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February 22, 2008  4:02 PM

PR-mageddon! for the week of Feb. 22



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, Linux, Open-source, Oracle

PR-magdeddon! is a new feature here on Channel Marker, where we call out vendors for press releases that aren't exactly the most clear and concise things in the world. Check out last week's debut if you missed it and...

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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February 18, 2008  10:04 PM

Brokaw to anchor Windows Server 2008 launch



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft

Woo hoo. Tom Brokaw's going to host Microsoft's Windows 2008 launch aka the "Heroes Happen Here" on February 27.  Brokaw, besides his long-time NBC anchor gig,...


February 14, 2008  2:44 PM

VMware employee attacks Citrix for XenSource buy



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Microsoft, Open-source, Virtualization

VMware's attempts to drive a wedge between virtualization partners Microsoft and Citrix first became public last month, when what was supposed to be an internal memo to VMware's sales staff...


February 12, 2008  8:11 PM

Microsoft focus in question as report says Danger cost $500 million



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Microsoft, Mobile networking technology, News, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

dangerBreaking news this afternoon has cast Microsoft's acquisition of Danger in a whole new light. 

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February 12, 2008  12:48 PM

Family affair for Dell



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Email -- Exchange, Outlook

This is a very interesting take on Dell's buyout of MessageOne, the e-mail-as-a-service (phew!) company.


February 10, 2008  11:52 AM

Yahoo to Microsoft: Um, no thanks



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

Yahoo's board, convinced that Microsoft is lowballing, has reportedly nixed Microsoft's $44.6 billion buyout offer.  The Wall Street Journal reported the news over the weekend.  Yahoo,  despite its...


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