Microsoft Azure is the business plan. I got no problem with that in general. Azure is not relevant in 100% of the cases, but many companies are finding Azure relevant in some scenarios. Microsoft is going to make sure one of those scenarios involves UNIX technology. Some time soon, Microsoft will have the full remake of .NET called .NET Core. The new remake of .NET is designed to run on other operating systems besides Windows.
Once upon a time, Microsoft had their own UNIX operating system called Xenix. It existed before Windows. Eventually, they made Windows and now they are travelling full circle to UNIX again. At it seems … UNIX (and its highly used derivative, Linux) is the technology.
Anyway, IT is about to enter a new era.