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Microsoft Azure Services

Microsoft is getting ready to release their cloud computing platform, Azure, and there's a pretty good overview written by David Chappell.  One snippet which I found amusing was:
Windows Azure platform AppFabric provides cloud-based infrastructure services. Microsoft is also creating an analogous technology known as Windows Server AppFabric. [...] Don’t be confused; throughout this paper, the name “AppFabric” is used to refer to the cloud-based services. Also, don’t confuse the Windows Azure platform AppFabric with the fabric component of Windows Azure itself. Even though both contain the term “fabric”, they’re wholly separate technologies addressing quite distinct problems.
Don't be confused? Really? Then don't call everything "fabric"!  I thought Microsoft had learned from the "Windows Live" naming debacle. Somebody needs to buy Microsoft a thesaurus..


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