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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Microsoft

So far on this blog we haven't seen much action from that big whale, Microsoft. Many, if not most, feel that the whale is stuck on the beach. But just to let you know that whale is at least wiggling on the beach, I am posting this from the NY Times' David Pogue. Actually, a lot of the free stuff sounds pretty good. And it answers my question of why Movie Maker was not installed on my pc when I bought it. I am going to the site now. Go here to learn more.

4 Comments:

Blogger reem said...

wow...i think this is great news.to actually have a harddisk which you can access from any pc without having the actual harddisk itself 'in physical form'..and whats even more amazing is you can let anyone access it which has its own advantages.Isnt this a threat to the present physical harddisks providers?and doesnt that mean in the years to come more gigabyte will be provided thus we will reach a time where physical harddisks will not be needed? truely amazing..

9:45 PM  
Blogger Seo, Jungwoo said...

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10:01 AM  
Blogger Seo, Jungwoo said...

For many years, Korean people know a similar service called "Web Hard". As the writer clearly mentioned, it is amazing because 1. Free and 2. Big(25GB). However, it is not a new service. MS must have a really good biz model rather than collecting Windows Live accounts with free stuff.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Seo, Jungwoo said...

ah ha! SkyDrive is connected to new version of Windows Office: Windows Office 2010. It supports collaboration between remote co-workers as part of S+S (Software + Service) strategy. Similar concept is under development at Google: Wave platform. In short, both services combines all collaborative works (email, documentation, presentation, messenger, etc) into one package and move it into the cloud for easy accessibility.
Two concerns: 1. Security 2. Biz model(licensing model? Software as Service model?)

12:27 PM  

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