Another Name Change

Microsoft Azure LogoMicrosoft has a real habit of changing the names of products and technologies.  One could believe there’s an entire department devoted to the practice.  There isn’t of course because if there were, we wouldn’t have the same codenames for different technologies and the names would be more consistent.

Sometimes, names are changed because of legal action (SkyDrive became OneDrive due to Sky taking Microsoft to court).

Sometimes it makes sense.  Windows Azure became Microsoft Azure in late March and this is a good thing because Azure has grown and is no longer just about Windows services or infrastructure in the cloud.

Whatever the reason for the name changes, I can’t help thinking about the huge amount of collateral we now need to change to keep it up to date.