Yeah, it's call Citrix... NEXT!curt8403 said:Nick...
'Cloud computing' is a term used to describe a situation where applications are based on web servers and accessed through internet connections, rather than being installed on clients.
You have to remember that 'The Balmer' operates in an environment surrounded by Clouds.AirRocker said:Yeah, it's call Citrix... NEXT!
I think it is more like Judy Collins "Send in the Clouds"HIPAR said:Is that like flying Instrument Flight Rules vs Visual Flight Rules?
The story has the full text of a Ballmer memo to employees as well as a link to a March 4 story on the speech. Looks like Microsoft is "all in" if that means hustling to catch up.Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's speech on Thursday to University of Washington computer-science students was not just his first speech at the Seattle institution, it was the kick-off to a company-wide refocusing on cloud computing.
It turns out that his most-widely quoted statement - "For the cloud, we're all in" - was catchy for a reason. It has now shown up as a prominent slogan on Microsoft's new cloud-computing Web site,
Stepping up its fight against Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. acquired DocVerse, a technology startup that allows people to edit Microsoft Office files online.
Google paid around $25 million for the San Francisco-based company, according to a person familiar with the matter.
In the next few weeks? This thread is a year and a half old.if they do indeed release it in the next few weeks.
I was not basing a few weeks off of what the OP said, which is old, but off of the ideas that the new Office cloud services should be coming out soon with Office 2010 and potentially some more services along with it.SayWhat? said:In the next few weeks? This thread is a year and a half old.
Pretty cloudy to me.
local caching is the answer to that in most cases.kevinturcotte said:I still have concerns about a total "Web Server" OS. What happens when my internet connection goes down? Can I not access my files?
Before I'd commit to something like that, I'd have to have a GUARANTEED 100% uptime connection (Barring something on my end like a modem or NIC dying or something like that obviously). And then probably at least a CONSTANT 30 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up.Grentz said:local caching is the answer to that in most cases.
But IMO before anything goes completely web a lot of people need faster interwebz. I dont think it would work to well on my 1.5/512 line :lol: