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Ozzie Talks Azure at PDC

Microsoft is revealing all sorts of cloud stuff at this week's PDC. If you want to read about it, you'll just have to help drive traffic to the RCPmag.com Web site (and, honestly, Mike Desmond's story is very much worth a read). Oh, and by the way, there are new Office and SharePoint betas this week, too.

What we like best about this week's PDC news is that Microsoft now has an Azure-related project code-named Dallas. Dallas is more or less your editor's hometown (it's actually Midlothian for you RCPU trivia buffs out there) and was, of course, the setting for one of the most epic TV dramas of all time.

We at RCPU love the "Dallas" theme song. In fact, we're pretty sure we want it to start playing every time your editor walks into a room. But, upon searching for Dallas stuff, we remembered a great tune about Texas that used to open a popular local human-interest show in DFW. We can't find the original Boston Pops recording of "Hill Country Theme," but a version by the Reivers, out of Austin, isn't bad, or you can hear it with lyrics sung by the legendary Willie Nelson. Yee-haw!

Posted by Lee Pender on 11/19/2009 at 1:22 PM


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