Larry Dignan

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Latest Posts

Cloud services adopting Microsoft's multi-headed platform model

In a recent post poking a little fun at the pure browser-based services, Microsoft general manager of platform strategy Charles Fitzgerald wrote:The reality is the desktop is moving into the cloud and the cloud is moving onto the desktop.  The winners will bring together the unique capabilities of both.

March 27, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Can Best Buy become your IT shop?

Best Buy bought Speakeasy on Tuesday for $97 million in another move to become the IT shop for small businesses. Speakeasy offers broadband voice, data and IT services and will sit inside the Best Buy For Business Unit.

March 27, 2007 by


Welcome Robin Harris

Robin Harris has joined ZDNet to man our new storage blog Storage Bits. Harris, a veteran storage industry insider who recently fended off a pricing trade secret flap from EMC, operates StorageMojo and will be contributing to ZDNet regularly.

March 27, 2007 by


Will little Xobni outhustle Microsoft in making Outlook more usable?

Xobni ("inbox" spelled backwards) has just gotten an investment from the legendary VC and Sun co-founder Vinod Khosla and others in modest series A funding. The company is developing intelligent add-ons for Microsoft Exchange/Outlook that offer a higher degree of control and smarts to your inbox.

March 26, 2007 by Dan Farber


Everything you ever wanted to know about Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

Microsoft just released the public beta version of Office Communicator 2007 and Office Communicator Server 2007. David Berlind's Testbed blog has all the details, including a video interview (and podcast) and Office Communicator demo session with Microsoft Unified Communications group product manager Paul Duffy and an image gallery with 15 screen shots showing Office Communicator in action.

March 26, 2007 by Dan Farber