There is "lots of redundant development" going on at Microsoft and Yahoo, especially in the search and advertising arenas, according to Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie. No kidding, say MicroHoo watchers.
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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).
A widespread, international outage on February 26 affecting users of a number of Microsoft's Windows Live services affected those not already logged into Microsoft's Web services via Live ID, according to Microsoft. But exactly why so many of its services were inaccessible for most of Tuesday is still not something Microsoft is discussing.
Windows Live users are reporting on February 26 that they are unable to access Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger, two of Microsoft's key consumer Internet services.
Guest blogger Jason Perlow makes a case for Microsoft releasing Windows Server 2008 as a workstation SKU. Perlow says that Server 2008 is so solid that it shouldn’t be stuck in the datacenter. Would you buy a Windows Server 2008 Workstation product if one existed?
While Microsoft has shared some details (and code) for its upcoming minor update to Windows Home Server, it has said next to nothing about the next major version. But I have a couple of new tidbits, thanks to sources, to share about "Vail," the next major WHS release.
Last year, after Microsoft bought aQuantive (and after it lost its first alleged bid for Yahoo), Microsoft officials were hot to explain why Web search results should not be viewed as the only or best way to measure online-advertising success. On February 25, Microsoft offered new details on how it plans to make online ad campaigns more trackable.
From February 25 to 29 in Geneva, the next step in the seemingly never-ending show-down over whether Microsoft's Office Open XML document format should be granted ISO standard status is taking place. Here's what to expect.
A number of Microsoft enthusiasts this week received invitations to a "limited technical beta program" for Internet Explorer (IE) 8 Beta 1.
In an e-mail sent to Microsoft employees on February 22, Microsoft Platforms & Services President Kevin Johnson reiterated to Microsoft's employees why Microsoft is continuing to pursue its goal of buying Yahoo.The e-mail was not triggered by any new developments, a Microsoft spokeswoman said.
Amid reports by some users of endless-loop reboots and less-than-impressive performance gains with Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1, now there's a new SP1 gotcha: Microsoft accidentally released SP1 to some users via Windows Update this week.