I loved this morning’s keynote on research. I saw the SkyServer stuff @ an internal research event last year. Coolest part: you can download a slice of the database and run it locally. Jim Gray is sitting on the floor behind me as I blog talking about SkyServer futures. Don just finished his session Indigo and the Future of Distributed Computing. I guess Jim couldn’t get a seat for that.
A couple of people jumped on Don after the talk to discuss transactions across services. This is a bad bad bad idea. For those @ PDC, come to the architecture symposium tomorrow in room 152/153. My job is to connect with the architect community so come get my business card.