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Microsoft Wednesday rolled out the broad beta of Internet Explorer 9 on which hangs its hopes of recapturing the market share lost to Firefox, Safari and lately Google Chrome. IE is now down to 60.4% from 74% worldwide in two years according to NetApplications, which gives Firefox 22...
Microsoft’s stock price may stink but its P&L numbers are pretty much sweet perfume. In the June quarter, Microsoft’s fiscal fourth quarter and the end of its fiscal year it made $4.52 billion, 51 cents a share, up 48% on record revenues of $16.04 billion, up 22%.
Ahead of general release June 15 and following release to the corporate world last month, Microsoft Monday said its browser-based Office Web Apps on SkyDrive are now available to everyone in the US, UK, Canada and Ireland, SkyDrive being its free browser-based storage and document shar...
Cloud Computing Journal recently caught up with Pete Malcolm, CEO of cloud management innovators Abiquo - a major new player in the fast-emerging Cloud ecosystem and Platinum Plus Sponsor of 6th Cloud Expo being held in Prague, the Czech Republic, 21-22 June 2010. Malcolm is keynoti...
Microsoft has confirmed that Robbie Bach, the head of its floundering Entertainment and Devices (E&D) Division, and J Allard, the unit’s CTO and father of Courier, the dual-screen tablet PC that Microsoft recently cancelled, are both out, retired, as the company’s battle over consumer ...
Azaleos Corporation on Wednesday announced that it has deepened its existing technical and business partnership with EMC Corporation. As part of the broader relationship, Azaleos has extended its patented ViewX monitoring system to provide advanced troubleshooting of EMC CLARiiON AX an...
DevExpress.com has announced the immediate availability of its newly added Silverlight and WPF Report Viewer Control. This new Report Viewer Control renders reports created with the award-winning DevExpress Reporting System and prints natively within any Silverlight and WPF application...
Microsoft cloud services mean freedom for businesses. The freedom to access the technology you want, where and when you want it. The freedom to take advantage of the latest technology as a capital expense, or an operational one. The freedom to focus on running your business - not runni...
Microsoft delivers enterprise and consumer cloud services from a global infrastructure that must keep customer data secure and maintain privacy and availability. This session describes how Microsoft has built on the same security principles used to manage risks to Microsoft software de...
“In planning for and running all of its operations and facilities, Microsoft takes into account its environmental impact, including energy use and carbon footprint as well as land and water usage. We, like every organization and citizen, rely on the available resources and infrastructu...
I continue to be impressed with the quality of .NET Developers in Israel.. we had a full house last night for a 2+ hour presentation on building business applications with Silverlight and RIA Services. The audience was very engaged and had lots of good, relevant questions which crea...
What with the Ballot Screen circulating in Europe, its search interests to advance, and a new class of applications on the doorstep, Microsoft says it’s throwing more HTML5 support as well as a faster new rival-challenging JavaScript engine code named Chakra, support for hardware-accel...
Charney explained that identity solutions that provide more secure and private access to both on-site and cloud applications are key to enabling a safer, more trusted enterprise and Internet. As part of that effort, Microsoft today released a community technology preview of the U-Prove...
Right now, you can test drive the innovations at the heart of the new efficiency — free. Download free trials and demo the latest features. Windows 7 works the way you work, helping you reduce management costs, improve productivity, and manage risks through enhanced security and contro...
This Wednesday was probably the first day on the (potentially long) path to Adobe Flash decline: the most popular video site out there – YouTube – started offering videos in Flash-less mode for browsers which support HTML 5 and h.264 video codec. This means that today the option...
I have been using Gladinet Cloud Desktop to manage files on the Azure Blob Storage for a while now. It has a drive letter, accessible from Windows Explorer and it works just like another network drive on my PC. However, just like when you are driving a car on a daily basis but sometime...
Google Storage is shared between Gmail, Picasa Web Albums and Google Docs, all of which have web interfaces to use and share with friends. For the desktop PC UI interface, you have client side GUI tools such as Google Picasa, Gladinet Cloud Desktop or Memeo Connect to connect your Go...
Microsoft and the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Thursday announced an agreement that will offer individual researchers and research groups selected through NSF's merit review process free access to advanced cloud computing resources. By extending the capabilities of powerful, ea...
Evidently 7 is Microsoft's lucky number. It knocked one out of the park when it reported its calendar Q4 results Thursday. Revenues steamed past everybody's expectation by like a billion dollars on the back on Windows 7 sales, netting earnings of $6.7 billion, or 74 cents a share, u...
Microsoft and Intuit are going to join their clouds, Azure and the Intuit Partner Platform (IPP), so developers can deliver and market web applications to the 27 million QuickBooks-using small businesses through the Intuit App Center. The integration also means that small businesses ca...
