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April 5, 2011  7:56 PM

Are the Mozilla Firefox 4 and IE9 releases wreaking havoc on your old apps?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Business performance management, data centers, desktops and laptops, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft, Mozilla, network management, software, Windows XP

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January 21, 2011  3:15 PM

Get started on XP migration to Windows 7 by 2012



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Windows 7, XP migration

I remember talking to an IT manager about his XP migration plans to Vista, and he said that he was going to hold on to XP come hell or high water. Mainstream support for XP had ended and extended support for the OS will end in April 2014, but it didn’t matter to him. He was determined to make it...


October 26, 2010  5:55 PM

Ozzie leaves behind Microsoft’s technology vision



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, Leadership, Microsoft

Last week, I brought up the topic of chief software architect Ray Ozzie leaving Microsoft. Since then, Ozzie, who rarely issues public statements, published a 3,453-word letter as a farewell and a final technology vision for...


October 21, 2010  7:06 PM

Where’s the love for Microsoft technologies?



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Microsoft

Remember when Microsoft’s marketing machine could make up a word like goodness to describe a new software feature, and people would eat it up like, well, chocolate? The ooohs and aaahs at shows -- and not just Microsoft-sponsored ones -- when the vendor demonstrated products, were a bit...


October 19, 2010  6:05 PM

Ozzie’s leaving the latest sign to break up Microsoft?



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, Microsoft

It's been years since the talk to break up Microsoft. When the company was on trial for antitrust violations in 2000, many experts felt that a breakup was just punishment. But as time went on, many others, from a purely...


August 17, 2010  1:01 PM

Midsized companies migrating to Windows 7 find the payback worthwhile



Posted by: Ed Scannell
CIO, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

If the sagging economy has forced midsized companies to delay hiring more IT staff, maybe migrating to Windows 7 can move them off that dime.

In a recent


May 18, 2010  8:04 PM

Why using Microsoft Excel in SMB IT makes sense



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Business Intelligence, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO, Project Management

It's no surprise that many organizations are using Microsoft Excel. Evolving from more than just a simple spreadsheet application, Excel is used for everything from simple project management to


April 2, 2010  2:06 PM

Microsoft business intelligence tools here in May



Posted by: Christina Torode
Business Intelligence, CIO, Microsoft

I just got word from Microsoft that they plan to release Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 -- with the new Microsoft business intelligence (BI) features -- on May 12.

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March 11, 2010  3:15 PM

Why one IT guy found Windows 7 to be too user-friendly



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
IT, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO

There has been a lot of Windows 7 coverage on SearchCIO-Midmarket.com -- everything from planning your migration strategy to making it your


February 19, 2010  4:08 PM

Social Connector ushers Microsoft into social networking tool fray



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Microsoft, midmarket businesses, Midmarket CIO, Web 2.0

Twitter, schwitter: We've all been overexposed to social networking tools and news. But good, bad or ugly, Microsoft's inclusion of LinkedIn as an officially supported plug-in for Outlook is a...


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