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This magazine has been put together to showcase theMicrosot Sotware + Services (S+S) strategy roman architectural perspective and will help explain theundamental architectural considerations and impactthat sotware plus services will have.Microsot’s investments in S+S are ramed bythree core principles. Firstly, experiences shouldspan beyond a single device. In our world o ever-increasing devices, choice in the right computingpower in the right place at the right time isparamount. User experience environments that spanseamlessly rom the browser, to the PC, to the mobileand the console need to be brought together toprovide lexible yet uniied experiences.Secondly, inrastructure and solutions should extendrom the server to the cloud. Cloud services developedhand-in-hand with on-premise server counterparts willdeliver much needed choice to enterprise customers— enabling exibility in developing, scaling, operatingand migrating systems that are distributed between thecloud and the enterprise datacentre. And lastly, tightly coupled systems should give way toederations o cooperating systems and loosely coupledcompositions. With the right transparency, standards,identity and interoperability, these small pieces o codeloosely joined help developers build new applicationsand services out o base components – enabling agileand cost-eective development.Sotware + Serivces also recognizes that or mostcompanies the ideal way to build IT inrastructure is tofnd the right balance o applications that are run andmanaged within the organisation, and applications thatare run and managed in the cloud.Traditional approaches to building technologyinrastructure and delivering computing capabilitiesmake it difcult and expensive to adjust to these newrealities. Microsot’s progressive shit toward S+Sis reshaping and transorming our existing oerings— and inorming our roadmap or the uture.Take a look ahead at what a uture o connectedsotware and services could bring. Applications andservices that once stood apart become ar more valuablewhen taken together. Business moves aster, ideas owmore reely and people grow more deeply connected.In Issue Two o The Arc, we aim to show you theimplications or S+S and the eects it has around security,interoperability and services by talking to key fgures andgaining an insight o how things might play out. We alsoeature an interview with Mark Taylor, the man chargedwith leading the S+S push within the UK.
03. SoftwarE + SErvicES
The Architecture explained.
04. LEaDEr of tHE PacK
Mark Taylor explains how as teamleader he is pulling technologistsand marketers together to show justhow S+S creates value.
06. a QUEStioN of trUSt
What are the security implicationsor sotware plus services.
08. toGEtHEr aS oNE
Interoperability is seen as the keyto success. The Arc speaks to thoseinvolved.
10. GoiNG GrEEN
The Arc looks at what Microsot isdoing to help companies reduceenergy consumption.
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The Arc magazine Sotware+Services ispublished on behal o Microsot Ltd by NGTMedia Ltd. No part o this magazine maybe reprinted or used without the publisher’swritten consent.
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