Microsoft All in, all over

One thing we learned this week at PDC, Microsoft is All In, all over the place.  This year, they’ve been All In with Azure and the cloud..

“For the cloud, we’re all in,” said Ballmer during an address and live Webcast at the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering in Seattle. “Literally, I will tell you we are betting our company on it.”

All In with Windows Phone..

“Make no mistake about it, when it comes to Windows Phone, we’re all in,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer during the two-hour keynote. “I’ve gotten asked various questions, ‘what will you do if this or that or blah, blah, blah…”

“Boom, baby!” he enthusiastically told the crowd of developers who had descended on the Redmond campus for PDC. “That’s what we’re going to do. Continue to work, continue to drive, to continue to improve, but man I think we’ve got a great opportunity for you and for us with the Windows Phone.”

All in with HTML5 and IE9..

“We’re all in” for HTML5, said Windows division President Steve Sinofsky, echoing Steve Ballmer’s comment last week that Microsoft is “all in” for cloud computing.

(oops, sorry Silverlight), and at least the Senior Leadership is even All In (with one notable? exception) with Xbox Live on the eve of the Kinect launch..


At least Microsoft got some good use out of that Texas Holdem game that came with Windows Vista Ultimate Extras.