Today's codename quiz: Name the Microsoft product that almost was christened with the codename "Kilimanjaro," but ended up with a different, yet equally majestic, name instead.
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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 released to testers on the evening (EST) of December 20 the December Community Technology Preview (CTP) build of Longhorn Server.
Microsoft has released to testers builds of its next version of Windows Small Business Server (code-named "Cougar") and its first release of Windows Midmarket Server (code-named "Centro"), company officials said on December 19.
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.
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.