Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform

November 9 , 2009
The View from Forrester Research
ZD Net

Natalie Lambert shares Forrester’s thoughts on the future of desktop computing.

“2012. That is the year in which our clients are predicting that their next-generation desktop will be up and running. However, no one company defines this new desktop the same way. Some believe that this desktop will be fully virtualized in a data center and accessible from any device, others see this desktop as only a set of applications delivered to a user when required, and others just look at this desktop as a more manageable, supportable, and lower cost environment than today.”

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Acer adds Core i7 to its desktop replacement
ZD Net
John Morris discusses Acer’s desktop replacement product featuring Core i7.

“Another laptop has been added to the Core i7-Windows 7 roster.Acer’s Aspire AS8940G is an update to the company’s desktop replacement with a massive 18.4-inch display. Like most desktop replacements, the Aspire AS8940G is barely portable, weighing in at nine pounds and measuring 17.4 by 11.8 by 1.7 inches.”

Windows Azure: Microsoft’s Cloud Schedule
The VAR Guy
Matthew Weinberger shares details around Microsoft’s Azure cloud computng platform.

“At PDC 2009, on November 17th, 2009, Microsoft will make available many new Azure features for the first time, letting current Community Test Preview users test them freely until December 31st, 2009. Microsoft is encouraging feedback on the new features during that timeframe.”

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