The Grandfather of Cloud Computing, not

Over on Rough Type, Nicolas Carr’s blog, he points to a document dated from March 30, 1965. In this document Western Union describes its plan to build “a nationwide information utility, which … (read more).


Unix to Windows API dictionary

Wen-ming on my team worked with folks from InteropSystems on a porting dictionary to help ease the pain porting source code from Unix to Windows. They took the most frequently used Unix calls and provided a piece of sample code demonstrating the equivalent function on Windows (if it exists). Please go to and check…


New Training on the Channel9 Learning Center

The evangelism team is constantly expanding our selection of training courses on Channel9. This week we launched another set of great learning courses on the new Learning Center. The one that is close to my heart is the High Performance (HPC) course. I am very proud of my team. Two out of the currently available…


New Courses on the Channel9 Learning Center

As mentioned in a previous post, we are constantly expanding our selection of training courses on Channel9. Today (Nov 9th) we launch a few new courses. One of them is the the Windows Server 2008 R2 training. Windows Server 2008 R2, “Not your average R2!” Explore this significant Windows Server release via a self-paced training…


Parallel Computing at PDC09

Besides a bunch of sessions, there’s also a chalk talk at #PDC09. Check out the details and “how to avoid the crowd” at the A View into the Behavior of Your Parallel Application blog.


Server Room to Datacenter To Compute Container

Over at c|net Ina Fried has a short article, including video interview, about what “… could be the largest data center in the world," according to Arne Josefsberg, GM of infrastructure services for Microsoft’s data center operations. But it is not only the potentially largest datacenter, it is also a quite unusual datacenter. The servers…


7 Up

Windows 7 has a lot to offer for developers. If I had to pick the 7 most relevant or the 7 “sexiest” I would go with James’ list. Over the past week Jim O’Neil wrote a series of blog posts about his 7 favorites. Learn how to take advantage of these cool features on Jim’s…