Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Live Getting Legs

After a speech last week by Ray Ozzie, I'm suddenly less confused about Microsoft Live.

At a financial analysts meeting, Ozzie told the bean counters and Gordon Geckos in attendance that Live is an entire platform consisting of four levels:

  • Global Foundation Services, which is the hardware (read: massive Microsoft data centers) that supports Web services
  • Cloud Infrastructure Services, which provides load balancing and deployment
  • Live Platform Services, which includes identity management and other application services
  • And last, but not least, are the apps themselves. Here you can collaborate, word process, surf and, of course, read all those advertisements that make this all possible.

This all sounds a bit like the old seven-layer OSI model for networks, with applications at the top. Except the OSI model has no provision for ads!

Posted by Doug Barney on July 30, 2007 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • The 2019 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generation of HoloLens, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • 2019 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss this year.

  • New Features Added to Microsoft 365 Business Subscriptions

    Microsoft's productivity and collaboration plan for businesses with fewer than 300 users is getting two new features: conditional access security and trouble-ticket tools for administrators.

  • Microsoft Details 'Wave 2' Release Roadmap for Dynamics 365

    Microsoft this week announced its "Wave 2" product release plans for its Dynamics 365 enterprise resource planning solutions, as well as its Power Platform.