BobMu talk cloud

The Wordle cloud from Bob Muglia’s keynote at the Microsoft Management Summit last week. Cloud centric as you would (hopefully) expect. Bob’s day 1 keynote is now available on demand…I’ll get around to watching it next week but I like the “Minding The Gap” catchphrase 🙂

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Windows Intune – Microsoft’s latest cloud service

  The latest Microsoft cloud service broke cover today as Windows Intune went in to beta. In short, Intune provides cloud based PC management including anti-virus, patch updating and more. The admin console is shown below and it’ll be a familiar experience for anyone who has seen Microsoft Online (or BPOS). The Top 10 list…

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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 Pre-Assembled Components that we call an “ITPAC.” We placed one of these outside the University of Washington recently…

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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 and loading computer games of an audio…

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Windows, Windows Phone and XBOX + cloud & Visual Studio= cross platform gaming

Wow, two coups for TechEd MEA – they get Eric Rudder to present AND they get a pretty impressive demo from Eric of a single game running across a Windows 7 PC, a Windows Phone 7 Series device and XBOX 360. The unspoken part of the demo is the cloud of course and the fact…

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Ballmer says Microsoft is “all in” with the cloud

  [updated post] 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 every aspect of Microsoft’s business and…

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Microsoft Cloud Services website is live

  In about 5 minutes, Steve Ballmer will take the stage at The University of Washington to talk about Microsoft’s cloud services. In conjunction with that, we have a new Cloud Services website that has gone live today with a very easy to remember URL – www.microsoft.com/cloud There’s plenty of info up there now about…

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More than 300 million people in 76 countries and 48 languages use Messenger every month

Wow. That’s quite a stat…when people say to me that Microsoft is new to this whole cloud thing, that’s what I’ll respond with. I have to confess for a while I wasn’t sure about calling existing services like Messenger and Hotmail “cloud services” but they genuinely are and it feels a little like the terminology…

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Cloud security whitepapers

  I just noticed Roger Halbheer has posted a couple of new whitepapers on Cloud Security that are not the usual techno megafest – these are more targeted at the executive summary level. The first paper is written by Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing organization and is a high-level overview of the Cloud and its security opportunities…

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