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Microsoft Cloud gets Real – Unifying of Windows Azure and Windows Server Product Groups

December 11, 2009
"Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it is creating a new group called the Server and Cloud Division (SCD). The group will include the Windows Azure development team and the Windows Server and Solutions group, and be housed in the Server and Tools Business (STB), run by STB president Bob Muglia.
 
…This realignment is a natural development. Azure is becoming a real business, and thus it’s moving into a real business group, said Rob Helm, an analyst with the independent firm Directions on Microsoft.  Unifying Azure with Windows Server should help the former catch up feature-wise with its older sibling, Helm said, and eventually lead to features being released first on Azure.
 
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