Ever since I was asked at a Comdex (sometime around the turn of the century) to make a prediction, I've been predicting the end of the PalmOS (here's a Google search that gets you to most of that coverage). Back then, it was simply the birth of Microsoft's PocketPC operating system that inspired me to that bit of crystal ball gazing.
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Continuing my last few days of Microsoft watching, I just viewed Robert Scoble's 16-minute interview with Bill Gates on Channel 9. Gates was very relaxed, and Scoble (famous blogger and a Microsoft evangelist) was admittedly a bit nervous.
The Dan & David Show: Microsoft Dynamics, CRM dramatics, an OpenDoc rant and introducing 'Vistulations'
In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, we go over the news of the week, including Google's hiring of Vint Cerf and the Apple/Motorola iTunes phone. We drill down on my visit to the Microsoft campus to hear from Bill and Steve all about the new focus on the mid-market and developing an ecosystem that spawns "micro-verticals" and leverages the Office suite and servers.
Software is part of so many products and services these days that it's hard to name many companies that do not have a software liability ... err, capability.
Over the last seven years, the average power consumption in data centers has increased 7-fold, leading to changes in how data centers are built and the assumptions you can make when deploying servers.
According to my colleague Dan Farber, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer roared about salesforce.com amongst other things at the company's mid-market conference in Redmond.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer followed Gates at the mid-market strategy event in Redmond. He gave a rambling history of Microsoft’s mid-market expedition, including the realization that the company has too many products to sell to too few people in the mid-market.
At a press event in San Francisco, Steve Jobs shows off the new Apple/Motorola iTunes phone [video and news report], dubbed Rokr (like soccer), which can hold up to 100 songs. U.
As the trial over the services of former Microsoft executive Kai Fu Lee proceeds in Seattle, Bill Gates was at the Microsoft Conference Center on campus talking about what he termed a coming revolution for mid-size companies. It's really an evolution, as I wrote about yesterday in my post about the newly christened Dynamics product line.
Now that the countdown to the launch of the next version of Microsoft's Windows operating system -- officially called Windows Vista for now -- has officially begun (particularly given the release of the first beta CD), we here at ZDNet have decided to dedicate a blog to it. Since we wanted a place to cover anything that's fit to print about Windows Vista as well as some of Microsoft's other forthcoming technologies (such as Windows Mobile 5.