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October 27, 2008  11:40 AM crashes Microsoft’s party

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Application development, Colin Steele, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

After successfully pulling off a guerrilla marketing stunt at VMworld last month, Microsoft is now finding out what it's like to be on the other end of such a campaign. As the Microsoft...

October 27, 2008  8:16 AM

Hasta la vista, Vista!

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Tech Blogs

Microsoft is using this week's Professional Developers Conference to celebrate the birth of Windows 7, its next operating system. And guess who wasn't invited to the party? Windows Vista. Of the 194 sessions at the PDC, 22 are devoted to...

October 22, 2008  2:08 PM

Bad economy good for VMware? And Microsoft?

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, IT buyer market research, Microsoft, News, Server virtualization, Tech Blogs, VMware

VMware posted strong financial results yesterday, despite the weak economy and increased competition from Microsoft. The virtualization market leader took in $472 million in its third quarter -- a 32% increase over last year and more than Wall Street expected. Ashlee Vance of The New York...

October 1, 2008  9:16 AM

Report: Apple Mac Pro smell is toxic

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, News, Tech Blogs

"I'm a PC, and I won't give you a deadly disease." Microsoft might want to consider adding this line to its new TV ads, after a French newspaper reported that Apple's Mac Pro computers emit a...

September 24, 2008  12:08 PM

Microsoft makes SBS 2008 bits available to (some) subscribers

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, SMB, Tech Blogs

The RTM version of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is posted to Microsoft's TechNet and MSDN for subscribers. Some subscribers that is. A few subsets of that population still cannot...

September 3, 2008  1:46 PM

Google Chrome’s tremendous upside potential

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Managed services providers, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

Google Chrome isn't anything special as a Web browser -- at least not yet. Sure, Chrome is fast and clean-looking. But it really doesn't have any "Cool! I...

August 19, 2008  7:42 AM

Regulatory compliance: Getting customers to look at the big picture

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Network and application security, Tech Blogs

Regulatory compliance has driven a whole lot of business for security resellers in the past few years. But that doesn't mean you can just walk into a customer site, say "compliance" and...

August 18, 2008  7:06 PM

Vista downgrades can’t really be this rampant, can they?

Posted by: Bcournoyer
IT buyer market research, Microsoft, Tech Blogs

A recent study -- albeit a highly unscientific one -- has found that 35% of business users who bought PCs with Windows Vista licenses have downgraded to Windows XP. The study comes from...

August 11, 2008  8:09 AM

Cisco’s next move: online collaboration?

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Collaboration software, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

The most recent round of rumors about Cisco buying EMC came about because Cisco CEO John Chambers said his company needs to expand into new tech markets. Now the question is, what will those markets...

July 29, 2008  12:25 PM

Vista: Should I stay or should I go?

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, Tech Blogs

The great 20th-century British philosopher Mick Jones once asked the defining question of his era: "Should I stay or should I go?" OK, OK, OK. Jones wasn't a philosopher. He was the singer for The Clash. But...

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