Category Archives: Cloud

Does per-incident support make sense in the cloud?

Although I haven’t looked at this deeply I know that AWS, and it appears Azure as well, only offer subscription-based support models.  On-premises Microsoft offers both subscription-based models and per-incident support.  So does per-incident support make sense in the cloud?  … Continue reading

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Finally a Brand New WINDOWS PHONE!

Ok, I lied.  There is no Windows Phone, this is about the Apple iPhone X.  It isn’t even about the iPhone X, it is about clairvoyance.  One of the signature features of the iPhone X is Windows Hello.  Oh, sorry, … Continue reading

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The beauty of Amazon RDS Multi-AZ

I’m working on a blog post that tracks advances in high availability from the 1950s until today.  It will be way too long for most to read, but I’ll eventually finish writing it since it amuses me.  In the mean … Continue reading

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Landed. Hiring.

I’ve landed at Amazon Web Services as Vice President of Relational Database Services (RDS).  And I’m hiring! Please keep in mind that this is my personal blog and the content does not necessarily represent the view of Amazon!  

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More fuel on the Android apps on Windows fire

In 1996 Microsoft licensed Java from Sun.  Think about that for a moment before continuing on with this blog post.  At what seemed the height of its PC market dominance, when it “owned” the developers, when Visual Basic and Visual … Continue reading

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1984 wasn’t 1984, but 2024 might be

A number of organizations are uniting to sponsor a day of Internet protests on February 11 against mass surveillance by the NSA.  You can find out more here. With apologies to all my non-American readers, I have no problem with … Continue reading

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No real comments on today’s Microsoft announcements, yet

I can see from the stats that people are coming to my blog to see what I have to say about today’s announcement of Satya Nadella as Microsoft’s new CEO and Bill Gates putting in more time at Microsoft as … Continue reading

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