Just a few days ago Steve Ballmer offered a tantalizing glimpse of Microsoft’s future plans when he said the company would launch a “Windows Cloud” OS that will be separate from Windows 7, the successor to Vista.

I believe this clip was filmed just a few days before that event, and while it offers no specifics on Windows Cloud, you get a good sense of where Microsoft’s thinking is at in terms of hosted applications and their relationship to the data centre.

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