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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in March 2007
Exchange users, threatening to switch, may be blowing smoke.
The app allows groups of up to 15 people share documents and applications by clicking an icon within Office applications or via a small taskbar on the top of the screen.
Microsoft introduced System Center Operations Manager 2007, announced new partnerships, and disclosed details of its System Center roadmap.
Around 23% of current Microsoft Exchange customers will switch to open source e-mail products within in the next year and a half, according to a forthcoming report from Yankee Group.
With two execs leaving and market share down, it needs a change.
EBay has been working on an Apollo-based online-auction-site-in-a-box app since last summer.
Developers will need to decide how to use Adobe's vision of rich Internet applications before the technology can bridge the worlds of the desktop and Web browser.
Though the plans are low on details, they give a sense of where future versions of the Windows operating system and new Windows features may be headed.
In order to bring customers that blended model, Microsoft will have to build out its software-as-a-service infrastructure, much of which is still in its infancy.
Microsoft could find that Tellme gives it a competitive advantage in its battles with Google and others for mobile search.
Microsoft said Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 includes hundreds of patches and fixes to the server operating system.
The customizability of Qwaq's virtual worlds could be a major draw for companies, with the 'virtual workspace,' a three-dimensional office building, as the core element of Qwaq Forums.
To bring folks in, the company will do some evangelism with existing Microsoft customers to offset sites such as LinkedIn or IBM's Connections.
"If they're going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us." Who would have thought that would have come out of a Microsoft exec's mouth last week? No, Jeff Raikes, president of Microsoft Business Division, hasn't suddenly sided with free software activist Richard Stallman. He's just a shrewd businessman who tellingly finished t
Microsoft's new operating system hasn't revealed any gaping security holes, but some influential users are holding back for other reasons.
Microsoft Research's TechFest featured 50 public demonstrations of things that might make their way into products.
Cisco Systems, the world's largest network equipment company, appears to be getting a bit into social networking by today bolstering last month's purchase of Five Across with some of the pieces of Utah Street Networks. Strange? Perhaps, but not necessarily frivolous.
Microsoft's slowly getting into the ad-supported software game for consumers and small businesses with its Live services. That might be a necessary strategy in the Google era, but chief software architect Ray Ozzie says software for big business is a whole different ballgame.