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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 11, 2008  1:07 PM

Will Microsoft send in the stormtroopers to Yahoo?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft

Yahoo has told Microsoft to take its $44.6 billion takeover bid and go home, and now everyone and their mother is sounding off on the future of the two companies.


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...


February 6, 2008  2:02 PM

Step 1: Cut a hole in the Vista box



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft

Hardware and software compatibility isn't the only problem that Microsoft partners can expect when helping customers migrate to Windows Vista.


February 4, 2008  10:43 AM

Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 release



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft

It’s a couple days earlier than our sources said, but Microsoft says both Vista SP1 and Windows 2008 have released to manufacturing as of Monday. In reality, however, both parts of the Windows...


February 1, 2008  11:32 AM

It’s ‘Yahoo!’ time for Yahoo shareholders



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

Microsoft finally made its move on Yahoo early Friday, offering north of $44 billion for the Internet portal pioneer. This the day after board member and former Yahoo CEO Terry Semel hit the road...


January 29, 2008  3:17 PM

Microsoft partner says portal makes him look stupid



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Microsoft, Reseller blogs

The Microsoft Partner Program Web site gets skewered today by John Powers, CEO of independent software vendor Digipede.Microsoft Partner Program On his blog,


January 28, 2008  8:57 PM

V-Day: VMware gets pounded, SWsoft becomes Parallels (finally)



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Server virtualization, Virtualization

 Monday was  a big day in virtualization. First, VMware said it  doubled its profits and boosted revenue by 80%  in its fourth quarter.  Wall Street rewarded it...


January 28, 2008  12:50 PM

VMware memo: Microsoft cutting out Citrix



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, Server virtualization

VMware is trying to drive a wedge between Microsoft and Citrix Systems, according to virtualization.info. The site says it has obtained a memo that VMware sent to its sales channel last...


January 25, 2008  2:03 PM

Microsoft ‘clarifies’ SQL Server 2008 slip



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

The latest word on SQL Server 2008 is that final shipment is now on for Q3 2008 -- basically a slip of a quarter.  The company had said to expect the database in the first half of the year with a lot of noise to come out at the


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