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How Seattle became ‘Cloud City’: Amazon and Microsoft are leading a tech revolution


On the ball: Corey Sanders of Microsoft leads a cloud-computing team working with Boeing. "If you're not building (tools) that are keeping up with your customers on a daily or weekly basis, you're falling behind," he says. — Seattle Times/TNS

On the ball: Corey Sanders of Microsoft leads a cloud-computing team working with Boeing. "If you're not building (tools) that are keeping up with your customers on a daily or weekly basis, you're falling behind," he says. — Seattle Times/TNS

SEATTLE: In a Seattle-area conference room earlier this year, Washington state's two largest employers started sketching out the future. 

In a daylong series of meetings at Microsoft's campus, engineers from the software company knocked heads and keyboards with their counterparts at Boeing. The goal: tapping in to Microsoft's Azure, the software maker's network of on-demand computing power, to build a new generation of software. 

   

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