Microsoft is working on some kind of secret Web-development-related tool/technology, known simply at this point as "Technology X." Anyone have any educated (or purely speculative) guesses as to what this might be, beyond my own meager attempts?
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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 retail and Web versions of Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare 1.5 won't be out until the end of January (allegedly at the same time as Windows Vista launches to consumers on January 30). But Microsoft officially released the code to manufacturing on January 3, according to a post on the OneCare team blog.
Is 2007 finally going to be the year Windows Live gets more airplay? If so, it doesn't seem like there will be much of a concerted Live presence at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week.
It's not surprising Microsoft will be touting Windows Vista at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. But the slogan the company has chosen to tout its new version of Windows may catch some off-guard.
Here are a few more holiday-season posts you might have missed if you were away from your PC the past couple of weeks. Microsoft historians are likely to find these links especially well-worth a read.
In the "posts you might have missed over the holiday" category, the e-mail Q&A I did with Novell-turned-Google employee Jeremy Allison got some readers pretty stirred up. (Back story, for those who steered clear of Web news for the past month-plus: Samba lead developer Allison quit Novell just before Christmas, in protest over the Microsoft-Novell technology agreement announced in November.
Whether you love or hate the "meme," the "Five Things" one is still circulating. And once you've been tagged, it seems rude not to respond. So here are five things you may not know about me.
On December 21, word leaked out that lead Samba developer Jeremy Allison quit Novell in protest over the Microsoft-Novell alliance, unveiled in early November. Other than sharing the fact that he had taken a new job with Google, Allison said he couldn't provide specifics on his decision until some time after December 29, which would be his last day at Novell.
Today's final entry in the December 2006 "Microsoft Code Name a Day" series is "Centro," aka Microsoft's Windows Server SKU aimed at mid-sized businesses. I know there are lots more Microsoft code names out there that I didn't highlight ... so stay tuned in the new year for more.
If you liked the "Whistler" and "Longhorn" codenames, you'll appreciate "Creekside," as well.