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April, 2008


April 30, 2008  5:11 PM

For an edge in future career development, brush up on those wireless skills

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

This seems to be my week for rambling about training. In the blog I write for my employer, SWOT Management Group, I coughed up these thoughts about whether or not vendors should tier their training and favor their...

April 29, 2008  9:11 AM

Microsoft partner wants Live Mesh/Silverlight integration

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Last week’s Microsoft Live Mesh announcement had many observers dreaming of the day when their PCs, cell phones and other devices would all communicate and share data with each other. At least one Microsoft partner had an...


April 28, 2008  2:52 PM

ISVs: One stack or two?

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

If you're an ISV in the era of Saas vs. on-premise delivery models, the stack question has never been bigger. If you're going the on-premises route for your applications you must weigh the whole Java/Eclipse vs. .Net/Windows issue. If you're going to SaaS, there are SaaS-based alternatives...


April 27, 2008  5:56 PM

Microsoft’s Google goggles

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

It's Sunday and it appears that Yahoo has let Microsoft's "take our offer or else" ultimatum pass without action. By...


April 24, 2008  12:44 PM

Salesforce switcheroo: Dumping Windows for Mac?

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Salesforce.com is reportedly dumping its Windows machines (Dell Windows machines, to be more precise) for Macs on the next corporate upgrade. This post, found by my office pal Colin Steele, has all...


April 24, 2008  8:52 AM

Microsoft names technical fellow to head Jim Gray Systems Lab

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Microsoft has lured David DeWitt, former head of the Univerity of Wisconsin Computer Science Department aboard as a Microsoft Fellow. He won't be leaving Badgerland behind:...


April 23, 2008  12:26 PM

Google’s new businesses: burritos, pasta and online personals?

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

There's been a lot of talk about Google's recent moves into security, productivity applications and...


April 22, 2008  10:53 PM

Microsoft puts some meat around mesh

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

At the witching hour, Microsoft is set to post information, including a link to a "limited technology preview" of its promised Live Mesh platform. Info will be posted to the Mesh site

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April 22, 2008  4:22 PM

Salesforce.com ‘tour de force’ faces down Microsoft mesh, CRM Online

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

This battle just keeps getting hotter. Marc Benioff brought the traveling Salesforce.com "tour de force" road show to Boston today, complete with live customer and ISV testimonials. Today was also the day Microsoft went live with

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April 22, 2008  1:42 PM

Dell channel blog in the works

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Dell is coming out with a blog specifically devoted to its fledgling partner program. Dell's small business community manager, Kelly Curnow, made the announcement on The VAR Guy blog, during a discussion in the comments section about

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