But do they?
While they are doing much better than Google with their cloud offerings, they're still magnitudes worse than AWS.
TypeScript and VSCode are pretty good, but what else?
They included a Linux shell, which seems like they lost the faith in PowerShell.
They want to switch to Chromium, because Edge didn't cut it, despite them hiring many great JS devs.
They are even investing in React-Native, despite having bought Xamarin some years ago...
I'm not sure where they are want to go right now...
Azure - definitely I didn't like it at first experience, but after understanding their targeted audience I get it - big corporation, that is the answer. AWS for new startups, prototyping .Azure for integrating already invested Microsoft infrastructure to the cloud.
Microsoft is playing safe- supporting open source projects and when it gains some momentum include it in their business model- Entity Framework, Xamarin ,Mono - sponsored by Microsoft in same time .Net core was launched
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