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Microsoft's throwing $677.6m into an Iowa data centre expansion just as internet rivals Google and Facebook have begun bulking up. State governor Terry Branstad and West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gaer copped to the news here, extending a hearty Midwest welcome to Microsoft - and its jobs and cash - after Redmond's decision to …

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WTF?

Some where to put all those fake hotmail / live / outlook accounts...

The ones you have to make to activate Office 2013

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Re: Some where to put all those fake hotmail / live / outlook accounts...

and other crap. I have "thebofh" for just such use (outlook.com). Sadly bofh was already taken.

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Re: Some where to put all those fake hotmail / live / outlook accounts...

It's mostly because of the massive growth in Azure use.

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Re: Some where to put all those fake hotmail / live / outlook accounts...

> "massive growth in Azure use"

What? People actually use that bloated sack of crap?

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Re: Some where to put all those fake hotmail / live / outlook accounts...

Gaming websites are reporting this as being for Xbox live growth, which could be the same as Azure growth.

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Re: Some where to put all those fake hotmail / live / outlook accounts...

@AC 14:05

1) in what way is bloated?

2) why is it crap?

We have been using it for over three years very successfully. I need to know what I have got wrong

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Well...

...I guess they need somewhere to store all that data for the NSA.

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WTF?

29 jobs?

"It is expected to create 29 new jobs"

Only 29 jobs for $20m in tax breaks?

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29 Jobs over 24hrs, 7days

So 29 Jobs

That will include security, a manager or two, some tech staff and maybe an electrical guy or two (likely not though).

So there are only going to be 2-3 tech guys on site at anyone time.

Flicking heck, that's a lot of room to kick about in, it will be creepy at night.

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