Microsoft plans to begin rolling out its latest service refresh to its Live@edu academic customers in February 2011, according to a UK Live@edu team blog post.
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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
Microsoft released to manufacturing on December 16 its Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 security product.
The mysterious CPTN Holdings -- the organization that bought the 882 Novell patents as part of the terms of the Attachmate acquisition of Novell -- has been unmasked.
There were a lot of promised deliverables on the Azure cloud roadmap that Microsoft unveiled at its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in October 2010. This week, the Redmondians rolled out more of them, including a public beta of the Windows Azure Virtual Machine Role.
Yes, calendar-wise it is mid-December. But that isn't stopping Microsoft from calling a new set of social, mobile and local search enhancements it is rolling out to Bing users over the next couple of weeks its "fall update."
Forrester Research is warning business users who are ready to move to Microsoft's Office 2010 -- especially from older versions of Microsoft Office -- that they may face some easily and not-so-easily remediable pitfalls.
Microsoft made the Release Candidate (RC) test build of its Dynamics CRM 2011 offering available for download as of December 14. The global launch of the product is slated for January 20 next year.
In addition to talking up Windows tablets and slates at the January Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft execs also are expected to use the conference to give another push to Windows Phone 7. But the first "major" update to the WP7 platform may not hit until August or September, my sources claim.
Microsoft has kicked off an open beta of a new multiplayer game called Neosaurs, which it is attempting to propogate virally via Twitter and Facebook.
After having a chance to play with the Google Cr-48 Chromebook prototype, I'm stymied as to who the real Chromebook user is supposed to be. So far, I don't see myself in that category.