Microsoft Principle Network Architect David Lef answers questions about the transition from traditional networking to the cloud

In this day and age, it’s extremely imperative that businesses start to seriously consider moving to the cloud and join the world of more cloud-centric operations. While it might seem like a no-brainer to some, this transition can be terrifying for a company to undertake. Apart from the move potentially being a big hassle, there’s always the concern that it might cost significant resources, or it might open up one’s company to security concerns that it isn’t prepared to handle. This isn’t a decision taken lightly.

In the hopes of ¬†easing the concerns of executives considering a transition to a cloud-first business, Microsoft’s Principal Network Architect David Lef did a Q&A session to talk about Microsoft’s current shift to an entirely wireless network. Lef talks about what drove Microsoft to make the switch, what the challenges have been, and what things are being considered important to keep in mind as the project moves forward. The Q&A is an excellent read, whether you’re a tech enthusiast who wants to see the evolution of business, an executive that’s curious about a cloud-first strategy or just a Microsoft fan who wants to see what’s next for one of the most technologically progressive companies out there.

The move to a fully wireless network seems to underscore most of Microsoft’s transitioning products and services towards being more efficient. With the current network, wired systems are simply not living up to the same potential that a wireless system could meet. Microsoft employees need to have flexibility and a constant interface with the wireless world around them and an outdated network is starting to keep them from reaching their full potential. Hopefully, this transition is accomplished with as few problems as possible and the teams at Microsoft can enjoy the benefits of a fully wireless network sooner rather than later.

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