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January 4, 2010  5:45 PM

Good riddance to a bad decade



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, dotcom bust, Google, HP, IBM, iPhone, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Open-source, Vista, y2k bug

Face it, the first decade of the 21st century was a bummer. As it closes, it's time for the obligatory look at the major IT stories of the aughts. Based on a completely unscientific survey  of VARs and colleagues, here are the biggest stories of the that painful decade. 1: The fizz (and...

July 6, 2009  12:34 PM

More Windows 7 downgrade confusion



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

  Microsoft did a good thing when it amended its planned Windows 7 downgrade rights to give PC buyers 18 months (instead of the original 6) from the October 22 ship date to...


June 26, 2009  5:28 AM

Windows 7 pricing news



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

Windows 7 pricing was posted on the Windows Team Blog Thursday. Estimated retail price (ERP) on upgrades is $119.99 for Win 7 Home...


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 »


February 19, 2009  6:12 PM

What do you do after Vista?



Posted by: badarrow
IT Channel, Jim Allchin, Microsoft, Vista

What do you do after launching Windows Vista after many long years of development and several crumbled pillars? Apparently you record an album--er a CD. Somehow


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