In his new job, as head of EMC's newly created Cloud Infrastructure and Services Division, former Microsoft exec Paul Maritz's new goal might be to cut off Microsoft's air supply.
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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 launched the final gold version of its Windows Live SkyDrive consumer storage service on February 21.
Microsoft's much-balleyhooed promise, unveiled February 21, not to sue open source developers solely applies to developers who are using Microsoft's patented protocols and interfaces in non-commercial ways. In other words, Microsoft isn't throwing in the towel in its quest to get Red Hat and other Linux vendors to sign patent-protection agreements.
Microsoft's "significant" announcement on February 21 turns out to be not so significant at all. Microsoft is promising -- for the umpteenth time -- that it will share all the protocols and programming interfaces needed to allow interoperability between its products and others.
Microsoft is set to make some kind of "significant" announcement on February 21. I'm betting it has to do with the European Commission. Here's what little we know so far....
Skinkers, a Microsoft OEM, is expanding the beta this week of LiveStation, a peer-to-peer (P2P) application that delivers live TV and radio to a user's PC. The LiveStation player is based on Silverlight.
Microsoft is sharing more details about its small- and mid-size servers due out later this year that will be built around Windows Server 2008. Here are some new tidbits about the pending "Cougar" and "Centro" releases.
Following reports by users of problems resulting from new Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 installation prerequisite update -- which Microsoft pushed out via Windows Update last week -- Microsoft has halted availability of those prerequisites.
Clues that Microsoft is ready to announce the final version of Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 3 are starting to mount.
Microsoft is rolling out on February 19 a new "feature-complete" Community Technology Preview (CTP) test build of SQL Server 2008 to 100,000 testers.