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February, 2008

February 19, 2008  10:34 PM

Microsoft posts new SQL Server 2008 CTP

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Microsoft

The rolling pre- launches of the Windows 2008 "platform wave" continue apace a week before the February 27 launch event. Microsoft made what it calls a feature-complete

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February 19, 2008  5:04 PM

Capt. Ballmer: Obsessed with hunting Yahoo?

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Microsoft, News

moby dickMicrosoft's relentless pursuit of Yahoo is drawing comparisons to another epic tale of obsession: Herman Melville's "

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February 18, 2008  10:04 PM

Brokaw to anchor Windows Server 2008 launch

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft

Woo hoo. Tom Brokaw's going to host Microsoft's Windows 2008 launch aka the "Heroes Happen Here" on February 27.  Brokaw, besides his long-time NBC anchor gig,...

February 15, 2008  1:50 PM


Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Cisco, Managed services providers, SMB

One of the toughest parts of being an IT writer is deciphering the press releases that vendors send out to pitch their latest products, services and partner programs. Some are well written, informative and easily understandable. But a lot are heavy on what the Wall Street Journal recently...

February 15, 2008  10:08 AM

How’s this for a compelling marketing slogan? ‘Boycott Software Sweatshops’

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Application development, Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Reseller blogs, Reseller channel business development

Spoke a couple of weeks back with Raza Imam, managing partner of Adaptive Solutions, a software engineering and custom development firm in Chicago about some rather, eh, extraordinary marketing tactics he is using to draw attention to his...

February 14, 2008  2:44 PM

VMware employee attacks Citrix for XenSource buy

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Microsoft, Open-source, Virtualization

VMware's attempts to drive a wedge between virtualization partners Microsoft and Citrix first became public last month, when what was supposed to be an internal memo to VMware's sales staff...

February 14, 2008  11:07 AM

Microsoft re-shuffles

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Ah, it's that time of year. Microsoft is re-shuffling the executive deck with Pieter Knook, the Windows Mobile guy; Mike Sievert, the Vista marketer; and Steven Berkowitz of the black hole that is online...

February 12, 2008  8:11 PM

Microsoft focus in question as report says Danger cost $500 million

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Microsoft, Mobile networking technology, News, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

dangerBreaking news this afternoon has cast Microsoft's acquisition of Danger in a whole new light. 

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February 12, 2008  12:48 PM

Family affair for Dell

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Email -- Exchange, Outlook

This is a very interesting take on Dell's buyout of MessageOne, the e-mail-as-a-service (phew!) company.

February 11, 2008  1:07 PM

Will Microsoft send in the stormtroopers to Yahoo?

Posted by: Bcournoyer

Yahoo has told Microsoft to take its $44.6 billion takeover bid and go home, and now everyone and their mother is sounding off on the future of the two companies.

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