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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?

To listen, click play on our retro-funky player below.

MicroBite 2

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Questions, as ever, to microbite@theregister.co.uk

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