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June 18, 2009  2:26 PM

Microsoft muddles Windows 7 licensing, downgrades

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 downgrade rights

Windows 7 isn't out yet but nearly everyone is perplexed by Microsoft's licensing and downgrade rights for the operating system. Continued »

June 4, 2009  1:57 AM

Win 7 promised for October 22

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, TechEd 2009, Vista, Windows 7

Microsoft got specific about general availability for Windows 7. The software will be on PCs and store shelves October 22, Microsoft said Wednesday. According to the...

May 17, 2009  4:18 PM

Top five lessons from TechEd

Posted by: badarrow
Add new tag, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, TechEd 2009, Vista, Windows 7

The pallid economy took its toll on TechEd 2009 attendance. But there were still lessons to be learned or reinforced. My top five:  1: Microsoft burns with Silverlight fever. This is not a good thing. Microsoft, everyone knows you have Flash envy, but remember that many Web...

May 11, 2009  7:58 PM

Vista who???

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bill Veghte, Microsoft, TechEd 2009, Vista, Windows 7

The most interesting thing--and there were several interesting things--in today's TechEd 09 keynote was Bill Veghte's words of wisdom to current Windows shops. Continued »

May 6, 2009  4:55 PM

Ballmer’s white board magic

Posted by: badarrow
Google, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Scott McNealy, Steve Ballmer

Last month, the New York Times brilliantly reproduced Steve Ballmer's white boarded vision of the company's cloud services plan. It depicts the company's "software plus services" vision with...

May 5, 2009  3:40 PM

EMC fights Donatelli departure tooth and nail

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, EMC, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Noncompete agreements

EMC isn't taking the defection of David Donatelli to Hewlett Packard lying down. In fact it's suing to put the kibosh on the move and a

May 5, 2009  3:26 PM

Microsoft layoffs: More shoes dropping

Posted by: badarrow
Add new tag, Barbara Darrow, layoffs, Microsoft, Todd Bishop

TechFlash's Todd Bishop has the Steve Ballmer memo to the troops outlining  the latest round of Microsoft layoffs. The cuts have been widely expected given a: the economy in...

April 23, 2009  2:48 PM

Microsoft research: More than half of SMBs will maintain or increase IT spending this year

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Microsoft, SMB

There are two big reasons Microsoft should be concerned about the health of small and midsize businesses: First, because many of its revenue dollars are tied up in this chunk of the commercial market. Second, many of channel partners happen to fall into this chunk of the U.S. business universe. ...

March 24, 2009  1:38 AM

Possible Sun deal opens can o’ worms for IBM

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, mainframe, Microsoft, Orac, Platform Solutions, Sun, T3 Technologies

Here's a reminder that Microsoft isn't the only tech vendor known for its hardball tactics. When it comes to monopolistic practices in the computer business, many say IBM wrote the book.

March 13, 2009  5:11 PM

More tips for selling server virtualization

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel business development, Citrix Systems, Colin Steele, Microsoft, Server virtualization, VMware

As customer demand for server virtualization continues to grow, so does competition among vendors and resellers. Despite all the industry hype about server virtualization, a lot of businesses are...

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