Today, at the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference (PDC) in Los
Angeles, Microsoft announced the release of version 4.0 of the.NET Micro
Framework, but also that they are open sourcing the product and making it
available under the Apache 2.0 license, which is already being used by the
community within the embedded space.
The .NET Micro Framework,a development and execution environment for
resource-constrained devices, was initially developed inside the Microsoft
Startup Business Accelerator, but recently moved to the Developer Division so
as to be more closely aligned with the overall direction of Microsoft
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I've been hanging out the last couple of days in Stockholm, Sweden, the city
built on stocks, an island (holm) in the midst of a marsh. It's been cold and
snowing, but the conversations have been great. Because I live in Toronto,
people here in Sweden seem to keep asking me if I know Mats Sundin, formerly
the captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey team, whom interestingly enough
I have met a few times. . Sundin seems to be quite popular here, so my joke
about him trying to pick up my twin sister got lots of applause.
I'm in town to keynote the IASA Cloud Architecture conference.... (more)
I'm happy to be able to disclose today that the Federal Government of the
United States released its cloud computing RFI earlier this afternoon.
Enomaly was fortunate to have been included in recent consultations with the
government, and we've been impressed by the vision of this administration and
the speed with which they've taken action.
What makes this RFI especially exciting is that for the first time things are
really starting to move very quickly toward the creation of a federal cloud
capability including an actual budget which has been included in the 2010
federal budget ... (more)
We seem to be on roll lately at Enomaly. I'm happy to announce that Enomaly
has been included in two new Gartner reports on Cloud Computing. I'd like to
personally thank Daryl Plummer at Gartner for the honor of including our
Elastic Computing Platform as an example.
I found the report on Cloud 'Capacity Overdraft' particularly interesting. In
the report Plummer does a great job of outlining the benefits of one of the
key value propositions of cloud computing -- the ability to increase or
decrease service capacity on demand and to pay for only what you use. This is
commonly refer... (more)
With all the recent buzz around cloud computing within various governments
around the globe there is one major international organization notably absent
from the discussions -- The United Nations. I thought I'd take a moment to
briefly explore some of the opportunities for cloud computing within the UN.
To give a little background, the UN's stated aims is to facilitate
cooperation in international law, international security, economic
development, social progress, human rights, and achieving world peace. I'm
the first to admit that cloud computing can do a great many things, but