And here's the Kicker:
"Running on Linux, ACS [Azure Cloud Switch] is able to make use of its vibrant ecosystem. ACS allows to use and extend Open Source, Microsoft, and Third Party applications."
For Now, Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) Linux OS is just an internal tool that Microsoft uses to "debug, fix as well as test software bugs much faster", scale down software and develop features for enterprise and cloud computing services.
Microsoft Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) was demonstrated at the SIGCOMM conference in August 2015 at Imperial College London.
Microsoft... To Win, Make Love, Not War.
It is not the first time that Microsoft is partnering with rival technologies.
Earlier this year, Microsoft had announced its partnership with Cyanogen, the most popular third-party ROM for Android phones and tablets.
And Cyanogen is reportedly working on deeper integration of Microsoft's Digital personal virtual assistant, Cortana, into its latest version of Operating System.
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