Wednesday, 14 October 2009 07:49

A free kick at Sidekick

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Around 10am today, the first suggestions emerged that the Sidekick debacle was resolved with all data recovered.

In a tweet sequence earlier today, Reuven Cohen (a well-regarded social media protagonist) noted that a "senior official from Microsoft" advised him that all sidekick data had been recovered.   Another well-known blogger W Curtis Preston also noted that he has spoken with a Microsoft official with the same outcome.  Twitter users can follow the hashtag #sidekick to follow the topic.

Microsoft also announced the imminent restoration of services via a press release overnight.

As yet, there is no acknowledgement from users that this is true.

For those not familiar with the issue, it would appear that during an upgrade of the Storage Area Network (SAN) hosting the cloud data, a problem arose that led to an apparent catastrophic loss of data.

Initial announcements made light of the problem (aggregated here), but each successive public comment made it more and more clear that the problem was serious.

This will be updated as more information comes to light.


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David Heath

David Heath has had a long and varied career in the IT industry having worked as a Pre-sales Network Engineer (remember Novell NetWare?), General Manager of IT&T for the TV Shopping Network, as a Technical manager in the Biometrics industry, and as a Technical Trainer and Instructional Designer in the industrial control sector. In all aspects, security has been a driving focus. Throughout his career, David has sought to inform and educate people and has done that through his writings and in more formal educational environments.

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