I wanted to flag a couple pieces of coverage today resulting from Bob Muglia’s keynote at TechEd, where he talked about hosting partners as an important piece of Microsoft’s cloud strategy.

  • “Microsoft sees hosting partners becoming more important as the cloud becomes more predominant. "The partner piece of this is incredibly important," Muglia said.” – CRN http://www.crn.com/software/225402105
  • “If a business wants to go outside the firewall in a cloud environment, Muglia notes, the main difference between using Microsoft and one of its hosting partners is that a partner's cloud can be customized better to your environment.” – IDG http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=13D666E4-1A64-67EA-E4EB268AE1483AEF

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