By Greg Mills
The notion of "cloud" computing or actually cloud storage has been around for a while now. The Internet allows files to seamlessly be stored on a remote server "in the cloud." The cloud is not to be confused with Heaven, as there is a devil in the details of cloud computing.
Malcrosoft (misspelled intentionally) attempted to implement applications that reside on their servers that you sort of rent instead of own. You never really have the application, as such, on your computer and the files can be printed out or stored on your local computer or their server. Typical of those able to screw up a stainless steel ball bearing, the Microsoft cloud had all sorts of problems including lost data. Oops, now you see it, now you don't. Would you really trust the book you have been writing to a remote server somewhere in Redmond?
Also typical of Microsoft, the basic reason for the cloud concept they came up with was related to money...| Read more »