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April 10, 2009  4:21 PM

Microsoft loves Twitter; Windows developers aren’t as fawning



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news, social media

If HTML had an <IMHO> tag, I'd use it right about now: but I can't help thinking as I read various articles about Microsoft bidding to power Twitter search that it's a lot more enamored of Twitter than are many...

March 30, 2009  5:10 PM

Worst Microsoft product name



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

On a lighter note... PC World published a fun little piece yesterday in which they listed the 10 worst product names ever to come from Redmond. There were some...


January 28, 2009  5:41 PM

Microsoft’s open source projects may help it sell software



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Ajax, General Microsoft news, Silverlight

If you're linking to outside JavaScript code in your Web pages, you're probably (hopefully!) aware that there are certain security risks. Microsoft's Scott Isaacs talked about the problem at a session at PDC 2008 and said there are essentially two ways most sites handle this threat: some ignore it...


January 16, 2009  5:12 PM

Obama’s inauguration will be streamed with Silverlight



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news, Silverlight

When millions of eyes tune in to see president-elect-but-about-to-be-President Obama's inauguration at noon on Tuesday, Microsoft will be working behind the scenes. The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) will be


January 2, 2009  6:00 AM

Microsoft extends Windows XP availability, but layoffs on the horizon



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

Here's what we've been seeing around the Web... Microsoft extended Windows XP's lifespan for OEMs who want to put it on low-end machines. Manufacturers have until the end of January to put in their orders, which can get them

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December 19, 2008  6:00 AM

Microsoft patches critical IE bug, warms up to open source software



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

Here's what we've been seeing around the Web... Microsoft was hit hard by a


December 5, 2008  6:00 AM

News Roundup: Release dates announced for Vista SP2 beta and Win7 beta



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

Here's the Microsoft news we've been seeing around the Web.... The big headliners this week were release dates for two Windows OSs from Microsoft, both betas. The first, Vista SP2, came...


November 28, 2008  6:00 AM

News roundup: Ballmer to testify in “Vista capable” case



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

Here's the Microsoft news we've been seeing around the Web.... Thanksgiving week is usually slow for news, but that hasn't stopped the rumor mill. A lot of the talk has been around what Steve Ballmer might say in a lawsuit which alleges that Microsoft let manufacturers label computers as...


November 21, 2008  6:00 AM

News roundup: Microsoft will not buy Yahoo!, MLB won’t use Silverlight



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news, The Microsoft-Yahoo saga

Here's the Microsoft news we've been seeing around the Web.... Steve Ballmer emphasized on Wednesday that talks of Microsoft buying Yahoo! are...

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October 27, 2008  12:53 PM

Microsoft PDC: First keynote focuses on Microsoft’s Cloud OS, Windows Azure



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Web services (Windows Communication Foundation), General Microsoft news, Web applications

LOS ANGELES -- In unveiling its Web-based development platform today at PDC, Microsoft has fired a salvo at Amazon EC2, the company's hosted development platform.  Microsoft's version of the cloud computing platform, dubbed

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