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Yesterday Microsoft announced Microsoft Hohm, though the link is not working yet. You can sign-up for the beta and read more at http://mshohm.orcsweb.com/.
Hohm is the concatenation of H + OHM, the unit of measurement for electrical impedance. Microsoft Hohm is a free web based application (running on the Windows Azure platform) that enables consumers to better understand their energy usage by utilizing advanced analytics licensed from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy to provide home owners with personalized energy-saving recommendations.
The beta is now available to all residents in the United States with plans to roll out internationally over the next year and beyond.
Check Out Introducing Microsoft Hohm - Save Energy & Money | NicFill | Channel 9 for a cool videocast on Channel9 with Nic Fillingham and Troy Batterberry where they walkthrough Microsoft Hohm and explain how the service can help you reduce your energy consumption, lower your carbon footprint and save some real money.
Sign up & more info: www.microsofthohm.com or http://mshohm.orcsweb.com/ (till the DNS actually replicates)
p.s. This is a great example of a Windows Azure application. I’m guessing this application will do a great job at sparking ideas around applications for Windows Azure.
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Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation http://blogs.msdn.com/MurrayG US ISV Team Blog My GeeksWithBlogs Blog