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June, 2009


June 29, 2009  7:27 PM

Extended lives for notebook translating into growth in replacement battery sales



Posted by: Heather Clancy

Did you know that sales of rechargeable batteries reached $36 billion in 2008? Or that some projections call for this figure to hit $51 billion by 2013? Certainly, you can't attribute that entire amount to replacement batteries for computers, but businesses all over the world and of every size...

June 26, 2009  5:28 AM

Windows 7 pricing news



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Vista, Win 7, Windows 7

Windows 7 pricing was posted on the Windows Team Blog Thursday. Estimated retail price (ERP) on upgrades is $119.99 for Win 7 Home...


June 26, 2009  5:00 AM

Microsoft ProPlus SKU



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Groove, Office 2010, ProPlus Sku, SharePoint Workspace

Circling back to the new ProPlus SKU for Office 2010--mentioned this week by SharePoint director Tom Rizzo. Microsoft last month had 


June 24, 2009  6:36 PM

Hospital confirms Jobs’ surgery; Apple still mum



Posted by: badarrow

A Memphis hospital confirmed that it did, indeed, perform liver transplant surgery on Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Apple, has yet to mutter a word on the topic.

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June 24, 2009  5:30 PM

Appzero dares Microsoft to dive into server app virtualization



Posted by: badarrow

One of the many zillion-dollar questions in the cloud computing hypefest is when server-side application virtualization will take off.

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June 24, 2009  4:07 PM

SAP looking to buy Tibco?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, SAP, Tibco

Tibco's one of those companies that needs to be bought. Is SAP the company to do it? Barrons', citing ome


June 24, 2009  3:48 PM

Microsoft honors partners



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

Drum roll please: Microsoft's partner of the year winners and finalists were announced earlier today. The company said the winners were culled from over 2,000 entries and will be honored at...


June 24, 2009  10:54 AM

1nService bucks economy, adds five new members



Posted by: Heather Clancy
1NService, Channel

It's refreshing to hear about a growth story when other economic statistics beg us to be depressed. So, here's one for you: the 1nService organization, which is a group of regional integrators and VARs who act both individually in their...


June 23, 2009  2:02 PM

Renamed Groove to go into SharePoint Pro Plus license



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, SharePoint, SharePoint 2010, Tom Rizzo

With the Sharepoint 2010 release, Microsoft will take the Groove client, newly renamed...


June 20, 2009  3:45 PM

Report: Jobs had liver transplant



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Steve Jobs

Last night, The Wall Street Journal reported that Steve Jobs had a liver transplant two months ago in Tennessee. What's interesting in this report, beyond the obvious new information, is what's...


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