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Barbara Darrow


March 5, 2008  9:38 PM

Oracle gets new worldwide channel chief in Althoff



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Oracle

Big channel changes atop Oracle. Doug Kennedy is leaving the database-and-biz-apps giant and Judson Althoff will replace him...

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 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 27, 2008  2:06 PM

QB Steve Young makes splash at HP



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Hewlett-Packard, IT channel products and technologies, Networking technology, SMB, Vendor partner business issues

HP brought in NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young to speak to the partner faithful bright-and-early Wednesday morning. And he did not disappoint. Some 1,000 or more partners were in Las Vegas for the annual...


February 26, 2008  7:30 PM

Bill Gates here, Linking in



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Microsoft

Bill Gates is Linked In. And on Thursday you too could be connected to the Microsoft maestro This according to email from the LinkedIn spokespeeps: "This Thursday, Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft, will post a question on LinkedIn. His objective is...


February 25, 2008  11:08 PM

Hurd to partners: HP will fix problems, but attach rates must rise



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Hewlett-Packard, Servers and desktop hardware, SMB

Hewlett-Packard has logged robust growth but could do better, especially in the U.S. and in SMBs, HP CEO Mark Hurd said Monday.

Kicking off HP's annual Americas Partner Conference (APC) in Las Vegas, Hurd (hoarse with a cold) also disputed the notion of some partners that the company...


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 20, 2008  4:04 PM

Microsoft reorgs business solutions



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, Microsoft

We've been waiting for shoes to drop over at Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS)—it's been very quiet. Well, they're dropping now.


February 19, 2008  10:34 PM

Microsoft posts new SQL Server 2008 CTP



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Microsoft

The rolling pre- launches of the Windows 2008 "platform wave" continue apace a week before the February 27 launch event. Microsoft made what it calls a feature-complete

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