"What's ahead for Microsoft's Cloud"? All will be revealed on October 20

Last week, Microsoft unveiled Windows 10, along with its first release of the new OS in the form of a Technical Preview; the company also made a preview available for Windows Server and System Center on the same day. 

The Windows 10 announcement was a rather private affair, with only a handful of press and analysts invited, although video of the event was quickly made available on YouTube. But its next event will be much more open, including a live webcast, as it turns its attentions to the cloud. 

Microsoft sent out invitations today for a one-hour event to be held in San Francisco on October 20, which will be hosted by the company's CEO Satya Nadella, as well as Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President for Cloud and Enterprise. It will start at 11:00 PT, and will be available to watch on the Microsoft News Center site.

Rod Trent of Windows IT Pro says that he expects to hear a 'State of the Union'-type update on Microsoft's progress in the cloud. But as he points out, that's the kind of thing that's unlikely to require the CEO to turn up for an event, when such a simple update could easily be issued as a press release or online video. Given the invite's focus on "what's ahead", and the presence of Satya Nadella, expect to hear some announcements related to Microsoft cloud services. 

We'll bring you all the latest on what the company covers at the event, so make sure you stay tuned to Neowin. 

This article was updated after publishing to correctly state Scott Guthrie's job title.

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