There some interesting projects going on in Microsoft Research (MSR) that are focusing on Cloud Computing. Still in early phases but hopefully we will see the production implementation of the ideas in the products in the future:
“Inside the Cloud” – a cloud mouse (device) that will enable you to browse cloud data;
“Cloud Faster” – a new communication protocol (DCTCP) mainly for data centers that optimizes transfers between multiple servers.
If you have couple of minutes now-and-then and Cloud Computing interests you, make sure to add MSR sites to your “Favorites”.