I'm starting to hear rumblings about an "Office Client for Dynamics." I bet this is the front-end piece of what essentially would be the Microsoft competitor to "Duet."
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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).
A Swedish, venture-backed startup believes it can beat both Microsoft and Google in bringing a "cloud OS" product to market. Xcerion has won over some impressive backers, including former NT architect Lou Perazzoli and former Microsoft CFO John Connors.
Microsoft launched a new Web site on March 1, its Beginner Developer Learning Center (BDLC), with the aim of bringing more "non-professional" programmers into the Microsoft fold.
On February 28, Adobe announced plans to release a hosted version of Photoshop within six months. Is rival Microsoft rushing to do the same with its growing family of design tools? For now, at least, the answer is no.
I had a chance to ask Tom Robertson, General Manager of Interoperability and Standards for Microsoft -- someone who has a lot invested in the ODF vs. OOXML contest -- a few questions regarding why folks should care about the never-ending file-format wars.
To disclose or not to disclose. That's the Microsoft question that's rearing its head again this week.
If you need to patch for Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes older Microsoft products that already have moved from "Mainstream" to "Extended" support phase, Microsoft will give you a chance to buy the hotfixes you need -- for $4,000.
As typical, following a major product release, Microsoft is reorging. This time, following Windows Vista's launch, it's Windows client business unit doing the shuffle.
Microsoft silent Chief Software Architect has spoken. But he didn't say much in his first public appearance in ages. Nonetheless, I still found a few of his between-the-lines hints worth noting.
Microsoft treats healthcare like any of its other big vertical markets which it targets, with one major difference: The company also wants to be a player in this space itself.