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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 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  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...


October 2, 2007  6:16 AM

Rosy economic forecasts ignore the dour nature of the products being sold



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Data storage management, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

Despite the need to project budgets and hiring plans into the future, relying on generalized economic indicators can be iffy and, in some cases, counterproductive. Right now, for example, a


September 24, 2007  3:42 PM

Facebook face off: Microsoft takes on Google again



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

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday afternoon that Microsoft wants a piece of the Facebook franchise. (For those without a Journal subscription here’s a


September 16, 2007  9:48 PM

HP and SAP: A winning combo?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS)

A good source swore last week that Hewlett Packard is talking with SAP about buying the ERP kingpin. This guy is tight with HP insiders. And knee-jerk doubts aside, the idea is not so farfetched. Please note: I know nothing more about a potential deal than what this guy is saying. But, let's...


September 10, 2007  7:12 AM

SaaS players in shoving match for partner attention



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

The next few weeks will be big for the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) category.

Salesforce.com is about to host its DreamForce event. NetSuite's IPO is on its way. SAP will unveil A1S on September 19 in New...


September 6, 2007  12:41 PM

File under ‘Duh’: Microsoft meeting to stress software



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

Today is Microsoft’s big company meeting at Safeco Field. The usual occupants, the Mariners, are off doing battle on the road--not too successfully—against the Yankees. But I digress.

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