If you didn't already download the Windows Vista Release Candidate (RC) 2 bits, you missed your window of opportunity.
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Mary Jo Foley
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).
on October 11, Microsoft broke its silence about its forthcoming "Centro" mid-market server by sending out a solicitation for Technology Adoption Program (TAP) partners willing to test Beta 1 of the product.
The so-called "GoogleDocs" project is expected to be unveiled at the Office 2.0 conference on October 11. Should Microsoft be quaking in its boots (this time)? I’d like to say yes – after all, who doesn’t love a good fight? But given Google’s track record in this space, I’m inclined to say no.
Once Vista Starter is out in the field, what will Microsoft's Market Expansion team do next? Is there an Office Starter release in the works?
We interrupt the incessant blathering around the blogosphere over Google's purchase of YouTube to bring you something much more relevant.
While most Web 2.0 watchers are fixated on when/why/whether Google will buy YouTube -- and what else, beyond partnering with video-search vendor Blinkx, Microsoft will do about it -- Microsoft has been rolling out new betas and releasing final versions of some of its other Live services.
Microsoft was slated to hold three of its biggest conferences in 2007 in New Orleans. But now those plans are off.
Vista's looking better with every test build, as it should, according to many of those banging on the product. Is it ready to be released to manufacturing in a matter of "days"? Microsoft officials say yes; testers say ... mostly.
Microsoft's User Agent String 2 temporarily tricks IE 7 into behaving like IE 6, easing some site/application compatibility woes.
It's not just Windows Vista and Office 2007 that are closing in on their release-to-manufaturing (RTM) dates. Internet Explorer 7 is nearing the finish line, as well.