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March 5, 2008  1:34 PM

IE 8, Silverlight betas highlight Mix 08



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft

As expected: IE 8 and Silverlight are taking center stage at Microsoft's Mix 08 show in Vegas. So far, company execs announced that  beta 1 of Internet Explorer 8 is out or will be soon and

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March 5, 2008  6:47 AM

What do you know about Web 2.0?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Application development, Authors, Heather Clancy, IT buyer market research, Software as a service (SaaS)

Forrester Research has some pretty terrific demographic research that tends to get me thinking. Yes, I know, frightening thought. One area it has been covering pretty closely is what it calls "social computing," which is another way of talking about what other might lump under the category of Web...


March 3, 2008  9:44 PM

Microsoft reverses course on IE 8 render default



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft

Microsoft has changed the default rendering setting of Internet Explorer 8 so the browser will support the latest Web standards. That is a shift in plan -- which was to make the standard "IE...


February 22, 2008  11:25 AM

Paul Maritz takes his Pi to EMC



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, EMC, Microsoft, Open-source, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

EMC is buying Pi Corp., and Pi's founder, Paul Maritz, will now head EMC's software-as-a-service effort. The news was reported by

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February 21, 2008  12:27 PM

EC to Microsoft on interop: Show me



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Linux, Microsoft, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

Prove it. The European Commission has heard it all before when it comes to Microsoft's vows to be more interoperable and generally better behaved than in the past. Basically, Microsoft has never won good marks in the "works well with others" category, at least in the eyes of European...


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...


January 21, 2008  1:56 PM

A tale of two stacks



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Linux, Microsoft, Open-source

Microsoft -- or at least part of Microsoft -- continues its quest to persuade open-source developers that Windows should be on their short-list of platforms. You know, right up there with Linux. Sam Ramji, the Microsoft guy whose job it is to mend fences and foster collaboration with open-source...


November 25, 2007  9:45 PM

What’s Sinofsky up to?



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft

 While many pundits have wondered about Ray Ozzie's radio-silence, I'm more interested in what Steven Sinofsky's been up to.  Sinofsky is credited with driving Microsoft's Office cash cow to market. Often and usually on...


November 19, 2007  10:35 AM

Ex-Loti Sturtevant heads up new Microsoft concept lab



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft

Reed Sturtevant, one of the Lotus stars behind Freelance Graphics, is now heading up Microsoft’s concept development effort just blocks away from the old “LDB” headquarters building. See story here. This is ironic for...


November 14, 2007  3:54 PM

Chizen exits Adobe



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Reseller channel business development, Supplier relationship management

Here's  another news nugget that bears watching. Bruce Chizen is leaving his spot as Adobe next month after 13 years with the company.


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