Profile of Paul McDougallEditor At Large, InformationWeek
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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in October 2008
Major League Baseball on Friday scheduled an all-day Phillies Webfest.
Big Blue says Mark Papermaster's bolt to Cupertino violates a noncompete agreement.
Businesses that plan on skipping Vista to move directly from XP to Windows 7 could face application-compatibility headaches.
The new facilities will help the outsourcer expand its presence in Asia.
Numerous signs point to the possibility of an early arrival for Microsoft's next operating system.
Microsoft says its newest operating system will be used to control embedded systems.
Gov. Rick Perry tells state IT officials that the vendor has failed to maintain adequate backups.
The software maker has yet to set a release date, but industry watchers say the online suite could be available next year.
Microsoft's next operating system appears slim enough to board ultraportable PCs, which are gaining in popularity.
Microsoft plans to introduce online versions of its most popular desktop applications.
Microsoft says the next version of its franchise OS will feature improved compatibility and will be more user friendly than Vista.
Forget the marketing hype, Windows Azure isn't the latest Microsoft operating system. It's a business strategy. One that shows Redmond believes the days in which it can make fat profits from software alone are numbered.
The effort is an early salvo in Microsoft's campaign to lessen its dependence on desktop software.
Microsoft has contributed to a reward fund and turned over account data to aid in the search for missing gamer Brandon Crisp.
The software developer's participation in AMQP is the latest sign that Redmond is opening up.
Revenue from Microsoft's key Windows franchise grew just 2% in the most recent quarter as more PC buyers opted for smaller, more nimble, netbook-style devices that don't need a fat OS like Vista. Does Redmond have an answer for this trend?
In its first-quarter report, the software maker said it believes continued economic weakness is likely.
The Miami reseller remains fully operational despite its ongoing legal tussle with Apple.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has launched a stealth company called BGC3. No word so far on its purpose or future direction. However, a quick scan of government and Internet records reveals several interesting tidbits.
The subcontinental nation's launch of a lunar probe puts it in an exclusive club that includes only four other countries.
Bloggers in the People's Republic say the software maker's anti-piracy tool violates local privacy laws.
With U.S. sales cooling, Big Blue is increasingly looking abroad for revenue growth.
The Taiwanese computer maker's plans indicate Microsoft's next OS may arrive sooner than expected.
The Mac clone manufacturer says Apple's dismissal motion is based on faulty logic.
Apple taunts it, businesses won't touch it, and even Microsoft no longer mentions it by name in ads. Yet Windows Vista, according to Steve Ballmer, has been such a smashing success that Microsoft is unlikely to match it anytime soon.
An inability to finance tech gear could see more businesses turning to outsourcing, while startups may have a tough time getting off the ground.
The software maker in August said it would pay $486 million for the operator of Ciao.com.
The interface behind the company's popular Xbox 360 gaming console is set for a major face-lift.
The software maker will team with genetic researchers to determine whether individuals will alter their behavior if predisposed to disease.
With Vista struggling, Microsoft has extended the period in which it will make XP available for PC makers' downgrade programs.
The advertising pie is finite, and consumers don't want to pay for Web subscriptions, says a former broadcaster turned Internet entrepreneur.
Everyday computer users may not fully understand that the rules allow bandwidth hogs to clog up the Internet at their expense, experts said.
Technical and commercial challenges mean that even the biggest viral hits aren't generating much in the way of advertising revenue—so far.
Fully indexed interview clips will be available for viewing on PCs and mobile platforms as Rose looks to extend his presence in the digital realm.
Millions of viewers do not necessarily translate into millions of dollars for online sites.
The software maker will offer a bundle of educational software and services for use on Portugal's low-cost Magellan laptop for students.
A document obtained by InformationWeek reveals that the state is the latest organization to shun the most current version of Microsoft's flagship operating system.
Steve Jobs' attorneys scoff at Psystar's contention that the Mac OS represents a market that is separate and apart from the rest of the PC industry.
The center, with facilities in London, Paris, and Munich, is the latest sign that the software vendor is making Internet search a top priority.