For all the noise about -- and from -- Google giving Microsoft a run for its money in the office/productivity market, the reality is rather different, according to Forrester Research. New Forrester data, released on May 11, claims that 81% of the enterprises it surveyed are running Office 2007 and 78% supporting SharePoint, compared to only 4% using Google Apps.
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Microsoft is creating a new group within its Search unit to focus on commercial search, according to a note to UK-based journalists on August 21.
Microsoft to offer option of 16 years of Windows Server, SQL Server support through new Premium Assurance offer
Microsoft's coming 'Premium Assurance' for Software Assurance customers for Windows Server and SQL Server will offer 16, instead of 10, years of support.
Microsoft's 315 pages of release notes about its coming April '19 updates for its various Dynamics 365 apps and Power Platform tools details what's coming next from Microsoft on the ERP, CRM and HCM fronts.
Microsoft CRM Online and Office 365 users were hit with outages to their cloud services on August 17. Microsoft has yet to respond as to what's going on.
Microsoft launched a new community Web site on May 8, called OpenXMLCommunity.org, another venue for Microsoft to back its claim that developers and users just can't get enough of Open XML, the new file format that the company has baked into Office 2007.
OK, so she's only a "contractor" and not a Red-Pill-popping full-timer. But standards maven Molly Holzschlag is now working on the Web Platform and Tools team (of which Internet Explorer is part).
Microsoft is working on some kind of secret Web-development-related tool/technology, known simply at this point as "Technology X." Anyone have any educated (or purely speculative) guesses as to what this might be, beyond my own meager attempts?
Microsoft has contacted a number of beta testers to seek input it will use to customize Internet Explorer (IE) 8, the next version of its Web browser. A Microsoft survey included a number of questions around RSS feeds, Favorites and browser navigation, in general.
Here's another piece of the "Why is Microsoft so interested in healthcare?" puzzle: Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Defense are teaming to build a massive medical data warehouse.