There have been whispers about Microsoft considering using cloud-based technology in its products for some time, whether it’s backwards compatible gaming with its Xbox consoles or some form of compatibility with its Windows mobile devices. But no one is sure what the plan is yet – but we’re about to find out.

The company has announced that an event will take place in San Francisco on October 20th, with a huge focus on both “cloud” and “Azure,” according to a brief news statement. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Azure boss Scott Guthrie will be in attendance to discuss what’s in store.

Microsoft has made waves in San Francisco before, holding an event earlier this year to showcase its recently announced Windows 10 update, with a number of journalists getting a look at the forthcoming operating system.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that San Francisco is getting some love from the company, as it’s becoming more of a “cloud center” of sorts when it comes to the storage of details, right alongside Seattle – which isn’t far from where Microsoft’s home base is located. So that makes it a proper location for the announcement, which, again, could be some sort of indication as to how cloud-based technology will be utilized by its devices.

Nadella didn’t appear for the Windows 10 event, so many are believing that this announcement could be a much bigger deal with his presence. Having Azure’s Guthrie also coming along could mean that something big could be announced – and may help the company find greater success in the coming year.

We here at [a]listdaily will recap the event upon its conclusion, letting you know what big announcements were made, as well as speculation in terms of what cloud-based technology could do for Microsoft’s tools of the trade. One thing’s for sure – you’ll want a good upload speed if you don’t have one already.

Source: TechCrunch