Azure is Microsoft cloud service that competes with Amazon’s AWS. Many people first thought Azure could never effectively be a player in this market as Microsoft has not been well known for cloud agility. When Azure was starting, there was a lot of talk about playing catchup. My how a few years changes things. Azure momentum is massive adding ……. And supporting …… The rate of new features and services coming into Azure is dizzying… Indeed, these days, Microsoft look and acts like a service first company with ongoing successes win Office 365 and Azure. There is no shortage of new opportunities here as Microsoft rolls deeper support for containers, IoT, and deep analytics – topics you don’t normally associate with Microsoft, but you should. And that’s the biggest part of the problem for Microsoft. They have shown a willingness to risk the very core identity in order to remake themselves into a cloud and service company that also makes software.