Project "Madeira" Builds on Microsoft Dynamics SMB Legacy As It Embraces Cloud Future

The unveiling of Project "Madeira" earlier this week signaled Microsoft's intent to stretch its business solutions strategy in a new direction, taking on some competitors more directly and broadening its own use of cloud technology.

"[Project] Madeira is a true public SaaS service like Power BI or CRM Online. It is new, pure cloud, multitenant, and hyperscale," says Gordon Macdonald, director of Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise product management.


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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. Jason has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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