My week in the cloud (1)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing.   Windows Azure platform http://www.cerebrata.com/Products/CloudStorageStudio/Default.aspx Tools are being developed on the Windows Azure Platform. This tool, Cloud Storage Studio, allows you to manage your storage in Windows Azure. http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid201_gci1380654,00.html Microsoft to add Remote Desktop and VM support to Azure….

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Azure Partner Hub

Partners, check out this Azure Partner Hub: http://azurehub.com/

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Windows Phone 7 Revealed

Wow, it really does look like 7 might be Microsoft’s lucky number. Today’s announcement of Windows Phone 7 series is certainly greeted with a lot of positive sentiment. You can go hear to watch the press release: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/windowsphone/ Also check out this site for demos, screenshots, etc…: http://www.windowsphone7series.com/ And this article on Gizmodo is one…

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HP Slate: The tablet I want

  I read Serge Jespers’ blog and was really happy to see he’s as excited about Windows 7 and the upcoming HP Slate device as I am. There really are some important characteristics being shared in this video. You can see it’s a full Windows 7 and even more importantly Phil McKinney shows he understands…

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Microsoft Generation 4 Data Centers

http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/36db4da6-8777-431e-aefb-316ccbb63e4e

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Beta Release of Windows Azure Drive

Accessing a drive on Windows Azure using standard NTFS API’s? It is possible: http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsazure/archive/2010/02/02/beta-release-of-windows-azure-drive.aspx Interesting is that it is actually a Windows Azure Page Blob in which a virtual hard drive formatted with NTFS is stored. The blog post contains interesting details as does this whitepaper: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9710117 Fascinating to see the platform develop.

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