The May comScore U.S. search market share data is out, and both Bing and Yahoo are showing gains over April, while Google is down slightly. But even comScore is questioning its own data.
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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).
It's relatively rare that Microsoft execs comment officially on Redmond's competitors. Something's got to really hit a nerve before that happens. It seems that occurred this week, based on a June 9 post on the Microsoft Virtualization Team Blog.
Before Windows 7 launched, there was a lot of consternation about when Microsoft planned to cut off the supply of Windows XP to netbook makers. This week, Microsoft officials reminded customers and partners of that deadline date -- October 22, 2010. Are there still concerns?
Microsoft officials have been talking up the potential of server application-virtualization since at least 2008. At TechEd this week, the promises got a delivery vehicle and a target: System Center Virtual Machine Manager v.Next, due in the second half of 2011.
Microsoft rolled out today a new social search subsite on its Bing search engine that integrates Facebook and Twitter information and trending results.
Just over a month ago, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent a memo to a few key execs inside the company, asking them when Microsoft was going to be "all in" with the cloud and moving its own, internally-developed apps there. Here's the Microsoft CIO's game plan for doing so.
Microsoft went public this week at its TechEd conference with more details on "what's coming soon for BPOS v.Next."
When Office 2011 for the Mac ships this holiday season, it will be available as a 32-bit product only, Microsoft officials said in a blog post on June 8.
Microsoft officials said last month to expect the free, consumer version of Office Web Apps to go live starting June 15. Microsoft, instead, turned on the Webified versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote on June 7.
Microsoft is making a number of announcements around tools and database tweaks for its Azure cloud platform at this week's TechEd conference. But I'm more interested in some of the more subtle clues I've been picking up about the Softies' future cloud strategies and directions here.