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March, 2010

  • Microsoft's Data Center in a box…more details emerge

    Welcome to Microsoft’s data centre evolution (previously called the “Generation 4 vision”). As earlier videos have shown, we’re heading towards the pre-manufacturing every part of the data centre: the IT, mechanical and electrical components as part of...
  • Ballmer's Bet on the Cloud Receives Rave Reviews

    My boss just took off for Australia and New Zealand. Trying to get everything done before he left absorbed most of my time during the last few weeks, so after he left, I started catching up on my cloud services reading. This has been a busy time for cloud...
  • Exchange Online updated to provide 25GB mailbox by default

    Providing online services like BPOS ( http://mocp.microsoftonline.com ) are not like shipping server or client software. Once you cut the bits for on-premise software, they pretty much stay the same for a while. Not so with online services. Microsoft...
  • A Yottabyte you say?

    [credit: The Economist] A lot is the answer as noted above in The Economist . They had a great special report a couple of weeks back on the enormous amounts of data we’re now creating in the digital age. For someone who remembers 5 1/4 inch floppy disks...
  • Cray and Microsoft Join Up to Streamline Cloud Computing

    Moving to the cloud requires reframing how a business thinks about its data and services. It's quite a leap to get from having everything on premise where you have total control (and responsibility) to having all or some of your key business services...
  • Well! That was fun…

    I participated in the Exchange and SharePoint Online Services Live Chat on Tuesday, Feb 23rd. This event was a first for me. It added a new level of “interrupt-driven” to the usual IM and e-mail traffic that we deal with every day. It’s hard to provide...
  • Ballmer says Microsoft is “All In” with the Cloud

    Steve Ballmer spoke at the University of Washington this afternoon on Microsoft and the cloud. He spoke for a little over an hour with some Q&A at the end and included demos of BingMaps (by Blaise of course) Sky Player on XBOX. He touched on almost...
  • Recent chats on Cloud services at Toolbox.com and TechTarget.com

    Last week, I played answer guy to a couple of chats about Microsoft's clould services on two popular websites. I wasn't expecting a big crowd and was pleasantly surprised as they were well attended and there were a lot of great questions. Questions...