Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Thu 15th Oct 2009 17:04 UTC, submitted by SReilly
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Microsoft says it has now recovered the personal data lost when its Sidekick servers suffered an outage on 13 October. Microsoft Corporate Vice President Roz Ho says that all data will be restored, beginning with personal contacts. She believes that only a minority of Sidekick users are still affected. 'The outage was caused by a system failure that created data loss in the core database and the back up,' she wrote in an open letter to customers. The number of customers affected was not released, but Sidekick is believed to have more than one million subscribers overall. Microsoft says it has installed a 'more resilient back-up process' to safeguard against a repeat incident."
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Now it is Microsoft
by kragil on Thu 15th Oct 2009 17:11 UTC
kragil
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2006-01-04

Before it was Danger and T-Mobile ..

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RE: Now it is Microsoft
by jimbofluffy on Thu 15th Oct 2009 17:22 in reply to "Now it is Microsoft"
jimbofluffy Member since:
2008-07-15

Funny how that works...

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RE: Now it is Microsoft
by David on Thu 15th Oct 2009 18:05 in reply to "Now it is Microsoft"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

Microsoft acquired Danger last year. So the infrastructure and policies are probably from Danger, but the headache belongs to Microsoft now.

I'm very glad, for the sake of the sidekick users, that they got a backup working.

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