The reactive Web application provider surveyed more than 3,000 Java developers and architects, finding that 27% have already upgraded to Java 8, and 36% planning to upgrade within the next 12 months. Twenty-one percent of those who already upgraded to the latest Java version are using it in production, and 40% are running pilots or testing with Java 8.

The survey also found that 28% of Java 8 adopters already have a “strong” interest in Java 9, 32% have average interest, 32% have mild interest, and 8% have no interest. Value types and Project Jigsaw’s modular code were considered the most anticipated features.

The full report is available here.

Google expands cloud platform support for Microsoft applications, including SharePoint
Google Cloud Platform customers will now be able to use existing licenses for Microsoft server applications, including SharePoint.

Google announced it is expanding Microsoft license mobility for SQL Server, SharePoint and Exchange, as well as making Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition available to all Google Cloud Platform customers in beta on Google Compute Engine. The company is also releasing a version of the Chrome RDP app from Fusion Labs optimized for Google Cloud Platform for Windows customers.

More information can be found on the Google Cloud Platform blog.