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Microsoft Project ‘Vancouver’ Social Analytics Services Ready to Debut

Microsoft is all set to debut a build of its “Project Vancouver” social-analytics services built on SQL Azure. In this matter, the company has published a privacy statement for a service running on “the Site” codenamed “Social Analytics.”

It seems to be coming from the SQL Server team, as comments on the statement can be given to “SQL Server Privacy” address.

As you can see in the statement this Site has twitter integration, so not sure what, where, how and when this product will see the daylight.

Microsoft published to its Download Center on October 12 a privacy statement for something called its “social analytics” services. In the file name is a reference to “Project Vancouver.”

Vancouver would make available to developers via an application programming interface (API) access to social-media information stored in SQL Azure. This would allow devs to interface in a one-stop-shop kind of way with a variety of social-media feeds and inputs.

The analytics, viewable via a dashboard (possibly what’s called out in the privacy statement as “the site”), would allow users to determine things such as who is an influencer based on who they follow on various services. The privacy statement calls out Twitter specifically; there’s no mention of Facebook, LinkedIn and/or other services that could be part of this, too.

The full document is embedded below in read-only format and can be download using this link:

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