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Oct 1 2008   10:03AM GMT

Windows, SQL Server moving to Amazon cloud

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

So dropped a bomb today. In a short email, the company told reporters that Windows and Microsoft SQL Server will be running soon in Amazon’s Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2.) This is very very big news. EC2 is famously non-Windows oriented, much to the chagrin of .NET developers who would very much like to take advantage of a real- and functioning cloud vs. the stuff Microsoft is cooking up. Microsoft has talked about making SQL Server features and functions available as services.

Also interesting is that there was no analagous email from the usually proactive Microsoft PR forces. Hmmm.

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