Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

Rachel King

Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

Latest Posts

WinFS lives

Microsoft Watch's Mary Jo Foley has reported that WinFS -- the Longhorn file system that Bill Gates has referred to as the Holy Grail -- is back. Backported that is, to Windows XP.

March 8, 2005 by David Berlind

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Microsoft pushes real-time collaboration

Microsoft's announcements today for its real-time communications products demonstrated the company's real strength: persistence. For the last several years, Microsoft has been working on a suite of enterprise-class collaboration tools that can be integrated into Office.

March 8, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Blind leading the blind: Is BEA following others in pursuit of mortals?

I woke up this morning to news that BEA is now the latest company to jump on the drag-n-drop programming for non-programmers bandwagon by announcing that in the coming months, it will make available some yet-to-be-named-or-branded tools that "let businesspeople create and make changes to Java code." Sounds a bit vaporwarish to me.

March 8, 2005 by David Berlind

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The Broadband wars need recruits

If you lived in Orem, Utah, a town of nearly 100,000 people south of Salt Lake, you'd be able to sign up for 10Mbs symmetric broadband service from a small, local ISP, MSTAR. How did this little ISP pull off this feat?

March 8, 2005 by Phil Windley

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