Quite a few of the e-mails I receive start out with "Whatever happened to ... (insert Microsoft product, person and/or strategy here). In that spirit, here are ten Microsoft-related disappearances about which I'm left wondering as 2006 draws to a close.
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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 reissued Office for Mac security patches that it distributed erroneously last week, and released a draft of the PatchGuard APIs for which its security competitors and partners have been clamoring.
The "Microsoft Code Name a Day" series hits Day 17. Today's entry is "Decatur," a codename for a set of Microsoft-developed tools that may never go commercial.
If you're among the select group of invitees to Microsoft's "Early Feedback Program," you can start sending in your ideas for what you'd like to see fixed, changed and/or added to the next version or two of Windows.
Will Microsoft -- which has been following and emulating most of Google's search moves -- dump its MSN Search API (which is SOAP-based)?
A little more than a month after launching its Zune MP3 player, Microsoft has rolled out an update that allows it to work with Windows Vista.
Microsoft has decided to bring the Japanese-language-only "GroupBoard Workspace" to the English-speaking market.
Today's code name: Yamazaki. And like other versions of Windows CE, the latest version is named for a whiskey.
A team inside the SQL Server database unit is building an end-to-end, P2P data synchronization platform, code-named "Harmonica," that will attempt to provide data synchronization across Windows and non-Windows services and devices -- much the way the WinFS team was hoping to do.
Although it's been a while since Windows-Server watchers have heard any new info on Microsoft's plans for a home-server product, it seems that "Quattro" is still alive and kicking.