Laying down the gauntlet...GOOG v. MSFT

It's been a few years since I read Sun Tzu's the Art of War, but Google's announcement yesterday of an App Engine that scales using Google Infrastructure is nothing less than a full frontal assault at Microsoft's server business.

The attack on the desktop business is well underway with Google Docs, but this moves go at MS' bread and butter in terms of the corporate market.

A somewhat technical (9 min) video is below.

Now, the gloves are's going to be fun to see how Ballmer and Co respond.