RFID may seem like mainstream technology, at least when measured by sheer volume of hype. But the radio tagging technology is still in the early stages of adoption at many companies, despite RFID mandates from Wal-Mart and other early advocates.
Paul Flessner, the man in charge of building Microsoft's server software, said the company was even reluctant to announce new RFID technology on Tuesday.
But customers have been asking for details on how Windows, and other Microsoft programs, will ultimately handle gigabytes worth of data produced by RFID-tagged produce, gambling chips and yes, even people.
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