Pundits talking about how Windows 7 is all about Microsoft competing against Apple, recovering with Vista consumer adoption disaster, or getting people off of XP, are missing one other – extremely important – part of the Windows 7 story. Windows 7 and its server counterpart – Windows S...
In order to ensure that end user response times are acceptable at all times it is necessary to measure the time in the way the end user perceives performance. Measuring and monitoring your live system is important to identify problems early on before it affects too many end users. In o...
With the release of CloudBerry Backup for Windows Home Server 1.3.3 we introduce a support for Drive Extender. What is Drive Extender? According to Wikipedia Windows Home Server Drive Extender is a file-based replication system that provides three key capabilities:
JWT, the world's best-known marketing communications brand, today released its list of 100 Things to Watch in 2010. "Many of the items on our list reflect broader shifts we've been following, from growing awareness and action around health and wellness and the environment to warp-speed...
Pegasus Imaging Corporation, the world leader in digital imaging technology, announced the acquisition of AccuSoft Corporation's imaging business in an eight-figure deal which includes the ImageGear and NetVue product lines. AccuSoft's powerful imaging products add significantly to Peg...
Wednesday was Antitrust Day. Intel got nailed big-time by the FTC and Microsoft was let out on parole by the European Commission. The EC dropped its Windows-IE tying charges in exchange for Microsoft pushing a smorgasbord of 12 rival browsers on 100 million European users of Windows an...
“One of the reasons it’s so difficult to satisfactorily define cloud computing is that people have many different needs and expectations from a cloud platform. To start a conversation about cloud — especially one that seeks to evaluate the relative merits of competing cloud platforms —...
RightScale, the cloud manager, plans to support Windows Azure and let customers deploy RightScale-managed applications and take advantage of Azure’s particular properties. It said it would support Azure infrastructure-level services through its new Service Management API like it does A...
While Microsoft is webifying bits and pieces of its client/server Dynamics ERP solution, it ain't gonna put any full-blown Dynamics ERP on Azure. Too much customization and integration to make a good candidate apparently. Enter Acumatica, a potentially competitive third-party ERP solut...
I read in an article on cloud computing where Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s chief software architect, predicted a successful venture into cloud computing with its Azure service – even if most people don’t know it’s there. Sounds kind of ironic, yes? But then again, I guess the cloud is mos...
Nine years and a tidy $2.5 billion in fines since its first statement of objections, the European Commission is reportedly supposed to discharge Microsoft next week from its second antitrust case against the company after accepting a reworked ballot screen compromise to its Opera-insti...
Today, Alexander Wolfe has been speculating about Microsoft's patent application regarding data migration between cloud services. Although on the face of it, a patent for Cloud migration would appear to be aimed at removing the lock-in associated with a single vendor, the patent applic...
This from the Windows Blog: “An inaccurate quote has been floating around the Internet today about the design origins of Windows 7 and whether its look and feel was “borrowed” from Mac OS X. Unfortunately this came from a Microsoft employee who was not involved in any aspect of designi...
Microsoft has sold the Folio and NXT businesses it got when it bought Fast Search and Transfer, the Norwegian enterprise search firm, last year to Rocket Software on undisclosed terms. Folio is a clutch of publishing tools and NXT publishes intranet documents. Fast bought the products ...
Microsoft is disclaiming responsibility for the so-called “black screens” that some Windows 7 users have been experiencing when they boot up. Apparently the problem has also cropped up on some XP and Vista machines. Microsoft thinks it’s a virus.
In Q3 Windows server sales by revenue surpassed Unix/Linux boxes for the first time in history according to Seeking Alpha blogger Dennis Byron. Using IDC numbers he says Linux was 14.4% of the total, a personal best and Unix dragged in at 27%. He concludes that Linux and Windows don’t ...
Microsoft’s CFO Chris Liddell, 51, a New Zealand import, is bored and wants a better job. So he’s “looking at a number of opportunities that will expand his career beyond being a CFO” – according to a statement out of Microsoft – and will be leaving at the end of the year. Microsof...
Every time I work with one of our .NET customers to help them with managing their application performance I come across the same problems as seen with other clients before: lots of ADO.NET queries, many hidden exceptions in core or 3rd party .NET libraries, slow 3rd party components, i...
If you want the full gory details, check out the .NET Services team blog post here. What follows below are some of the things that I think are most crucial to understand both for new developers and for developers unfortunate enough to be in a position of having to migrate a lot of code...
Recently I installed the Beta 2 version of "Geneva", or ADFS 2.0. All of my machines are now Windows 7 machines, including just about all of my VHDs and virtual machines. The only time I use Win2k8 R2 is when the product I'm installing specifically requires me to do that. So when I ins...