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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Live Blogging at PDC – Microsoft says it will offer ALL Enterprise software online

Not moving to simple software as a service, but providing a choice of on premise or subscription from the cloud.  Ray Ozzie calls has called this Server-service symmetry.  And the online services will not just be “fixed” applications, but in the future will be platforms that support custom solution development.  Additionally, hybrid approaches will be…

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Live Blogging at PDC 2008 – Ray Ozzie’s keynote: Introduce Windows Azure

Headline: Windows Azure, Windows in the Cloud, released as CTP See the video stream here: www.microsoftpdc.com Key theme: Transformation toward services, and enabling a new generation of apps that span the pc, web, and phone Today: focusing on back end of that – data centers in the cloud Some have recently asked, “Is the cloud…

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So bad, it’s good?

Ok, so you may or may not have been a fan of the Bill and Jerry ads.  Either way, Jon and Neil point to something surely far worse – so bad, in fact, it’s absurdly funny!  Don’t believe me?  Think boy band singing about computers – and not in a Bill Gates kind of way,…

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So this is what a $2500 car looks like…

The Tata Nano was unveiled recently… a new car from Tata Motors that is expected to sell for about $2500.  Comes with a 624cc gasoline engine… no word yet on fuel efficiency.  Or crash protection.  Is this the next Yugo?  Or India’s Model T? Not sure in which markets the Tata Nano will be for…

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The purpose of Chrome, and how it may be good for Microsoft

Started this as a comment on Larry Digan’s blog here, but it ended up so darn long I decided to make it a post on its own right here.  A few more thoughts on Chrome.  Just my 2 cents.  -John … More than anything else, Chrome strikes me as a “trojan horse” of sorts to…

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Google Chrome: Google Chrome EULA Claims Ownership of Everything You Create on Chrome, From Blog Posts to Emails

From Gizmodo: Google Chrome: Google Chrome EULA Claims Ownership of Everything You Create on Chrome, From Blog Posts to Emails Technorati Tags: privacy,google What Gizmodo found in Google’s EULA:  11. Content license from you 11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or…

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