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November 3, 2010  4:52 PM

Microsoft insiders question top leadership



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bill Gates, IT channel products and technologies, J Allard, Mark Hurd, Microsoft, Robbie Bach, Steve Ballmer

Given the number of high-profile executives leaving Microsoft in recent months, there are some inside (and out) of the company that wonder if Steve Ballmer is the problem, rather than the solution, for Microsoft.

October 29, 2010  2:17 PM

Microsoft makes Azure more palatable



Posted by: badarrow
Amazon Web Services, Azure, Azure pricing, Barbara Darrow, Bob Muglia, IaaS, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, PaaS, PDC

  Microsoft execs, including server and tools chief Bob Muglia, have long maintained that the Azure price model was sound and clear as a bell. This despite developers and other would-be...


October 26, 2010  3:28 AM

Ray Ozzie sums up Microsoft services effort



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Ray Ozzie, Windows Live

 Ray Ozzie's new "Dawn of a Day" blog entry takes stock of Microsoft's move into services and, not surpisingly, gives the company high marks for its Windows Live and other efforts. Ozzie,


October 25, 2010  6:19 PM

Westcon helps data center solution providers take a LEAP



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Cisco, data center, EMC, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, NetApp, Oracle, SAP, Virtualization, VMware, Westcon, Westcon Group

Data center technology distributor Westcon Group has opened its first LEAP Center in the United States. LEAP is an acronym that stands for Learn, Experience, Architect and Plan. As you might expect, the intention behind these facilities is to help IT solution provider test, train on, and experiment...


October 18, 2010  9:05 PM

Ray Ozzie leaving Microsoft gig



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Ray Ozzie, Steve Ballmer

Ray Ozzie is leaving his post at Microsoft, company CEO Steve Ballmer said today. In a memo to staff posted to the company's Web site, Ballmer wrote: 

"With our progress in services and the...


October 18, 2010  3:45 PM

Beware of sharing, beware of Facebook



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bing, Facebook, IT channel products and technologies, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, privacy, Zynga

Granted, Facebook is addictive. Especially the Scrabulous/Scrabble part which is what got me hooked. For many others,  Zynga's FarmVille, Mafia Wars game portfolio is the original hook. And for those people--there's a rude awakening. Without knowing it, they have "overshared" their data.


October 13, 2010  2:53 PM

Microsoft-Citrix V-alliance push piggybacks on VMworld Europe



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Citrix, desktop virtualization, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, V-alliance, VMware, VMworld Europe

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/HpLmj4-lfAg" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]   As we all know, VMworld Europe is all  about Microsoft and Citrix. Or so say Microsoft and Citrix.


September 15, 2010  4:08 PM

Oracle: The world’s scariest software company



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Microsoft, Oracle, Sam Palmisano

With apologies to Google and Microsoft,  Oracle may be the scariest software company on the planet. Continued »


July 15, 2010  8:27 PM

Clearing up the Gold mess at Microsoft



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Gold, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Microsoft Partner Network, Microsoft partners, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Silver

Still have questions about the Microsoft Gold, Advanced, no Gold competencies? Here's an explanation of the...

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July 14, 2010  12:27 PM

Microsoft makes bite-sized services available to partners



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

Microsoft has tweaked its "Services Ready" deliverables to make the more flexible and affordable for VARs and integrators.


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