#msteched skydiving into the cloud
Hereâ€™s a first for me; Iâ€™m live-blogging from a keynote. Diving straight into it, so please excuse the sparseness of the notes.
Robert Wahbe trying to lay out the vision for the cloud from Microsoft; trying to establish that the future is the cloud. I hate buzzwords, but I think the point of the metaphor is to draw together private vs public application development. If you build your internal private apps as a private cloud, it should be easy to move to a pubic distributed architecture.
Factors driving the move to the cloud:
- Extension of existing applications
- large data sets
- high perf computing
- marketing campaigns (high spike traffic)
Talk about Travelocityâ€™s use of the public cloud. Focus on scalability, and new products to handle the traffic. Capacity on demand is the buzzword that they use, and I wish I had a server room like they just showed.
How easy is it to do this is the question they raise? Iâ€™m still a skeptic. Biggest problem is not a greenfield scenario, but migration from an existing infrastructure. Letâ€™s see if demo guy (I missed his name) can convince me.
Ooh, a Contoso application; Iâ€™ve been stuck on AdventureWorks for too long. Somebody bring back Northwinds.
Ooh, we all need AUTOMATION! AUTOMATION is what we need! Really?
OK, the VMM service deployment looks cool.
OK, ADHD just kicked in, and Iâ€™ve heard blah, blah, blah for the last couple of minutes. Apparently, Systems Center will let you do all kinds of one-button stuff. Now, can I get management to convert from an app that had no clue about that 10 years ago but is still critical to my business?
Now, SQL, and Sharepoint with Amir Netz. Project Crescent looks interesting. Wow, I like the animation. I think there will be a lot of future in Management of Business Analysts. Too much information can cripple a company just as bad as too little; thereâ€™s going to have be some training in â€śwhat are good questions to ask?â€ť Weâ€™ve finally got the tools to tell us â€ś42â€ť, but do we understand our businesses well enough to understand how we got there?
Average number of devices is 4, so a lot of us are now carrying 6 or 8. I have two on me right now (work lappy and iPhone), and two at home. I feel geek-deprived. Must buy more gear.
Windows Phone 7 interface is nice, but I thin Microsoft has a long way to go to win the smartphone wars. I really donâ€™t want to go back to carrying multiple devices (smartphone for personal, and smartphone for work).
Just realized that my butt is starting to hurt; thatâ€™s a good indicator that a keynote is running long. Time for the mid-keynote stretch.
Iâ€™m wondering how many butterflies the Kinect guy has right now; the first few gestures slipped a little.
Second half of the keynote? Yeeshâ€¦. I hope thereâ€™s a power plug in the building somewhere.
I chuckled a little when the guy said that â€śif youâ€™re an ASP.NET developer, you can write Sharepoint Applications.â€ť I think of all of the swearing that my ASP.NET developer buddies do when you mention Sharepointâ€¦
OK, Iâ€™ve done as much as I can for now; Iâ€™ll try to blog more today around the sessions.