Microsoft's Future Revenue Drivers Are Cloud-Based
Micrsoft's business strategy seems to be more and more cloud-based and giving away Win. 10 for free supports that strategy. Its online subscription services (Office 365, Skye for Business, etc.) along with its storage solutions (e.g. Azure) will continue to become more dominant through the current fiscal year. Contrary to what Microsoft might have us believe, online subscriptions are not always the best option. At the Software Advisory Group (softwareadvisorygroup.com) we always encourage customers to fully evaluate their deployment options (on-premise vs. cloud) before rushing to the cloud where they become a captive audience.