Microsoft has purchased the assets of Interactive Supercomputing (ISC), a desktop parallel-computing vendor, according to a blog post on the Windows Server Division Weblog. The move fits in with Microsoft's continued efforts to build up its high-performance server capabilities so as to better take on Linux in that market.
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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.
Bing's U.S. search share is up to 9.3 percent of the market, according to the August data that researcher comScore has begun rolling out.
Microsoft is trimming some of the benefits it is offering to participants in its Most Valuable Professional (MVP) program.It's also introducing a say-for-pay provision to its shareholders.
Microsoft is preparing to end its Microsoft Security Essential (MSE) beta and release the final version of the program "in the coming weeks," company officials told testers on September 20.
Project Pink and the rumored remake of a Microsoft Tablet are back on the rumor treadmill this weekend. It's been quiet out there lately on both fronts. Here's a recap -- plus a couple of small updates -- that I've heard recently about these two skunk-works efforts
Like so many of the recent Windows 7 promotions, it's a limited time offer with more than a few caveats. But, details aside, Microsoft is offering college students Windows 7 for $29.99, according to a new deal announced on September 17.
Microsoft is making available to thousands of pre-selected testers on September 17 the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) test build of its Web-ified version of Office. Here are ten things about the CTP of Office Web Apps that I found interesting.
Just to be clear: The European Union isn't making noise about holding up or investigating Microsoft and Yahoo's proposed search partnership (at least not yet). But Microsoft has notified the EU about the deal, as it said it would do earlier this summer.
For those wondering what Microsoft has up its sleeve, in terms of its "private-cloud" strategy, there's a new resource worth tracking: The company's private-cloud blog.
As it is doing on the client side of the house, with warnings about the scheduled support phase-out for Windows XP, Microsoft officials are beginning to do the same with Windows Server.
So much for the repeated attempts by Microsoft brass to try to keep in check investors' expectations around Windows 7's impact on the market. On September 15, Charles Songhurst, a Microsoft General Manager of Corporate Strategy, couldn't have done more to tout the potential impact of Microsoft's new operating system
On September 22, Microsoft executives will re-explain changes the company is making to the way it plans to report its fiscal 2010 earnings.
On September 15, Microsoft and its retail partners began selling the Zune HD in the U.S. Lots of sites have hands-on reviews, photos and feature details beyond what's already leaked to the Web over the past few months. I have been more curious about how the Zune fits into Microsoft's product and services strategy.
Shane Kim -- who, last year became the Corporate Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) -- is leaving the company, according to a September 15 post on Gamespot.
Microsoft is adding to Bing a new visual-search feature, which it will begin rolling out on September 14. But a full-fledged refresh of Bing isn't coming until later this fall, Microsoft officials said.
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