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Apr092010

Microsoft job advert hints of “Cloud-integrated Windows Home Server codenamed Vail”

A recent Microsoft job advert for a Software Test Engineer on Home and Small Business Server team offers a small, but official, glimpse of what’s coming in “Vail” – and it’s a feature that you won’t have heard mentioned around the leak:

“[…]Home and Small Business Server group is developing solution for home users, home offices and small businesses. We’re both solution integrator and owner of cool in-house technologies for storage – along with cutting-edge extensible front-end techs for best user experience. HSBS team has well-developed, customer-first, orientation and a strong customer connection. Our last releases’ve been overwhelmingly successful. Now we need YOU to help meet next set of customer expectations with next generation – cloud integrated – release!”

The ad seems to confirm that In Microsoft’s “3 Screens 1 Cloud” vision it’s apparent that WHS is soon to be introduced to “Cloud’, aka Windows Azure (More info). A second ad stresses the importance of emerging “3 Screens 1 Cloud” strategy, calling out Windows 7, WHS, Windows Live as key focus initiatives:

“As a Sr. Partner Technology Manager you will evangelize Microsoft’s 3 screen 1 cloud initiative, drive OEM adoption of core Microsoft technologies and ensure OEM technical readiness to ship Microsoft products… If you’ve skills to be part of a team chartered with helping OEM’s plan, design and implement cutting edge PC and TV systems, OEM Technical Sales team wants to talk to you[…]” (More info)

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