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Latest Posts

New VMware Workstation beta to support 64-bit guests

In my quest for the perfect notebook that could double as both my production system to get my job done as well as a test system for a year's worth (or more) of testing Microsoft Windows "Vista64"  (see our new blog: Microsoft vistulations),  I've been playing around with the idea of using virtual machine (VM) technology like VMware Workstation 5 to minimize the headaches of having to re-provision my production setup (in the event that the test setup destroys it).

September 9, 2005 by David Berlind

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PalmSource moved further into oblivion

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.

September 9, 2005 by David Berlind


Scoble pitches softballs to Gates

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.

September 8, 2005 by Dan Farber


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.

September 8, 2005 by Dan Farber


Data center design drivers

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.

September 8, 2005 by Phil Windley


Ballmer roars about the mid-market, SAP,

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.

September 7, 2005 by Dan Farber


iTunes phone video

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.

September 7, 2005 by Dan Farber