Microsoft officials said on January 10 to expect a new version of its Dynamics AX ERP product (codenamed AX 6) to ship in the third calendar quarter of 2011. This means if Microsoft holds to its current plans, the company could end up releasing new versions of all four of its ERP products this year.
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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 is making available as of January 10 its Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system -- its offering for ruggedized enterprise phones and devices.
Microsoft's healthcare leaders already are thinking about how the newly announced Surface 2, Xbox, Xbox Live and the Kinect sensors may be incorporated into healthcare applications.
With Microsoft acknowledging this week that it is bringing Windows to the lower-power, tablet/slate-friendly ARM processor, I -- like a number of others -- also am wondering what Microsoft's longer-term plans are for Windows Compact Embedded.
Microsoft Hotmail hiccuped around the New Year holiday, resulting in approximately 17,000 users finding some or all of their messages missing. At the time, Microsoft officials declined to comment on what happened. But on January 6, they shared more details about the causes of the recent Hotmail outage.
After a first tip this week on Microsoft's Jupiter -- a new "application model" for Windows 8 -- I started nosing around to learn more about this mysterious new Microsoft codename. Here's a brain dump of what I learned after talking to a couple of sources of mine.
Microsoft officials showed off "Surface 2.0" -- the new version of the company's multitouch tabletop -- at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) yesterday.
This isn't a typical keynote write-up. At the kick-off Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 keynote by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on January 5, the more interesting bits were what Ballmer didn't say.
Microsoft officials demonstrated an updated, thinner version of the Surface multi-touch tabletop computer at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 5.
Microsoft demonstrated at a press conference on January 5 the "next version of Windows" running on ARM processors, as many Microsoft watchers had been expecting.