added resellers (VARs), managed service providers (MSPs), and agents are shaping enterprises' digital future.
Cloud Wars The leader of IBM Consulting's Microsoft relationship says the partners are finding rich opportunities to help customers with mainframe and SAP modernization efforts.
Cloud Wars Mercedes-Benz, Ulta, and Toyota are co-creating with leading vendors to leverage AI for extraordinary customer experiences.
Cloud Wars Minute Mercedes-Benz and Microsoft collaborate to integrate ChatGPT functionality into vehicles, revolutionizing natural language understanding and enabling advanced voice commands and third-party service integration.
Cloud Wars Minute Bob Evans shares his expectations for Microsoft's Q4 earnings, in which he predicts Microsoft Cloud revenue will exceed $30 billion.
Cloud Wars Bob Evans predicts that the generative AI revolution will drive a $30 billion Q4 in cloud revenue for Microsoft.
Cloud Wars Minute Bob revisits the Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings as the latest growth rates of Oracle might move it up the ranks past Amazon's AWS.
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Cloud Wars Minute Databricks hosted Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at its customer event, and the two companies explained how they're working on trustworthy AI and serving joint customers.
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Founded in 1975, Microsoft is among the largest enterprise-technology companies in the world and is the largest enterprise-cloud vendor in the world. It has been #1 on the Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings for more than 2 straight years. Playing at all 3 layers of the cloud—IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS—Microsoft is able to address what it calls “the entire digital estates” of its business customers around the world. Since Satya Nadella become CEO in 2014, Microsoft has surged to the top of the cloud-computing industry by combining a broad and deep product lineup, an early and totally uncompromising commitment to hybrid-cloud computing, and highly innovative go-to-market strategies. Those include some unprecedented situations in which Microsoft first helps its corporate customers build unique applications or other solutions around Azure, and then helps those corporations sell their unique IP to other companies, thereby turning IP into revenue.