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Windows 7: Rebuilding windows for the 21st century


20 Sep 2012   #1
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Rebuilding windows for the 21st century

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Microsoft isn't backing away from the challenges of cloud computing either in their data centers or, more importantly, their flagship Windows operating system. In a data-driven world they're getting Windows ready for the next 20 years.

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Rebuilding windows for the 21st century | ZDNet


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20 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

MS has certainly been in the "Clouds" lately! This is how they are looking at expanding data centers extra dimensionally over the web.
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21 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Now if only they could realize the "technical" deficiencies of using Metro on a desktop interface.

...One can hope, right? :(
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21 Sep 2012   #4

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When ever I see association between Windows and Cloud, I automatically think: "What has Microsoft done now?"

Data Centers over the Internet? Surely, the data is going to be less reliable and easier to steal?
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21 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Looking through the site posted and Microsoft's Security News Letter I still get the feeling that cost savings and ease of use, (personal devices) is on the front burner of cloud computing. Security although talked about often is still on the back burner. That little itch on the back of my neck.
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21 Sep 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Looking through the site posted and Microsoft's Security News Letter I still get the feeling that cost savings and ease of use, (personal devices) is on the front burner of cloud computing. Security although talked about often is still on the back burner. That little itch on the back of my neck.
It is a total top of the head blowout headache for me. The important thing is not the low cost of storage but the cost of losing control over the information. If the data you store on the cloud is not important enough to keep secure, why put it on the cloud? For that matter, why keep it at all? If it is important enough to keep secure, why put it on the cloud? Once your data leaves your direct control, it is no longer under your control. Promises to the contrary are irrelevant and unenforceable. It instantly enters into the public domain and there is nothing you can do about it from that point on.

Encrypting it is not a real solution because, if the data is thought important enough, the encryption can be cracked and the plain text exposed. So ultimately the only things that are safe to store on the cloud is data that is worthless both to you and anyone else. Again, why put it on the cloud?
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21 Sep 2012   #7

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lkgriffith we seam to be saying the same thing. Once you put your information in a cloud it is out of your control. Security is on the back burner. Whether it is backups or programs employees use every day. The old saying. Never leave your girl friend on the dance floor with someone else because you never know what is going to happen.
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21 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
When ever I see association between Windows and Cloud, I automatically think: "What has Microsoft done now?"

Data Centers over the Internet? Surely, the data is going to be less reliable and easier to steal?
That's putting things mildly at best! "Gee look at all that storage space available on the Cloud!" is the thing being promoted while the reality check will need to bear scrutiny in pratical real world environments.

We live in the 'information Age" as it is so labeled and why wouldn't MS not want a monopoly on information? Certainly MS has the resources to create massive data centers but... what would MS say about data security? Ease of access but... becomes that if or what concern.

When business go to address their own client base they will want assurances about security! Most larger corporations will automatically set up and maintain their own data centers hring personal to look after things.

And now MS will be the one taking over the maintainence via Cloud? You can see where the doubts are raised fast.
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24 Sep 2012   #9
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Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Cloud computing for sharing memories seems alright as now millions of people are taking shots all over the world by hundred shots a day, so storage with an easy access might suit the need of some around that they're not shy about to share.
Cloud computing for private data i don't even think about it!.
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24 Sep 2012   #10

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

My issue with cloud computing is an internet connection isn't always available or affordable.
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