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September 30, 2008  12:06 PM

Brought to you by Microsoft: More bad ads



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

How is it possible that a company as successful as Microsoft can continue to put out such really, really bad ads? Continued »

September 24, 2008  12:08 PM

Microsoft makes SBS 2008 bits available to (some) subscribers



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, SMB, Tech Blogs

The RTM version of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is posted to Microsoft's TechNet and MSDN for subscribers. Some subscribers that is. A few subsets of that population still cannot...


September 21, 2008  11:58 AM

Cisco’s Jabber acquisition heats up the collaboration race



Posted by: rivkalittle
Application development, Cisco, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Novell, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

Cisco Systems has acquired open source instant messaging and presence company Jabber less than a month after it picked up e-mail and calendaring software provider PostPath. The move signifies Cisco’s ongoing moves to reach out of the network and onto the desktop. Terms of the deal have not yet...


September 16, 2008  6:14 PM

Maritz flattered by Microsoft’s guerrilla marketing



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News, Novell, Virtualization, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- I just left a Q&A session with VMware CEO Paul Maritz, where I asked him about the "poker chip" guerrilla marketing campaign that Microsoft launched this morning at...


September 16, 2008  11:53 AM

Microsoft attacks VMware with poker chips



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News, Virtualization, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- Microsoft has a booth here at VMworld 2008, but they’re not being a very good guest in VMware’s house. microsoft poker chip On my way through the Venetian this morning, I...


September 12, 2008  1:02 PM

Microsoft, Citrix rumors: Here we go again



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Citrix Systems, Microsoft, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization, VMware

 VMworld 2008 kicks off Monday and all through the blogs,  lots of creatures are stirring with tales of a soon-to-be-announced Microsoft buyout of Citrix. SearchITChannel.com's Colin Steele pinged me...


September 10, 2008  1:46 PM

A complete 180: Dell virtualization news highlights partners



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Dell, Microsoft, News, Virtualization

Dell made its big virtualization announcement today, and the channel is an important part of it -- despite the


September 5, 2008  3:24 PM

Microsoft’s virtualization party



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Citrix Systems, Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Server virtualization, Sun, Vendor partner business issues, Virtualization, VMware

Microsoft wants customers and partners to know that it's really, really REALLY ready to virtualize. So it's hosting its "Get Virtual Now" event Monday.

It's invited a few dozen of its...


September 4, 2008  4:09 PM

Will IBM acquire Nortel?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

In case the speculation of a Microsoft-Nortel acquisition wasn’t enough to keep partners talking, now there are rumors that IBM could snap up the networking company, according to Mark Evans at the


September 3, 2008  1:46 PM

Google Chrome’s tremendous upside potential



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Managed services providers, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

Google Chrome isn't anything special as a Web browser -- at least not yet. Sure, Chrome is fast and clean-looking. But it really doesn't have any "Cool! I...


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