Microsoft's premise is that the combination of Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 on the desktop and Windows Server 2008 on the back-end will be preferable to running either product by itself. Here are some of the reasons the company is encouraging businesses to deploy and use the pair in tandem.
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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 has made the Visual Studio 2008 tool suite available to volume licensees and retail customers as of January 29.
This is just a quick post to help guide those who aren't used to Micro-speak. Contrary to many blog posts you may have read over the past day or so, Windows 7's due date has not slipped -- at least not yet
What are hot buttons for Microsoft on the programming-language futures front? Several well-known Microsoft engineers, plus programming-language gurus from other companies, are convening on the company's Redmond campus this week for its second Lang.Net symposium
Microsoft is going to start pushing automatically to customers its Office 2003 Service Pack (SP) 3 via the Microsoft Update patching mechanism starting on February 27.
Visual Studio 2008 went to manufacturing at the end of 2007. Windows Server 2008 is expected to be RTM'd in February. But SQL Server 2008 -- the other of the three products Microsoft is slated to launch together on February 27, 2008, in a big corporate event in Los Angeles -- is running further behind.
Can Microsoft make everyone happy with Windows 7? Should it even try? What would you do, if you were on the team that's charged with "Shipping Seven"?
Microsoft released yet more test builds of both Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 3 and Windows Vista SP1 this week.
Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Chris Lidell summed it up: Microsoft's Q2 fiscal 2008 earnings were "outstanding."
Google is finally poised to launch its long-awaited Google Health service, which will be a head-to-head competitor with Microsoft's HealthVault software/service that Redmond released in beta in October 2007.