Ever wondered how Windows Azure works?

David Lemphers has a post here that digs into a few of the details, and is worth a look.  And thanks to Steve Clayton for pointing it out.   See David’s post for pretty pictures and more details on how the VMs are apportioned, how much effective compute capacity each Guest VM has, etc.  For more…

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Making tool bars interesting again. No, really.

Here’s something interesting from InfoSpace… a tool bar!  No, really.  In fact, see for yourself over at Sam Chenaur’s site.   He’s got a nice screen grab, too.  This is not your “father’s toolbar”.    I tried to get my own screen grab from the Recipe toolbar I installed, but it’s really quite hidden until you engage with it… so it’s completely…

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WSJ Business Technology Blog: "Are NetFlix Layoffs Microsoft’s Fault?"

Wall Street Journal’s Business Technology blog raises this question in delivering the ultimate backhanded compliment by saying: The video service launched a new player for instant-watch movies in October that is powered by Microsoft’s Silverlight, a rich-media technology that competes with Adobe’s widely used Flash player. The Silverlight-Netflix player added, among other features, streaming ability…

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