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May 18, 2008  1:48 PM

IBM vs. Microsoft battles rage on. Does anyone else care?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, IBM, Microsoft

Colin Steele's story this week on IBM taking on Microsoft's SharePoint dominance with Quickr depicts just the latest skirmish in...

May 15, 2008  12:20 PM

Icahn could bring Mark Cuban back to Yahoo



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News

Mark CubanCarl Icahn's

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May 14, 2008  11:02 PM

Full speed ahead for Icahn, Microhoo



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

All the papers are reporting that epic green mailer Carl Icahn is forging ahead with plans to nominate a clean slate of Yahoo board members. The goal is to force the company


May 13, 2008  4:29 PM

It’s Yahoo time for Carl Icahn



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News, Oracle

Carl Icahn has surfaced again in tech M&A mayhem: This time  he's buying up Yahoo stock in what may be an attempt to force that company's recalcitrant execs back to the negotiating table with Microsoft. The Wall Street Journal and others (including,

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May 13, 2008  9:48 AM

Microsoft posts SBS, ‘Centro’ betas



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Microsoft, News, SMB

On Tuesday, Microsoft is opening up beta test its small business and mid-sized business server bundles. Early test versions of Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (previously known by the code name Centro) will be online Tuesday with a preview of Small Business Server 2008 to surface soon...


May 12, 2008  3:48 PM

Raikes to head Gates Foundation



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News

Many wondered where Jeff Raikes was going after his retirement from Microsoft after 20-something years. Now we know: Raikes will be CEO of...

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May 7, 2008  9:27 AM

Microsoft and Yahoo: Dumb and dumber



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, IBM, Microsoft, News

After reading about a gagillion articles on the Microhoo meltdown, the big mystery remains. (The only more popular topic in my household is the Roger Clemens death spiral, but it's a close call.) Is Steve...


May 6, 2008  12:01 PM

Microsoft’s branding ’sucks,’ partner says



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, Reseller blogs, Servers and desktop hardware

Here on Channel Marker, we love taking vendors to task for their mumbo-jumbo technobabble. You know, announcements like, "This new suite of solutions will provide a platform for customers to leverage their CRM, ERP, SOA and BPM in the cloud, exponentially increasing their workflow and...


May 3, 2008  8:58 PM

Shocker: Microsoft nixes Yahoo bid



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

Microsoft has abandoned its hard-fought -- and expensive -- bid to buy Yahoo. A post to the company's website Saturday includes a letter from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to his counterpart at Yahoo:...


April 29, 2008  9:11 AM

Microsoft partner wants Live Mesh/Silverlight integration



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, Reseller blogs, Software as a service (SaaS)

Last week’s Microsoft Live Mesh announcement had many observers dreaming of the day when their PCs, cell phones and other devices would all communicate and share data with each other. At least one Microsoft partner had an...


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