Microsoft is aiming to supercharge Azure uptake with the launch of a new framework that has been more than a year in the making.
The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) is designed to provide "One Microsoft voice for cloud adoption, consolidating and sharing best practices from Microsoft employees, partners, and customers".
"While the cloud offers tremendous flexibility in design choices, enterprises need a proven and consistent methodology for adopting cloud technologies," Microsoft stated.
"The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure meets that need, helping guide decisions throughout cloud adoption."
As of Q1 2019, Microsoft had bitten out a 17 per cent of the cloud infrastructure services market, according to Canalys, ahead of Google on eight per cent but trailing AWS on 32 per cent.
The prospect of CAF getting a big launch at next week's Microsoft Inspire adds yet more intrigue to the event following the shock news last week that the vendor is to withdraw internal usage rights from Gold and Silver partners.
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