Ray Ozzie’s new memo ‘Dawn of a new day’ outline Microsofts vision for challenging Google and Apple on cloud services and devices. Continuous Services and Connected Devices.
Exchange 14 is shaping up to be a huge change from the application we know and (most of the time) love. Architecturally the biggest difference is that 14 is designed to run in the Cloud on MS’s Software + Services platform.
Laughing Squid pointed me at ReadAir, an Adobe Air based client for Google Reader. Seems like quite a nice little app, certainly seems faster than the webpage (at least on my work laptop). Still can’t wait to try Fav.or.it though!
An interesting bit of new functionality here… the new beta of Silverlight Streaming includes the ability to upload a video file in a format not recognised by Silverlight and have a service in the cloud automatically transcode it into a wmv that can be streamed. (Spotted over at Angus’s Blog)
I’ve been following the MS Software + Services stuff for a while now, and a post by Steve Clayton yesterday got me thinking about it again. Skydrive and Office Live Workspace seem to me to be great little products, and free ones at that. With Broadband now common place at home and services such as […]