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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in December 2007
Microsoft says an early build of IE8 has already passed the Acid2 test, which measures how well a browser works with current Web standards.
The software will be available for customers and hosting partners to download online. CRM 4.0's multitenant architecture allows hosting CRM in higher volumes, setting the stage for a showdown with Salesforce.com.
Last October, a Gartner survey found that 64% of companies planned to begin moving from Windows XP to Windows Vista by the winter of 2008. One year later, that number stands at a measly 9%. Vista may be down, but don't count it out.
As some customers drag their feet, Microsoft shows no signs of concern.
Multimap has the data Microsoft needs to expand mapping and location-based advertising services worldwide.
Most of the changes are relatively minor, including the five bugs that most often crash Office applications.
The toolkit halts automatic delivery of OS service packs through Windows Update.
Office Live Workspace is not a full, online suite of Office applications, but rather a set of collaborative tools meant to work with the Office client apps.
The technology lets developers design apps in common Microsoft languages and repurpose them for the Web with a few clicks late in the development process.