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    Shining Arcanine

    PaoloM said:

    Sure, but you certainly didn't mean "migrate people to some version of Windows", because that has nothing to do with data portability; standard based technologies; ease of migration and deployment across cloud networks; and developer choice, right?

    Actually, it does. Cloud computing is a market dominated by Linux and Microsoft wants it get into it, so Microsoft promoting things that make it easier for them to get people to migrate away from Linux, which benefits Windows. If this convinces people to migrate, Microsoft will attempt a vendor lock-in as people switch by introducing them to a ton of Windows-specific things with no intention of providing them to other platforms and every intention of having them use it, making developer choice go only in one direction.