A few weeks ago, I was briefed on a new RAID storage system. While discussing the (embargoed) announcement, I was puzzled that there didn't seem to be any new content in the release. Everything we discussed was already listed on their web site, even though it wasn't supposed to "go live" for a week. The company was embarrassed - they had broken their own embargo! See my … [Read more...] about My Stance on Embargoes
I really dislike non-disclosure agreements, but NDAs are a fact of life in the IT industry. Even folks like me that actively avoid NDAs sometimes have to sign the paperwork to gain access to people or information, and employers regularly require such an agreement as a condition of employment. I suspect most folks try to respect and uphold the agreements they do sign, but this … [Read more...] about 5 Tips To Avoid Violating NDAs
I don't usually "do" NDAs. It's just too hard to figure out what I'm allowed to say and what I should keep quiet. I prefer to get free and open information, but will settle for embargoed briefings if it means I can get some time to think before reporting. So my Microsoft connection is a major anomaly, and I've been sitting on my hands trying not to spill the beans... … [Read more...] about I Can Finally Talk About Windows Storage Server 2008!