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Articles by Barbara Darrow
posted in May 2006
Two executives--Kurt DelBene and Antoine Leblond--will divide Steven Sinofsky's old job as head of the Office team.
The company has been working to converge the Live Meeting and Live Communications Server code bases over time, although company executives have said they plan to continue offering both hosted Web conferencing and an on-premises version.
The worldwide database market grew 8 percent last year to $13.8 billion, with Linux and Microsoft SQL Server seeing the strongest momentum, according to new Gartner research.
Microsoft is adding eBay, Equifax and PayPal to the roster of online partners for its next Small Business Accounting software release.
But after so many weeks, do people even care anymore?
Just two weeks ago, company spokespeople were calling it by the 2006 moniker.
At a press event to tout the company's SharePoint collaboration software, Bill Gates said getting the SharePoint metadirectory and Exchange Server "to be pure native SQL is a hot topic right now." Common workflow engines are a different matter, though.
That's because Intuit "really 'gets' the [small-business] segment," according to Sage's Ron Verni.
Eight new Snap modules will connect the upcoming Microsoft Office 2007 front end to Microsoft's ERP and CRM software packages.