If you're not a KPI (key-performance-indicator) jockey, you probably haven't paid much attention to Microsoft's PerformancePoint. But here's why it matters, in the grander Microsoft scheme of things.
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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for more than 25 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).
It's day two of my "Code Name a Day" project here at "All About Microsoft." Today's entry: Sancastle.
It's that time of year: When Microsoft watchers' thoughts turn to year-end round-ups and year-ahead prediction columns.
Microsoft is sending out some mixed posturing and positioning messages regarding its Expression Studio and Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere (WPF/e) technologies.
In honor of Microsoft code-name junkies everywhere, I'm going to feature one, random Microsoft code name per work day for the rest of this month. Today's entry: "Ohana."
Guess Microsoft really wants to make sure the next version of Windows doesn't take another five years. The day after releasing the final Windows Vista bits to volume-licensing business customers. Microsoft issued a call to testers asking for input on the next version of Windows.
Developers and testers have been clamoring for Microsoft to provide a way for them to run Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 and 7.0 side-by-side on the same machine. On November 30, Microsoft released a solution for doing so.
According to early data coming in from Australia and Germany, it seems customers are going to be charged quite a bit more for Window sVista than XP. Microsoft is blaming the channel for the mark-up.
I thought I understood Microsoft's plan of record for Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 ... until I heard CEO Steve Ballmer's Vista business-launch keynote on November 30, that is.
Were there any surprises left for Microsoft's business launch of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 on November 30? Surprisingly, there were a few.