It's show time for Microsoft's "Milan" multi-touch and gestural interface technology. And I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft decides to make this week's Wall Street Journal tech conference the debutante ball.
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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).
The folks over at Joejoe.org aren't the only ones with "Longhorn" nostalgia. Enthusiasts over at the AeroXperience.org site also are looking to bring back Longhorn, a k a, the precursor to the Windows Vista release that Microsoft launched in January 2007.
Novell has posted to the Securites and Exchange Commission (SEC) Web site redacted versions of the company's patent, business and technology agreements with Microsoft, which it signed in November 2006. Anything juicy make it past the "redcated due to confidentialty" edits?
Wonder if the term "OzzieSoft" -- a k a, the world of Microsoft, according to Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie -- is going to take off?
After at least three years of sneak peeks, Microsoft is finally set to take the official wraps off its PlayTable multi-touch, gestural- and object-recognition interface technology. Sources say the unveilig of PlayTable -- which has gone by the codenames "Table" and, most recently, "Project Milan" -- could happen next week.
Microsoft announced late on Thursday May 24 that it has cancelled the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) that was slated for this October.
Seven months after announcing plans to take up where Microsoft left off with its Windows Longhorn client development, a group of members of the Joejoe.org site have built a working protype of what they're calling "Longhorn Reloaded."
Sorry, Windows XP fans. It looks like the "end of 2007" date for XP Service Pack (SP) 3 that was in a Microsoft press release issued this week was mistake. It's back to the "first half of 2008" target again.
After shelling out $6 billion for advertising powerhouse aQuantive, is Microsoft still interested in a possible Yahoo acquisition? Although Microsoft execs won't come right out and say it, it sounds like the answer is no.
Microsoft's party line for the past few months has been that it wasn't going to get Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 3 out the door until some time in the first half of 2008. But this week, Microsoft hinted that XP SP3 might actually ship in 2007, as many customers had been hoping and expecting.