Friday, July 14, 2006

First CarbonCloud Demo

This week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Boston, we demonstrated CarbonCloud for the first time. We got very positive feedback from attendees and everything worked well - only a few touchy moments debugging things at the last minute.

"With CarbonCloud, people were able to use a couple of Ultramobile PCs (UMPCs) and walk around the conference floor - the UMPCs were connected by a peer to peer network (CarbonCloud) running right from the computers themselves in an ad-hoc network. People brought in maps from GlobeXplorer, Yahoo! Maps and CustomWeather and cached them on the UMPCs, then dropped notes about their favorite places in Boston or at the conference, or pictures of themselves, and bounced these notes back and forth from one mobile PC to another. This was the first time this had ever been done."

You can see the setup we used in the background above - couple of UMPCs and laptops connected by a peer to peer network (CarbonCloud) .

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