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July 1, 2009  4:50 PM

Ingram Micro gets first dibs on IBM Smart Cube



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IBM, Intuit, IT channel products and technologies, Smart Cube, SMB

Ingram Micro can now sell IBM's Smart Cubes, making it the first broadline distributor to lay claim to these appliance-like devices for SMBs.

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  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 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...


June 18, 2009  5:51 PM

When good VARs go bad



Posted by: badarrow
American Idol, Archuleta, Barbara Darrow, VAR

Jeff Archuleta, father of American Idol sensation David Archuleta , pleaded no contest to a charge that he solicited a prostitute in Midvale Utah. There's a $582 fine, according to


June 18, 2009  4:16 PM

Microsoft pitches SQL Server hard to Oracle accounts



Posted by: badarrow
Application Platform Licensing, Barbara Darrow, BizTalk Server, Database, Oracle, SharePoint, SQL S

 

Microsoft reps are out in the field pushing Oracle database shops...


June 18, 2009  2:26 PM

Microsoft muddles Windows 7 licensing, downgrades



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

Windows 7 isn't out yet but nearly everyone is perplexed by Microsoft's licensing and downgrade rights for the operating system. Continued »


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