February 26, 2008  7:30 PM

Bill Gates here, Linking in



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Microsoft

Bill Gates is Linked In. And on Thursday you too could be connected to the Microsoft maestro This according to email from the LinkedIn spokespeeps: "This Thursday, Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft, will post a question on LinkedIn. His objective is...


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...


January 28, 2008  10:14 PM

Attention MSPs: There’s a new online tech support site in town. Interested?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Collaboration software, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Managed services providers, News, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS), VAR training, certification

The exclusive Demo conference held several times each year is usually replete with great Web concepts and technologies that won't really be relevant for the channel for at least a year down the road. But, behold, this week's conference boasts at least one major exception in the form of


January 22, 2008  1:12 PM

IBM-iPhone snafu examined



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, IBM

Vendors, like seventh graders,  fall all over themselves to seem cool. And in the process they end up looking more out of it than ever. Witness this week's IBM-Apple PR debacle. The  AP reported a few days...


October 2, 2007  8:56 AM

Microsoft addresses Google, Zoho online apps



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Direct reseller channel conflict, Google, Managed services providers, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Microsoft let another shoe drop Monday in its "software plus services" take on software-as-a-service First it announced a free service, with the catchy name Microsoft Office Live Workspace. This will let users securely access their stored online documents and files from anywhere. Users can...


August 29, 2007  10:30 PM

Microsoft buys Parlano to bolster ‘enterprise chat’



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Microsoft, Server virtualization

Less than two months before it launches  Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft is buying...


August 21, 2007  1:16 PM

Microsoft announcement at VoiceCon fuels Cisco rivalry



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Collaboration software, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

By Barbara Darrow Never one to let an event go by without putting in its two cents, Microsoft said at VoiceCon today that six companies, including Intel, LG-Nortel, Polycom and Texas Instruments,...


August 14, 2007  1:17 PM

VAR eye view: Mail migrations overstated



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, IBM, Microsoft, News

When Microsoft made the second beta of Exchange Server 2007 SP1 available to testers on Monday, it used the occasion to once again tout mass migrations of IBM/Lotus Notes customers into the Microsoft...


May 22, 2007  7:55 PM

Interop reporter’s notebook: Cisco pushes forward, while being flanked by competitors



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Cisco, Collaboration software, Microsoft, Networking technology, News

In the long term it’s often developments from small companies that end up being the most interesting to debut at major industry trade shows like Interop

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