Back to the name game. While names don't make a company cool or not, they can make a difference, even with geekier products like development tools. The Microsoft Expression tools team seems to understand that lesson quite well.
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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).
It seems like 'interoperability' is an easier pill for Microsoft to swallow when it's delivered in press releases than in real-world situations.
Microsoft's newly released PowerShell command-line shell and scripting language doesn't currently work with Windows Vista.
I really couldn't believe the tip a reader sent in earlier this month that Microsoft's Zune MP3 player would be incompatible with Windows Vista. But, dear readers, it's true!
Now that Vista's done, you might think that Windows Live Messenger and Windows Vista might be coexisting more peacefully. If you did, you would be wrong.
If Microsoft's Windows Server team is able to juggle service packs and new server releases, why can't the Windows client team do the same?
Given the long-standing rivalry between .Net and Java, one would assume that Sun's decision to release Java under the GPL would likely result in some kind of a reaction from the Redmondians. But what shou
When it comes to the question of whether we're in another bubble or not, I have to agree with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, not former "Microsoft chief blogger" Robert Scoble.
Now that Windows Vista is done (and is already being pirated and hacked), Windows watchers' thoughts are turning to Longhorn Server. So it's fair to askwhat the final name of Microsoft's successor to Windows Server 2003 will be.
What's up with Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere (WPF/e) technology, Redmond's supposed "Flash killer"? Given that WPF/e is a subset of WPF, which last week went gold, as part of the .Net Framework 3.0 release, isn't it high time for a WPF/e update?