May, 2008

  • Steve Clayton

    Dilbert Today

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    Todays Comic

    cracked me up :) yesterday’s was great too

  • Steve Clayton

    Authorization And Encryption In Live Mesh

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    Quite a technical look at authorization and encryption in Live Mesh by Nikolai Smolyanskiy but not so technical I didn’t understand it. The summary is Live Mesh is pretty darn secure using HTTPS but open at the same time using RESTful interfaces to resources in Mesh.

    I’m meeting with more Mesh folks tomorrow for a pre-PDC update but sadly nothing I can share at the moment. What I do know is this PDC is gonna be HUGE for S+S.

  • Steve Clayton

    Mini Dell

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    Maybe I won’t get one of these Asus EEE PC’s after all…Gizmodo has the details, albeit brief but this looks great. Dell also put some shots up on their blog

  • Steve Clayton

    Watching Silverlight

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    Amazing what you can do with 230k of XAML – I especially like the night mode. Hats off to Michael Scherotter

  • Steve Clayton

    Ray Ozzie Talking Mesh, Cloud Computing And More

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    The Bill and Steve show along with Windows 7 is capturing much of the news at the moment on Techmeme but I was more interested in Ray Ozzie’s talk today. The webcast is now available and Mary Jo Foley has a good recap

    Ray mentions that since he joined he spent much of his time on the cloud computing direction for Microsoft. As Vista and Office 2007 shipped, Ray has become more involved with those teams on future direction. Ray calls himself “the man behind the curtain". I sense he enjoys that role and doesn’t relish being as externally focused as BillG became. He will be keynoting at PDC though :)

    He talks about his 3 principles per the latest memo

    1. The web is the hub of a device mesh and a mesh of people
    2. The power of choice (aka Software plus Services)
    3. Small pieces loosely joined

    He also talks about the changing nature of an OS and Yahoo as an accelerator rather than a strategy which is something I’ve heard the execs reiterate over the last week. You can’t fault Ray for his consistency which is something we’ve not always been great at :)

    One thing I like that Ray often reiterated is the extreme positions people take when a shift in the IT industry happens. He continues to point out that this is a common mistake observers make.

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