The Release Candidate is now available on Technet and MSDN if you’re a subscriber – try the link you need from the list below as they seem to be working well vs. the main pages.
May 5th for general availability and remember to grab a key for your install! If you’re waiting til he 5th, maybe a good idea to get a key now.
[update] - now with official announcement at Prespass. Brandon must be sleeping ;) it’s up on Techmeme now too
LEGOesque candles – could be tres handy for the garden this summer. $48 a pop
tip o’ the Fez to BoingBoing
At mashup* Cloud Computing this evening in London we couldn’t get to a definition of cloud computing in over 2 hours so here’s Bob Muglia talking about it in 70 seconds.
Bob doesn’t necessarily define it but he gives some of the characteristics that help define cloud computing. As I opined tonight (quite passionately at times), hosting is not cloud computing, virtualisation is not cloud computing and SaaS is not cloud computing. They can all be delivered using a cloud computing platform but to use the terms synonymously with cloud is wrong I think.
One opinion I heard tonight was that anything delivered through a browser is cloud computing. No wonder all the consultancy firms are dashing around offering opinions and selling their views :)
If you have the former, you should install the later.
Before installing this service pack, you are strongly encouraged to read 953195, which describes some big improvements introduced by SP2, and also calls out some important information that you should be aware of before installing.
TwitterMagnets is a beautiful new site for Twitter poetry. Totally addictive and perfect music.
thanks to SwissMiss