Check your enthusiasm for Microsoft's latest, greatest reorg at the door. Moving the execs and products are the easy part. The execution is a new ballgame entirely.
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Notable headlines:Google, Salesforce.com reportedly in alliance.
Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft will unveil its PlayTable technology next week and the potential applications should be interesting.Mary Jo notes:PlayTable — which also has gone by the codenames “Table” and, most recently, “Project Milan” — is a multi-touch, gestural- and object-recognition interface technology on which Microsoft has been laboring for the past few years.
Microsoft can't afford to have open source software dominate emerging markets--or it's growth is toast. The solution: $3 Windows for governments to give away.
Lost in the barrage of metrics included in Microsoft's fiscal third quarter results was this nugget: The software giant has apparently stabilized its online advertising business. even though it's still losing money.
Every time I do a post about Google Docs or its office suite plans there are a bunch of talkbacks and emails about other wannabe Office 2007 killers. This just in: None of them matter commercially.
Office 2007, meet Movable Type Enterprise. According to SixApart vice president Anil Dash business is about to take to blogging as Vista, Moveable Type and Office 2007 interconnect.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday unloads 12 bulletins with patches for at least 20 vulnerabilities (6 critical) and it's likely there are still holes left unplugged.Ryan Naraine reports:"There are fixes for gaping holes in the Microsoft Office desktop productivity suite but it is not immediately clear if all the flaws exploited in the recent zero-day attacks are covered.
Microsoft, loser of the DoubleClick sweepstakes and rumored to buy almost every online advertising company on the planet, is now on the bandwagon. Microsoft acquired aQuantive for $6 billion in the largest acquisition in the company's history.