Powers Unfiltered

An entrepreneur’s journey into grid computing and partnering with Microsoft, by John Powers

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Entries from October 2008

Microsoft Azure — Looks like a winner

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Now that the big announcements about Microsoft’s cloud computing platform are out at PDC, I can finally talk about stuff formerly under NDA. All I can say is — wow.  The Microsoft transition from cloud-absent to cloud-giant has begun.  There have been hints and leaks and guesses for quite some time now, but the announcements […]

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Tags: Cloud computing · Events · Partnering with Microsoft

Off Topic: Kiva

October 15th, 2008 · No Comments

OK, it’s “Blog Against Poverty Day,” and while I rarely participate in such blogging “days” (mostly out of disorganization), this seems a good time to share my experiences with Kiva. This month, we are all learning (often to our dismay) just how connected our financial well-being is to decisions made by far-off strangers.  We can […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurship · Uncategorized

Good Night, AdCenter

October 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

After two years of testing the promises, wishes and hopes of the Microsoft AdCenter team, and thousands of dollars spent to no avail, Digipede is done with Microsoft’s online advertising. I, CEO of a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, do hereby proclaim my opinion, based on firsthand experience, that Microsoft AdCenter is entirely without value to […]

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Tags: Partnering with Microsoft · Usability