Microsoft launched at its Convergence conference in San Diego this week a new online community site for financial professionals. The site, which has yet to get a formal name, is currently known as the Dynamics Live Beta Community. Microsoft officials are describing it as a "MySpace for financial pros."
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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).
Another hot button at this week's Microsoft Convergence conference is expected to be the whole "software plus services" -- as opposed to "software as a service" (SaaS) -- push that Microsoft has been espousing, as of late.
When new versions of Microsoft software are on schedule, it's news. At Microsoft's Convergence 2007 conference in San Diego on March 12, Microsoft officials confirmed that three (count 'em, three!) of its forthcoming ERP apps are still tracking on the schedule that the company outlined a year ago.
As rumored, Microsoft's biggest announcement at its Convergence 2007 conference in San Diego looks to be the Dynamics Client for Office -- or, as it is known officially "Microsoft Dynamics Client for Microsoft Office and SharePoint Server." What is this ungainly-named monster?
It's going to be a busy weekend for IT administrators still struggling to get their systems patched to handle the change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) on March 11. Here are some suggestions from readers about how to deal with the DST patch maze.
TechCrunch is trumpeting as "confirmed" scoop" the fact that Microsoft is building a Google Apps competitor that has as an anchor "Excel Services." I say hooey.
Here's another piece of the "Why is Microsoft so interested in healthcare?" puzzle: Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Defense are teaming to build a massive medical data warehouse.
Now that Chris Payne, Microsoft's Corporate VP in charge of Windows Live Search, is on his way out, it's time to start wagering on who will be the winner in the Windows Live/MSN power grab.
Thousands of Microsoft customers are running into problems understanding and applying the myriad Microsoft Daylight Saving Time (DST) patches required in order to keep their Windows, Exchange Server and other systems up-to-date when DST takes effect on March 11.
Michael Gartenberg, after less than a month on the Microsoft payroll, has decided to quit Microsoft and go back to being an analyst at Jupiter Research.