One of my clients,
ITNAmerica has become a Microsoft case study for the idea of software +
services. The idea behind software + services is that software should run where
ever it makes sense: in the cloud, on the desktop, or on a mobile device, not
just in a thin client such as a browser.
limits, and the need for software to
work if the connection to the cloud disappears makes this a logical
approach. Anybody who has tried to get a
cell phone signal should understand the issues about continual connectivity.
Curt Devlin, a
Microsoft evangelist, demonstrates another reason why this approach makes
sense. It makes the transition to a cloud provider such as Azure much simpler.
If you want some
further ideas on how to take a software + services application to a cloud
platform. Check out my recent ARCast on "Software + Services in the