The real Microsoft news today is not that Microsoft (and Google) want to dominate the web, nor is it *real* news that Microsoft today announced (along with the likes of BEA, Cisco, IBM and others) a draft of a new specification that describes the modeling IT resources and services: the Service Modeling Language (SML).

No, no. The real news is that the Microsoft is having the all new Starbucks Interactive Cup Brewer (iCup) coffee dispensers installed across campus. ! . You read that? Interactive, no less.

Pictures are emerging as I write and yes, there is even video evidence to prove it.

Starbucks Interactive Cup Brewer