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October 29, 2007  3:36 PM

Biztalk Next or ‘Oslo’ details coming soon



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Software as a service (SaaS)

Microsoft is getting ready to talk about BizTalk Server Next. The product-to-be, code-named Oslo, won't be out any time soon-sources said to look at 2009 or 2010.  The current iteration ,...

October 24, 2007  7:05 AM

New MBS support plan could allay ‘Project Green’ worries



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS)

Microsoft hopes to ease concerns about its ERP migration plans by extending minimum support on all four product lines for another five years. "The longer support pledge should put any worries about Microsoft's ERP roadmap to rest, says Barb Edson, senior director of Microsoft Dynamics...


October 23, 2007  7:26 AM

Microsoft cuts ‘Titan’ CRM prices to hosting partners



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

In its quest to entrench  Microsoft CRM as a popular hosted alternative to Salesforce.com, Microsoft today cut the subscription fees for hosting partners by 40 percent, These partners will now pay...


October 16, 2007  4:20 PM

Microsoft pushes next Navision release out a year



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

The next version of Microsoft Navision ERP (aka Dynamics NAV) has been delayed a full year, the company confirmed today. What was to have been NAV 5.1, due late this year, has morphed into NAV 6, with a slated release date of the fourth quarter 2008. That's calendar year quarter, A Microsoft...


October 12, 2007  8:28 AM

Oracle pulls the trigger on BEA deal



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, IBM, Open-source, Oracle, Reseller channel business development

Just when you thought Oracle might be settling down, the company makes a $6.6 billion bid for BEA Systems, the app server power. Such a move has been rumored on and off for some time, but apparently it finally got the stamp of approval up on the eleventh floor in Redwood Shores.


October 11, 2007  6:33 AM

Ballmer defends Vista’s honor to disgruntled Windows mom



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

I loved this story. It recounts Steve Ballmer's encounter with an irate Gartner analyst who is also a mom who installed Vista for her daughter. It seems she had a not-so-wonderful user...


October 4, 2007  8:50 PM

Google takes another step in biz apps biz



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Google, Microsoft, Network and application security, Software as a service (SaaS)

It took Google a month to incorporate Postini's security and compliance servers into its business apps. Google  completed its $625 million acquisition of Postini a security-as-a-service pioneer in...


October 3, 2007  10:47 PM

Microsoft wants Facebook–er, maybe not



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft

 Just what company Microsoft will buy, or buy into, next has become a parlor game among solution providers and civilians alike.Last week,  The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed sources, that...


October 3, 2007  8:22 AM

Symantec adds bot protection to managed security services



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Managed services providers, Network and application security, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

Symantec continued its services push today by boosting its managed security services (MSS) with bot protection. MSS customers will receive the added protection free with their current subscriptions,...


October 2, 2007  8:56 AM

Microsoft addresses Google, Zoho online apps



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Direct reseller channel conflict, Google, Managed services providers, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Microsoft let another shoe drop Monday in its "software plus services" take on software-as-a-service First it announced a free service, with the catchy name Microsoft Office Live Workspace. This will let users securely access their stored online documents and files from anywhere. Users can...


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