At last: Some hints about what Microsoft could be working on in the Office Mobile 2010 space. Courtesy of blogger Stephen Chapman, there's a mockup of a next-generation screenshot that shows Microsoft may be adding OneNote and SharePoint clients to its mobile Office suite.
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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's Forefront team is again delaying a piece of its next-generation "Stirling" suite of products. The next version of Microsoft's Forefront Client Security (FCS) product, Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, is now a second half 2010 deliverable.
Microsoft officials announced on October 8 that Exchange Server 2010 is done and has been released to manufacturing. The product is slated to be generally available in November.
Microsoft officials shared on October 8 more details about three new ways the company is planning to try distributing Office 2010 when the product ships next summer: Office Starter, Product Key Card and Click to Run.
Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie has launched another new lab, this one focused on social computing. The 82-person Future Social Experiences Labs (FUSE) will be headed by General Manager Lili Cheng.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this week pointed to Vista as an example that tester feedback may not always be the best measure of the success of a new operating system release. What's that mean for Windows 7?
This week, I asked some of the executives and teams participating in Microsoft's consumer open-house showcase in New York about how and when they planned to start making use of Live Mesh. The stammers and blank stares I got back said a lot to me.
Microsoft is making changes to the ballot screen that it proposed to the European Commission (EC) as a way to ensure more browser choice on Windows PCs. Here's what the new ballot screen that Microsoft plans to test among European users of XP, Vista and Windows 7 machines looks like.
Windows Marketplace for Mobile, Microsoft's equivalen to the Apple's iPhone App Store, opened for business officially on October 6 with 246 applications. That is nowhere near the more than 85,000 apps in the App Store, but Microsoft officials claim not to be discouraged.
Microsoft is considering whether it should port the Zune software and services to other platforms, including Apple's. There's no guarantee that the Redmondians will end up doing this -- or timetable as to when this could happen -- but it's one of many strategies under active consideration.