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
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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).
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?
Take off your tin-foil hats, folks. Microsoft has been so completely burned by security problems with Windows in recent years that there is just no way anyone at the company, on down, would suggest users shut off their firewalls, remove their antivirus software or do anything to further comprise the already delicate security balance in which Windows operates.
Microsoft has soft-launched a new community site designed to allow IT professionals to network with one another. The new site, called Aggreg8.
Word on the street is Microsoft's grand plan calls for Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 to hit right about the same time as Longhorn Server.
Now that Windows Vista is finally finished, it's time to turn the spotlight onto the next version of Windows due to hit: Longhorn Server.
Windows Vista is ready to RTM, Windows chief Jim Allchin blogged this morning.
The expected announcement on November 6 of release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Vista is a milestone on many fronts. For one, it’s the end of the Jim Allchin era (and the start of the Steven Sinofsky one), in terms of Windows leadership at Microsoft.