Azure, Windows 7 and it's OK for MS to hate Vista, too
The lowdown from Microsoft's PDC
Radio Reg What do you call a herd of geeks in a T-shirt stampede? PDC.
Yes, Microsoft descended on Los Angeles, California, last week, and along with it the long awaited Windows cloud. After weeks of threatening, Microsoft finally unveiled its cloud computing project, called Azure Computing Services and following in the wake of Amazon.
On more familiar territory, Microsoft served up some eye-candy by showing off the interface to Windows 7, the planned successor to Windows Vista.
There was talk of model-driven development using Oslo and M and a version of Office for the web encompassing browser-based media play Silverlight.
Register software editor Gavin Clarke and All About Microsoft’s Mary-Foley took MicroBite there to find out what Microsoft had to offer.
Was this a show fitting of LA-LA Land: heavy on presentation, light on substance. or, as Microsoft hoped, a vision of the future?
We trod the show floor gathering feedback, sat in sessions and grilled Microsoft execs for this, our second episode of MicroBite.
In this week’s show:
- Windows 7: all mouth and no trousers?
- Users find their Windows Vista apps don’t work with Windows 7
- Finally: it’s OK for Microsoft to hate Windows Vista, too
- Microsoft’s is anything you want it to be
- Internal politics over Oslo
- M – a language looking for love
- What mood is Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in this week?
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Don't take it badly...
Finding out what Azure is sounds like Kreminology. Find out what's in, what's out by examining those slides which made it to the West. "And here it gets really confusing...but if you look at this bit here..."
Anyway, thanks for at least trying to make Windows 7 and Azure sound like some new and sexy rockstar which one is supposed to be interested in. I will go back to my winter sleep now.
Gavin/Mary you got to do some post production work on the sound for these radios sessions. Recording from a skype call on pc speakers don't quite cut the mustard. Fatigue cuts in real quick listening to this scratch.
The oggvorbis "Podcast" gave me MONO!