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January 7, 2010  4:53 PM

For Auld Lang Syne — Alex Howard weighs in on tech stories of the decade



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Apple, Bill Gates, botnets, Facebook, Google, iPhone, Microsoft, social networking, tech stories of the decade, YouTube

Former WhatIs Associate Editor and top-ranked technophile Alex Howard sent us his list of the top tech stories of the decade, bless...

November 20, 2008  9:08 AM

Windows Azure video demo



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
cloud computing, Microsoft, operating systems, programming, software development, the cloud, Uncategorized, utility computing, Virtualization, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services, WhatIs.com, Windows

Here's Manuvir Das' presentation about Windows Azure, from Microsoft's 2008 Professional Developers' Conference: [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/AlF4V35U7as" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]


September 22, 2008  9:10 AM

Video: Windows 7 start button and improved calculator



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, blog, demonstration, desktop, Microsoft, operating systems, Technology, video, Vista, YouTube

What's new in Windows 7? We're still learning. Not the guts of the OS, anyway. Microsoft will be keeping the Vista...

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September 22, 2008  8:57 AM

I AM a PC — and my ads finally capture the breadth of human experience



Posted by: GuyPardon
advertising, blog, business, buzz, fun, Microsoft, operating systems, Technology, video, YouTube

 After two commercials with Jerry Seinfeld that left many tech pundits scratching their heads, Microsoft has finally found a sweet spot with the next two ads: the massive userbase of the world's most common operating system. Do these ads make you want to switch over from a Mac? Or upgrade to...


September 2, 2008  5:21 PM

Chrome: A shiny Web browser from Google may just be the next global platform for running Web applications



Posted by: GuyPardon
advertising, AJAX, Apple, applications, blogging, business, buzz, buzzword, cloud computing, collaboration, communications, cool, demonstration, desktop, downloads, freeware, geotargeting, Google, innovation, Internet, Microsoft, Mobile, Office, operating systems, reviews, search engine, SEM, SEO, Silicon Valley, social bookmarking, social networking, social publishing, software, Technology, the cloud, video, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services, Windows, YouTube

Chrome logoTechies and geeks returned from one last weekend of sun, sand and summer to find news of a disruptive change sweeping the online business world. Meet


August 7, 2008  4:31 PM

How you can watch the Olympics live online (and what sysadmins can do about it)



Posted by: GuyPardon
communications, cool, event, feeds, free, Google, government, hacking, howto, interactive media, Internet, IPTV, media, Microsoft, multimedia, participation, resource, streaming, Sun Microsystems, Technology, useful, video, Web applications, Web services, wiki, Yahoo!, YouTube

After years of buildup, the Olympics are about to kick off tomorrow in Beijing. As Shamus McGillicuddy reports,


July 16, 2008  3:18 PM

What is the strategy behind Microsoft’s release of Hyper-V?



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, enterprise, Linux, Microsoft, operating systems, software, Technology, Virtualization, Windows

Will the virtualization wars of the '00s parallel the browser wars of the '90s?

Bill Gates may not be actively involved in pulling the levers at Microsoft on a day-to-day basis after...


June 13, 2008  1:45 PM

What is Unity? Lockheed-Martin’s implementation of a social computing platform wows Enterprise 2.0 conferees.



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, blogging, business, buzzword, CMS, collaboration, communications, community, conference, enterprise, enterprise 2.0, feeds, Google, howto, information, innovation, interesting, invention, Microsoft, Networking, portal, search, search engine, social bookmarking, social networking, social publishing, software, software development, Technology, tool, trend, Web 2.0, Web applications, wiki

One of the unexpected hits of the Enterprise 2.0 Conference this past week was a presentation by Lockheed-Martin on Unity, its social computing platform. One of the world's largest...


June 12, 2008  9:40 PM

What is Microsoft’s vision for social computing? Sharepoint’s Community Lead offers some perspective.



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, CMS, collaboration, conference, Database, enterprise 2.0, event, interoperability, Microsoft, social publishing, software, software development, the cloud, video, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services, Windows, YouTube

Lawrence Liu is a Senior Technical Product Manager and the Community Lead for SharePoint Products and Technologies at Microsoft. In the short video below, he talks with WhatIs.com's Alex Howard on the demo floor at the Enterprise...


June 12, 2008  6:08 PM

What is Social Sites 2.0? Newsgator enhances Sharepoint’s social computing utility for the enterprise.



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, business, buzz, collaboration, demonstration, design, enterprise 2.0, innovation, Microsoft, screencast, social bookmarking, social networking, software, tool, video, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web design, YouTube

Newsgator's Social Sites 2.0 integrates with Sharepoint to create a Facebook-like environment on an enterprise's intranet. The video embedded below features Brian Kellner, NewsGator's Vice President of Products, demonstrating the interface that the software adds to existing Sharepoint...


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