On the same day Apple celebrated the one-year anniversary of its iPhone app store, Microsoft announced it a few more tidbits about its own Windows Marketplace for Mobile store. Microsoft execs are now saying that Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1 users will be able to access Microsoft's app store, which opens this fall.
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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 reconfirmed today that its cloud computing platform will be commercially available this November and unveiled pricing for its Azure components -- the base operating system, its hosted database and its messaging service.
Microsoft is crystalizing its "private cloud" positioning and plans to run it by the 6,000 or so partners attending its Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) this week.
Forefront codename “Stirling” - the next generation of the Forefront Security Suite will be officially known as Forefront Protection Suite (FPS), the team announced at the Worldwide Partner Conference on July 13.
On July 13, Microsoft officials said business users with volume license agreements won't be able to get the Windows 7 bits until September 1. Microsoft isn't providing further information as to why customers will have to wait more than a month after release-to-manufacturing to get the final bits.
In a July 13 posting to the Windows Team Blog, Microsoft shared a few more developer-focused specifics about Windows 7 E, its Internet-Explorer-free version of Windows 7 that it is planning to offer in Europe.
Many industry watchers were expecting July 13 to be Microsoft's coming-out party for Office Web Applications, the company's Web-centric version of its core Office apps (Word, Excel, poerPoint and OneNote) -- and head-to-head competitor with Google Docs. But that's not what's happening today.
On July 13, Microsoft is slated to make available a limited technical test build of its Office 2010 suite to select testers via the company's Connect download site. The new build is not a public beta. Here's what it is....
Just when I thought I couldn't stomach even one more post about Google's Chrome OS, I stumbled onto Michael Miller's "Google's Chrome OS: Maybe Not a "PC" OS After All" piece from July 9. Reading it, I had one of those "aha!" moments.
On July 10, Microsoft notified its reseller partners that it plans to allow business users who've purchased volume licenses plus Software Assurance contracts to get Windows 7 before the end of July.