Microsoft registers domains for dogfood "Horizon & Windows Live Core"

Windows Live Core, the project lead by Ray Ozzie to establish Microsoft's software as a service platform and not much has been said since then. Microsoft hasn't acknowledged its existance, despite the various exec bios and other documents mentioning the name. This isn't suprising however when you consider that when it was started, the team […]

Windows Live Core, the project lead by Ray Ozzie to establish Microsoft's software as a service platform and not much has been said since then. Microsoft hasn't acknowledged its existance, despite the various exec bios and other documents mentioning the name. This isn't suprising however when you consider that when it was started, the team was locked away in Red West C out of sight from both those inside and outside of Microsoft.  Since then we've made only a handful of posts, most of them relating to the massive spending on datacenters that has been occuring over the past year and Ozzie has remained more out of sight than is usual even for him.

Horizon, one part of Windows Live Core relating to file sychronisation and remote access that is at the internal dogfood stage. Since the new year Microsoft has since registered mshorizon.com (and the other main TLDs) to use for its testing. Of course if you're not an employee you won't see much beyond the Live ID signin page, but hidden inside is one part of Horizon, the web desktop. How long this stage of development and testing will last is unknown, but it seems unlikely that a half-baked solution will be put out for public consumption. Ozzie isn't scheduled to speak at Mix08 either.

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