Alan Williamson's personal output as a Java Champion, BlueDragon Founder, J2EE Architect,
Large Scale Cloud expert, Author, Speaker, and Internet Guru

Microsofts Cloud offering Azure - the bullet points

Yesterday Microsoft finally released their vision for their offering into the cloud space. They have published a whitepaper on Azure. Here is a list of the highlights that Azure has to offer.
Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Does software date? Of course not, and don't let them tell you differently

Do you really need to upgrade to the latest software version? What is so wrong with the current version you have? Don't buy into the marketing hype and look beyond the shiny new paint.
Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Video Conference Woes with the Microsoft VX3000

Having been seduced to upgrade my web cam, the old plug'n'pray mantra was very much alive after discovering it caused no end of troubles with my previous webcam. Fortunately an answer was found.
Thursday, 16 August 2007

Taking Microsoft's IE7 out on its sea trials

Microsoft this week announced the public beta of its updated browser, IE7. Being a long term FireFox user, how does this Microsoft clone stack up against its open source counterpart? Not running certain AJAX applications is not good.
Thursday, 2 February 2006

Apple vs. Microsoft over iPOD patent dispute

Apple's request to patent the menu system of the iPOD was denied by the US Patent's office. Not because it was a weak idea, but because Microsoft had already been there some 5 months earlier. However, it is not all that simple.
Sunday, 14 August 2005


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