At Microsoft Ignite, I, Abhishek Baxi, sat down with Ant Rowstron, partner deputy lab director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, to learn more about Project Silica.
Why did you choose glass?
So, I think there are several reasons. First off, it’s a durable media, and it’s got a very long lifetime. So, the data that we’ve got written in here won’t get any decay, and it will be good for, you know, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of years.
You got your archive data, which is just cold. Today we’re using hard disk drives or tape to store that. With hard disk drive, you’re lucky to get five years from it. Not much longer. A tape, you’re going to get ten years. I think ten is the upper bound; some people use it for five years or even less…
With this news, the question is now begged to be asked in mixed company. Does Adobe split the company into the creative part and the Customer Relationship (Experience) / PDF parts? Or sell the creatives to either of Apple and/or Corel?
Imagine PaintShopPro and Photoshop on the same team! Draw and Illustrator? VideoStudioPro/Pinnacle Studio and Premiere? I could go for that, especially the first 2 creative combinations.
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In this post, Corel is listed first, followed by Adobe.
Microsoft and Adobe are already working together on multiple products and services. Yesterday, Microsoft and Adobe announced deeper integration across Adobe Sign and Microsoft Office 365, Dynamics 365, and Azure. Adobe Sign was already Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution. Now, they are announcing deeper Adobe Sign integration across Microsoft’s products and services…
Microsoft is detailing its plans for its popular OneNote app today. The software giant reversed course and revived its OneNote 2016 desktop app earlier this week, with a new dark mode and extended support. Microsoft has much deeper plans for this desktop app, and OneNote overall, though…
This is wonderful. Microsoft does have a decent-sized presence here, and I have been on their campus a few times as it’s on transit and across town. When I was in IT, Microsoft at the time was doing primarily Windows NT support locally. I couldn’t tell you what they are doing now because I’m out of IT
The announcement was made in what is now Camp North End, a series of industrial sites and distribution centers from BITD and also nearby.
This Wednesday Microsoft signed an agreement with Charlotte, North Carolina, to help upgrade the city’s technology to a Smart City. As part of the 3-year alliance, Microsoft will help the city gather data and analyse data and offer technology such as smart buses and smart lighting and allow public services to talk to one another and collaborate more easily.
“One way to make sure we are a city of the future is using data and analytics,” said Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones. “It’s a great opportunity for us.”…