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Microsoft’s investment in cloud services is also improving its on-premises software, claims Azure and SQL Server boss Scott Guthrie. I first met Scott Guthrie in Las Vegas in September, 2000, where he was talking up a web development framework then called ASP+, which he had developed alongside Mark Anders. The framework was ASP …

  1. Oliver Reed
    Pint

    Guthrie's Alive!

    But his blog died about a year ago

    1. Peter Clarke 1
      Joke

      Re: Guthrie's Alive!

      What do you expect when he wears a red shirt??

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Azure stack on premises...

    And after being back to leased time shared remote system, let's go back to on premises mainframes.... just a few years more, and the newest technology will be the personal computer!!!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Azure stack on premises...

      I think the big issue though is that MSFT thinks of Azure, cloud, anything new as yet another opportunity to sell proprietary software for a license or as a service (which the cost of the license blended into the service cost). Not sure that people want to do that anymore. I think the issue will be, much as is there issue with productivity and OS, that Google is creating awesome stuff, Kubernetes in the case of cloud stack, and just giving it away as open source.

  3. AMBxx Silver badge

    This Guthrie bloke

    So he's the one responsible for all the stuff that Microsoft do well?

    I'll forgive him Silverlight - good implementation of a bad idea.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      "I'll forgive him Silverlight - good implementation of a bad idea."

      Good implementation? With all the bugs and vulnerabilties it had???

      1. EddieD

        Re: "I'll forgive him Silverlight - good implementation of a bad idea."

        "Good implementation? With all the bugs and vulnerabilties it had???"

        Less* than Flash though, I think...

        *I'm not sure you can count the bugs/vulnerabilities in Flash, so I'm using less, not fewer.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          "Less* than Flash though, I think..."

          Just because it lived far less. And as many other MS technologies, it left in the mud many developers who believed in the usual MS promises about the next great technology.

        2. Nolveys

          Re: "I'll forgive him Silverlight - good implementation of a bad idea."

          Less* (vulnerabilities) than Flash though

          If one were able to graph a program's vulnerabilities in 2 space then Flash would look like the Mandelbrot set.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Seriously?

    "Guthrie also impressed me a few years later, when he was responsible for Silverlight,"

    You're easily impressed.

  5. deadlockvictim Silver badge

    SilverLight & Azure

    Let me get this right, he has worked his magic on Silverlight and now he's turned his attention to Azure. Where do I sign up?

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What happens to Hyperconverged players now

    Is Azure Stack comparable to Hypervisor offerings from Cisco, Dell, HP and Nutanix?

    1. AMBxx Silver badge

      Re: What happens to Hyperconverged players now

      Nope, it's like having your own Azure system in-house. Not just a hypervisor (thought they're in there).

      1. srinin

        Re: What happens to Hyperconverged players now

        Noob here. Just what does this mean for HCI players. Cisco, Dell, HP and Nutanix are all trying to sell boxes that enable a cloud like environement. The question is, is Azure stack a improved version of HCI OS's out there, but customized for Microsoft environment?

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Trollface

    You are spoiling us Mr El Reg

    Another chance for a MSFT 2-minute hate!

  8. Slabfondler
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    I've seen him speak, and it was very interesting to say the least. He took 20 questions from the audience, then wove the answers to those questions into a discussion of Azure and its current state and his vision. Very down to earth kinda guy you would easily strike up a chat with at the pub :)

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