Microsoft gets off of its Cloud

 

It looks like Microsoft does not really like the idea of being too literal about the name of its long-rumoured cloud operating system.

When the CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer whispered his message about "Windows Cloud" last week he did say he was thinking of doing something about the name.

Now the web site for Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference was listing several cloud computing sessions under the subject heading "Windows Strata."

Microsoft has since deleted the Strata references but not before a number of blogs noted the listing.

The US Patent and Trademark Office Web site didn't have anything under the heading "Windows Strata" which might be one of the reasons that Microsoft wanted people to stop talking about the name.

If someone gets in quick there could be hell to pay.

Microsoft is expected to detail the new Internet-based developer platform, which may or may not be called Strata at PDC, which starts October 27 in Los Angeles.

A spokesperson insisted to News.net that Strata might be an internal code name which leaked out to the public. They were not saying anything more until PDC.

News.com points out that it is not the first time that Microsoft has elected to break news via its PDC session listings.

theinquirer.net (c) 2010 Incisive Media


Microsoft gets off of its Cloud
 
 
 
Top Stories
Is your lawyer smarter than IBM's Watson?
Sparke Helmore CIO Peter Campbell expects machine learning to take a chunk out of law firm profits. But he’s far from downcast.
 
Australia passes data retention into law
Mammoth last-ditch effort by Greens, indies knocked back.
 
Turnbull introduces bill to block piracy websites
Takes ownership of legislation from Brandis.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Xero now includes an inventory function built-in
Mar 26, 2015
Xero has added inventory and other major new features to the latest release of its cloud ...
Apple reveals its new MacBook
Mar 13, 2015
Replacing the MacBook Air as Apple's thinnest laptop, the new MacBook comes packed with features.
Xero has released a new version of its app for the iPad
Mar 6, 2015
iPad-wielding Xero users can now take advantage of a new version of the iOS app for the cloud ...
Microsoft is offering Azure for Disaster Recovery to Australian SMBs
Feb 10, 2015
If you haven't talked to your IT provider about disaster recovery, it might be worth discussing ...
The 2015 Xero Roadshow is on: here are the locations and dates
Feb 6, 2015
The 2015 Xero Roadshow kicked off this week - see where you can attend at locations around ...
Latest Comments
Polls
Do you support the Government's data retention scheme?

   |   View results
Yes
  9%
 
No
  91%
TOTAL VOTES: 1373

Vote