J. Nicholas Hoover

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Senior Editor, InformationWeek Government
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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in March 2009

Windows Server For Private Clouds

Though Microsoft says Windows Azure won't be used to power private clouds, there's no question that Microsoft will someday in the next year or two start playing in that market.

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Where Silverlight Meets AIR

Microsoft's Silverlight 3, with its out-of-browser capabilities, and Adobe AIR, with its out-of-browser capabilities, won't necessarily compete head-to-head as rich Internet application platforms. They're just too different.

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Windows Azure Goes Down

It seems it's not the matter of if a cloud will go down, but when. Google and Amazon already have had well-publicized outages of their cloud platforms. Now, Microsoft has joined them, as Windows Azure was down for about 22 hours beginning Friday night.

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