Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft is credited with making the observation that in the tech industry we overestimate what we can achieve in one year, but underestimate what we can achieve in 10 years. I was reminded of that quote when talking with Jeffrey Snover, Microsoft technical fellow and lead Windows Server/System Center architect, in the run up to a big product release out of Redmond. Snover was nothing if not confident, suggesting that this release will set the stage for the next 20 years of application development. That is a massive suggestion to make, so what is it that Microsoft is so bullish about?

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.