Build 2018: Windows, Office Take a Back Seat to Microsoft 365 (Premium)

Build 2018: Windows, Office Take a Back Seat to Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft on Monday opened its annual Build conference with an impassioned plea for developers and customers to forget about monolithic legacy platforms like Windows and Office and instead go all-in on its Microsoft 365 service and its other intelligent cloud and intelligent edge efforts.

Some may argue that this is just a subtle repositioning. After all, Microsoft has been talking about its digital transformation to the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge era for the past few years. Too, it was telegraphed by the recent ouster of Terry Myerson and the resulting de-emphasis of Windows within Microsoft.

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