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Project Green: Microsoft's new positioning chills out resellers
Jim Shepherd, an analyst at AMR Research, takes Microsoft's latest portrayal of its Project Greenplan for business solutions and points out the pluses: This change is probably good news for MBS customers and partners. For customers, it means that they can begin to capitalize on the improvements without having to make any major migration efforts, and it should reassure them that MBS is still committed to the existing product lines.
Microsoft overhauls Software Update Services
From Tekrati today:Directions on Microsoft offers an assessment of the new Windows Update Services (WUS), soon to replace SUS, and to coincide with an upgrade to Microsoft's Windows Update Web service. Currently, this report, a chart comparing WUS and SMS, and related illustrations of the WUS architecture and patch management terminology changes, are available free of charge at the Directions on Microsoft site.
Wharton professors weigh in on Longhorn
Professors at Wharton are in agreement with what many think: getting corporate customers and consumers on the Longhorn bandwagon may take some doing. An article takes a high-level strategic look at the widely anticipated operating system and raises major questions, such as if the enhanced security is going to spark upgrades, if consumers will be lured by Longhorn’s visual effects, and if it will spark a wave of technology buying.
Why Metro will not kill PDF
If you are following the news you’ve likely noticed claims that "Metro", Microsoft's new file format for electronic document printing/handling, will derail Adobe's PDF into obscurity are quickly being met by counterviews that say otherwise. While you may not want to take to heart what the two companies say as they downplay the competition, experts and analysts point out the challenges facing Metro.