Jamie Thomson

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Is this a nod to “Active Directory In The Cloud”?

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One of last week’s Windows Live API announcements went as follows:

Application Based Storage

Application Based storage is an experimental API which allows application developers to store a small amount of state/configuration data in the Windows Live data centers on behalf of a user. This API has an AtomPub service end point so developers will be able to call this using ADO.NET data services or other AtomPub compatible tools. The real value kicks in here if an application was to have hundreds of thousands of users as the client bandwidth and storage are offloaded to Windows Live infrastructure. 

The service and documentation will be available next week.

I wonder if this bears any resemblance to my Active Directory In The Cloud idea that I wrote a couple of months ago. I certainly hope so. State/configuration data? Surely the storage of user groups would fall under that remit would it not?

Its going to be an interesting week for Windows Live watchers.



Written by Jamiet

March 3, 2008 at 4:52 am

Posted in Windows Live

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