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How Microsoft emerged from the darkness to embrace the cloud

Microsoft stock hit all-time highs this week, a reflection of investor confidence in Nadella’s pivot away from flagging consumer services like smartphones and toward business software delivered on the web. A company that for much of the 2000s tried in vain to fashion itself in the model of Apple or Google found a better target in its back yard in Amazon.com.

How Microsoft emerged from the darkness to embrace the cloud