Sunday, October 11, 2009

Microsoft Can't Be Trusted To Run Your Cloud

After buying Danger, Microsoft's Sidekick users have been informed by T-Mobile that their data, including personal data and photos, "has almost certainly been lost" following a server issue at Microsoft/Danger. While Microsoft may be interested in targeting consumers with its next phone release, terrifying users with the prospect of incompetent cloud maintenance isn't likely the most effective way to win their business.

Cloud errors at Google may leave one unable to access data, but emails not to reset one's phone because data doesn't exist anyplace else is a bit much. I thought Microsoft had been making money at databases long enough to realize how to run one without losing the database's contents.

Apparently not.

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