Earlier my good friend on twitter, Sam, sent me some article links about the fact that Pottermore is currently utilizing Microsoft’s Azure (cloud) technology to ensure a smoother browsing experience of the site. At first glance, it seemed like it was entirely about the server schematics, but buried in the article is a little gem of information:
A peak day for Pottermore — such as during the period when the site first launched — means about 110 million page impressions.
Thomas anticipates more such peaks occurring when new content is added: Such as when content for the second book in the series, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” launches. Thomas did not give a specific date for that but said it would be sometime this summer.
To read the full article: Pottermore Now on Windows Azure in the Seattle Times.
SUMMER. I can’t really contain my excitement about this tidbit of news. Of course Pottermore itself is still maintaining radio silence on the matter. They have posted a poll on what sweet you would want to buy off the Hogwarts Express snack cart. This is JUST A POLL and contrary to what Leaky Cauldron reported you CAN NOT buy sweets in Chapter 6 of Pottermore (though that might be what they are leading up to.
This being said, the new “Watch” entry of the blog will need to go up quite soon, so the poll for whether or not I will be refering to it as Chamber Watch or CoS Watch will be closing soon! So get your vote in: Read more