Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

August, 2008


August 28, 2008  10:20 PM

IE8: Web slices, visual seach and accelerators

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IE8, Internet Explorer, Web

I'm keen to look at the features in details, having looked at the basic productivity gains promised by Microsoft.

Today I spoke to Cian Weeresinghe, eBay Uk's marketing manager, about how the auction site was planning to make the most of what IE8 has to offer. eBay has developed three...

August 27, 2008  8:21 PM

Top productivity features in IE8 beta 2

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
browser, IE8, Web

I spoke to Microsoft earlier today about the beta 2 release of Internet Explorer, which can now be downloaded. Here are three features MS says will make web browsing faster and more intuitive:

  1. Faster web browsing - MS says it has spent...


August 22, 2008  8:54 AM

MS boosts Linux interoperability – really?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Interoperability, Linux, Microsoft

Microsoft and Novell have made a big splash about their Linux interoperability agreement from 2006.  So far it's worth $100 million over the last two years and there are about 100...


August 14, 2008  9:09 AM

The quality of software should be rated

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Software Quality

I recently came across an interesting posting on software quality from Bola Rotibi, principal analyst at Macehiter Ward-Dutton. In the posting Bola draws an analogy between "good enough software" and a one-star hotel. It's all about managing our...


August 11, 2008  9:54 AM

DVLA: a customer oriented architecture

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
DVLA, SOA

I recently bought a new car tax. I received a renewal letter from the DVLA with a reference that allowed me to log into its website. It took less than five minutes to order and pay for the new tax disc, and it arrived two days later. This was far better than queuing at the Post Office and...


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