- The future of software development lies in the cloud, where rapid release cycles and easy upgrades are possible.
- The present reality for many premises-centric customers, however, is much slower and more painful.
Prior to last week’s Microsoft SharePoint conference in Las Vegas, I was of the mind that faster was always better. Not just for cars and planes, but software development in particular. I felt that lengthy software development cycles were getting in the way of innovation. The prototypical 18 month product update schedule for on-premises, perpetually licensed software, where bug fixes take precident over the introduction of new features, seemed extremely antiquated when compared to current cloud-based development models capable of rushing new features to market every 90 days or less. Continue reading “Microsoft Jumps on the Development Fasttrack with SharePoint, but Risks Leaving Some Users Behind”