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Essential SharePoint 2013, Second Edition by Chris Bortlik, Susan Hanley, Scott B. Jamison

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Chapter 11. Taking SharePoint to the Cloud

On March 4, 2010, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made the public statement that Microsoft was “all in” with the cloud and that Microsoft was betting the future of its company on cloud computing.1 In October 2012, Ballmer redefined Microsoft as a “devices and services” company in his annual shareholder letter.2 It is clear that cloud computing is viewed as strategic by Microsoft.

1. Steve Ballmer, “Cloud Computing.” www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/exec/steve/2010/03-04cloud.aspx

2. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft shareholder letter. www.microsoft.com/investor/reports/ar12/shareholder-letter/index.html

In this chapter, we will

Define what cloud computing is

Review the past, present, and future for SharePoint in the ...

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