iCloud? Avocado CTP V1

Rebuilding iCloud with Microsoft Windows Azure

Published Jun 15, 2011 in microsoft, azure, journal
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Recently this month, Apple’s CEO – Steve Jobs, announced their new product, iCloud.


iCloud is the latest cloud service from Apple Inc. announced on June 6, 2011 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The service allows users to store data such as music files for download to multiple devices such as iPhones, iPods, iPads, and personal computers running Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows. It also replaces MobileMe, acting as a data syncing center for email, contacts, calendars, bookmark, notes, to-do lists and other data.


The interesting thing is, here at the Microsoft Innovation Centre Singapore, we have built a proof-of-concept in 24 hours, a product called Avocado. Avocado is to prove that we can engineer iCloud in 24 hours and the best part about that is, we are running on our own cloud technology on Windows Azure.


Well, I am loving my job here at Microsoft Innovation Centre, building innovative solutions to make it even better. My team and I aim to develop Avocado to support cross compatibility and multi-platforms.


Avocado is an application that allows you to sync and backup your music files (*.mp3, *.wav) onto the Cloud. Then from your web browser, the capability to stream the music files stored on the Cloud seamlessly with HTML5. Of course, this is just V1 that was engineered in 24 hours.


Avocado CTP V1 Sneak Preview Coming Soon this fall!


Stay tune for more exciting stuffs on Avocado!

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