Microsoft loves PaaS Yeah Nah

Microsoft sure does push the cloud and why not it’s a big money earner for them.

These days lots of organizations are looking for cloud first solutions as it’s the next big thing and it theoretically will save them money, its robust etc.

Ok cool, so lets look at Microsoft’s all products page.

All Products page 2019

Can you spot how many of Microsoft’s latest key business products ‘support’ use of Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Database managed instance for it’s back-end?

  • Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2019 – no
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 – no
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 (on-premises / IaaS) – no
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 – no
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2019 – no
  • Microsoft System Center 2019 – no
  • ….

Wow, so to me this means either Microsoft’s products teams:

  • Don’t have the expertise to make use of PaaS, or
  • Can’t make it work, or
  • Didn’t get the memo re using the cloud, or
  • Don’t trust it, or
  • Just don’t know?

So when your boss or client says, let lift to the cloud and hey what about using Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Database managed instance as a backed for our latest Microsoft products, you can respond Yeah Nah.

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