There's one more week to go of Microsoft code names on this blog. Today's entry: Carmine, aka System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
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Today's Microsoft code name of the day is "G2", aka Windows Live Messenger Mobile client for Windows Mobile devices (Yikes. Bring on the naming police!)
The word is out: Lead Samba developer Jeremy Allison has quit Novell in protest over the Microsoft-Novell alliance, unveiled on November 1. What isn't widely known, at least so far, is that Allison is joining Microsoft rival Google. Here's what Allison had to say on his decision.
Lead Samba developer Jeremy Allison has resigned from Novell, citing the Microsoft-Novell pact as the reason for his departure.
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.
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.