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posted in November 2007
The formal launch may be months way, but Microsoft's updated development environment is now available.
Intuit's Quickbase, a Web-based workgroup collaboration app, has quietly found its way into 53 of the largest 100 companies, the company says.
The man in charge of Microsoft's strategy for living in harmony with Linux lays out the company's opportunities with open source and the open source business model.
A new Word plug-in called "Save as DAISY" will allow users to convert OpenXML documents into a format structured to help the blind navigate text.
Versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 can cost as little as $28 or as much as $2,999 per processor.
The most significant change is a feature that extends battery life for mobile devices as well as improves the stability of Windows PowerShell and wireless network services.
SQL Server 2008 CTP5, due this month, expands the number of data types supported by SQL Server, including geospatial data, and includes new data warehouse features.
Microsoft plans to rebrand and improve its SharePoint Server for Search as Search Server 2008 and offer a free, smaller-scale version, too.
The new data centers in Chicago and Dublin are being built on an accelerated schedule; Chicago will be up and running by April.
Windows Essential Business Server will be a bundled install of multiple Microsoft server products and initially targeted at companies with 25 to 250 computers.
Microsoft General Manager Shahla Aly and Alain Crozier, a Microsoft VP in charge of the company's CFO, sales, marketing and services group will take over Stuart Scott's duties.
Windows Live Suite is a set of Web-connected applications for Windows that can be installed with a 130-Mbyte download.
With Search Server and Search Server Express based on SharePoint, the company hopes to bridge the gap between free and expensive corporate search products.
Visual Studio 2008 includes a new graphical designer to target XAML, a design language used by Windows Presentation Foundation.
In the last quarter, the systems management software company signed 16 major license agreements of more than $10 million apiece, totaling $334 million.
Google's OpenSocial initiative, a set of APIs which let developers create widgets that will work on multiple social networks, looks like a reaction to Facebook's successes. But it might turn into another cog in the wheel of digital identity management.