Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC News" @ 12:00 AM
"Courtesy of 'some well-connected sources who've asked to remain anonymous' ZDNet has come across a roadmap for SkyBox. SkyBox 1.0 will be able to backup and restore data, manage content, and share that content with other users. It will go into beta in mid-February and will be free for customers thanks to an ad-supported Web portal."
More details are emerging on Microsoft's alleged charge into the cloud. According to the article (the news first broke through ZDNet), there will be two further enhancements of Skybox. The first, Skybox 1.5, will launch in the summer and feature a premium service along with a free standard service. Skybox 2.0 will be integrated with SkyMarket as well as feature greater integration with other Microsoft cloud services, although no timeline is available for this version. Things appear to be heating up, and we're still two weeks away from MWC when hopefully all things will become clear.