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
Meet FABACUS, Westpac's first computer
GE225 operators celebrate gold anniversary.
 
NSW Govt gets ready to throw out the floppy disks
[Opinion] Dominic Perrottet says its time for government to catch up.
 
iiNet facing new copyright battle with Hollywood
Fighting to protect customer details.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Do you direct debit customers? Read this
Oct 10, 2014
Authorities have been targeting direct debit practices with iiNet and Dodo receiving formal ...
Optus expands 4G coverage
Oct 10, 2014
If you rely on an Optus phone for work you might be interested to know that there are now 200 ...
Microsoft Office is now free for some charities
Oct 10, 2014
Microsoft has announced that eligible Australian non-profit organisations and charities can now ...
Vodafone lights up 4G in Adelaide
Oct 9, 2014
Live and work in Adelaide? Vodafone has switched on its 4G network in the city and suburbs.
Next year tradies will be able to take payments using ingogo
Oct 3, 2014
Ingogo is going to provide a card payment service for Xero users.
Latest Comments
Polls
In which area is your IT shop hiring the most staff?




   |   View results
IT security and risk
  26%
 
Sourcing and strategy
  12%
 
IT infrastructure (servers, storage, networking)
  22%
 
End user computing (desktops, mobiles, apps)
  15%
 
Software development
  25%
TOTAL VOTES: 346

Vote
Would your InfoSec team be prepared to share threat data with the Australian Government?

   |   View results
Yes
  58%
 
No
  42%
TOTAL VOTES: 144

Vote