Within the halls of Microsoft, a cordial but strategic debate is emerging. Some leaders within the company want Microsoft to describe itself as the world's biggest cloud software provider. But other Microsoft insiders are being a bit more cautious and conservative, preferring to hold off on making such a statement to the masses, Talkin' Cloud has heard.

Is Microsoft the world's largest provider of cloud software -- right now? Channel Chief Jon Roskill (pictured) made a pretty compelling case during an interview with Talkin' Cloud and The VAR Guy last week. Roskill's extensive views on Microsoft's partner ecosystem will surface on The VAR Guy in the next few days. In the meantime, let's take a look at Roskill's cloud perceptions.