Steve Ballmer has read this manifesto at some convention not long ago:

The 5 dimensions of the cloud:

  1. The cloud creates opportunities and responsibilities
  2. The cloud learns and helps you learn, decide and take action
  3. The cloud enhances your social and professional interactions
  4. The cloud wants smarter devices
  5. The cloud drives server advances that drive the cloud

If you're a Microsoft developer and that didn't scare you, i don't know what will. Scare you in the sense that there are moron MBAs running microsoft. At this point Microsoft=100%marketing, very little content.

DISCLOSURE: I'm an open-source guy just peeking over the fence to see what's new on the dark side Smiley.