J. Nicholas Hoover

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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in May 2007

Microsoft Drops A Few Data Center Strategy Hints

Ever wanted to know how Microsoft makes decisions about how to build its data centers, where they are and how big they are, and what the company intends to do with them all? A video interview the company has posted today with Michael Manos, the Microsoft's senior director of Data Center Services, gives a few hints.

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Microsoft Awarded For Hurricane Katrina Efforts

Before Hurricane Katrina even hit land, a small group of Microsoft Consulting Services employees began building, on their own and without prompting from some marketing group, a Web application to help those affected tell loved ones they were still alive after the storm. This week, the American Red Cross honored the company for its brief departure from the competitive hustle and bustle.

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Microsoft Preps Storage As A Service

The rumors have been out since at least last April, if not earlier, that Microsoft was readying a hosted storage service under the Windows Live banner. Here and there little snippets leaked. Now, apparently, it's a soon-to-be reality. Microsoft is readying the rumored Live Drive service, now called Windows Live Folders, as a hosted, collaborative storage service delivered over the Web.

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How Long Will You Wait For Silverlight?

Microsoft's been coy about when version 1.1 of its Silverlight Web technology, which has been labeled an Adobe Flash-killer, will come out. But Microsoft architect evangelist Alexander Strauss may have leaked a bit of news in his blog.

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