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May 27, 2008  9:45 AM

VMware beta features: hype vs. reality



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs, Virtualization

VMware's "cloud computing" strategy set me off on a little rant last week. I wrote that VMware was likely getting into SaaS because it was either inspired by or jealous of Google's success in...

May 22, 2008  1:57 PM

VMware jumps onto cloud bandwagon



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

Bad news for people who hate buzzwords: Another big-time IT vendor is getting into "cloud computing."

This time it's VMware, whose president and CEO Diane Greene talked up cloud computing during a speech yesterday in Boston. My colleague at SearchServerVirtualization.com, Bridget Botelho,...


May 14, 2008  11:02 PM

Full speed ahead for Icahn, Microhoo



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

All the papers are reporting that epic green mailer Carl Icahn is forging ahead with plans to nominate a clean slate of Yahoo board members. The goal is to force the company


May 3, 2008  8:58 PM

Shocker: Microsoft nixes Yahoo bid



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

Microsoft has abandoned its hard-fought -- and expensive -- bid to buy Yahoo. A post to the company's website Saturday includes a letter from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to his counterpart at Yahoo:...


April 29, 2008  9:11 AM

Microsoft partner wants Live Mesh/Silverlight integration



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, Reseller blogs, Software as a service (SaaS)

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?



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

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



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

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?



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

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 22, 2008  10:53 PM

Microsoft puts some meat around mesh



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

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



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

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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