Yes, that’s what I mean. Just as it ‘became easier’ to use Word rather than Wordperfect, and Excel rather than Lotus 1-2-3, and IE rather than Netscape, even though none of them were the best products. They integrated better, because Microsoft didn’t support connections to competitors products and legally protected their interfaces from competitors.
I’m not saying Azure isn’t the best product. I don’t know. I just like Microsoft better when they play nicely. They do sometimes but then they fall back to old habits so I can’t trust them, until it’s easier just to have nothing to do with them. They have to decide whether to be an IBM mainframe with MVS or an RS/6000 with AIX.