Windows Azure... ?

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  1. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    Besides the fact that Windows 7 is internally going to be Windows 6.1, here's another slice of information that has probably had some people typing "wtf" and repeatedly banging their head on a desk:

    Azure: Can Microsoft Meld Windows with the Web? - BusinessWeek

    Yes according to news reports and Microsoft's announcement at the PDC, not only will Microsoft release Windows 7, but also a new OS called Windows Azure which makes use of the new industry buzzword, "cloud computing".

    What is cloud computing? It's when a software application connects to the Internet as a thin client. Think web-based e-mail or the game Spore. How will the entire operating system rely on cloud computing? Hosted services from Microsoft and third-party vendors, probably with a monthly fee for extended services.

    Will this Windows Azure confuse customers when Windows 7 is on the horizon? Personally I think that answer will be a resounding yes. (Although some of you may have a difference of opinion and it is too early to judge this new development)
     
  2. Matt

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    I think they should have dropped window from the name, and just called it Microsoft Azure.
     
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  4. Mike

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    No one has claimed it is Windows 7...
     
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    Yh woops but u said

    new OS called Windows Azure

    Its not a os really isit?
     
  6. Kyle

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    Windows Azure IS an operating system.
    Hence the Windows moniker.
     
  7. Mike

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    See I was right that it would confuse people :)
     

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