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November 18, 2008  11:37 AM

Vista-capable suit highlights PC power rifts

Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microprocessors, Microsoft, Servers and desktop hardware, Vendor partner business issues

The class action suit filed over Microsoft's discredited "Vista Capable" hardware claims has brought to light quite the sordid saga. Continued »

November 17, 2008  8:21 PM

Yang to exit Yahoo

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News

Jerry Yang, the bedeviled CEO of Yahoo, is leaving the company, reports AllThingsD, citing an internal email message from Yang to Yahoo employees. He outlasted expectations of many...

November 17, 2008  1:20 PM

Microsoft-hosted ERP: Still a mystery

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

Microsoft has been all over the map about whether it will offer self-hosted ERP. Company CEO Steve Ballmer some years ago told solution provider partners that the vendor would offer...

November 13, 2008  1:33 PM

Microsoft Dynamics offers 0% financing

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News

Saaaaaaved byyyyyy zeeee-rooooooo. Surely you've heard that cheesy song ad nauseam this fall on Toyota commercials...

November 11, 2008  8:11 PM

Nortel in too deep; analysts say sale coming

Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Rivka Little

Nortel is in bigger trouble than some even suspected. Monday the company reported a $3.41 billion loss in the third quarter and announced it would slash 1,300 jobs. Most stunning about the announcement was that the first four employees to go were senior executives. Their departure is part of a...

November 7, 2008  4:21 PM

Google CEO as Obama economic advisor

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, IBM, Microsoft, News

Should anything be read into the fact that Google CEO Eric Schmidt is among president-elect Barack Obama's economic advisors? Schmidt was listed among the luminaries present at the big...

November 5, 2008  1:22 PM

ERP swoon–Is it Microsoft specific?

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

Anecdotal evidence is that Microsoft ERP sales are in the tank this year, although it's hard to tell how much of that is Microsoft-specific vs. the overall ERP category sucking wind of late.

October 28, 2008  8:53 AM

Microsoft fills in some cloudware bits with Azure

Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

As expected, Microsoft started to talk up some details of its cloud computing strategy Monday at its Professional Developers Conference.

Amidst all the cloud talk, there were a few deliverables...

October 28, 2008  7:27 AM

The Onion skewers Microsoft’s blue screen of death

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft

For all the complaining people do about how Windows machines freeze up, crash and give us all these wacky error messages, we should thank our lucky stars that the problem is limited to PCs. Imagine a world where it takes an hour and a half to watch one episode of "Scrubs," you have to hold down...

October 27, 2008  11:40 AM crashes Microsoft’s party

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Application development, Colin Steele, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

After successfully pulling off a guerrilla marketing stunt at VMworld last month, Microsoft is now finding out what it's like to be on the other end of such a campaign. As the Microsoft...

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