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posted in February 2008
The company is a third of the way through a major three-year grid computing initiative and is hoping to move toward automatic service level management.
What Ballmer and would-be customers have to say about the new Windows Server 2008 release.
How does Microsoft beat Linux? The same way "you beat any other competitor: You offer good value, which in this case means good total cost of ownership," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer outlined the company's strategy for enterprise IT and the benefits it sees in the latest versions of its major enterprise products.
The new product aims to simplify the challenging task of managing branch IT infrastructure in remote offices.
Adobe and its partners announced a number of Air applications for consumers and businesses, including Nasdaq Instant Market Replay and Business Objects' BI Desktop.
Despite the rhetoric, Microsoft said it will continue to play verbal hardball with commercial open source competitors that don't license the company's intellectual property.
The products aim to help the 31.9 million small businesses and 1.2 million midsize companies worldwide that often have small or nonexistent IT staff.
The Cyber Commission has loose ties with each of the remaining presidential campaigns, yet members admit they don't expect all of their recommendations to be followed.
The creators of the in-development technology say they'll be able to crack GSM encryption with only about $1,000 worth of equipment.
Many companies wait until the first service pack of Microsoft operating systems are released before deploying them. With Windows Server 2008, the initial release is already Service Pack 1. You read that right.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates says he wants to "equip a new generation of technology leaders with the knowledge and tools they need to harness the magic of software."
When Microsoft celebrates the latest launches of Windows Server, SQL Server, and Visual Studio later this month, one of the talking points will be energy savings. With that in mind, InformationWeek recently sat down with Microsoft's new chief environmental strategist, Rob Bernard.
Yahoo would fill some gaps, but don't expect Microsoft to mess with its flagship products.
A total of 18 executives have changed their roles this time around, including 14 promotions, three departures, and a temporary shift.
Microsoft has made changes to its licensing model and upgraded Office Live, while Yahoo created a cheap Web hosting service and upgraded the Zimbra collaboration suite.
Yahoo announced earlier that its board had unanimously rejected Microsoft's proposal on the basis of being "significantly undervalued" in Microsoft's bid.
Microsoft will release Vista SP1 to volume license customers later this week and provided more details on its complicated release schedule.
Yahoo may have rejected Microsoft's $44.6 billion acquisition bid Monday, but both companies still have options to weigh. Here's what each side could do.
Yahoo's board of directors unanimously rejected Microsoft's bid, which it said "substantially undervalues Yahoo."
The company showed new ad technologies ranging from contextual video ads and multitouch interactive advertising to image categorization and advanced advertising analytics.
More than 2 million copies of Windows Server test versions have been downloaded, and Microsoft has 445 customers that have begun early deployments.
However, integrating these services may cause major headaches as Microsoft tries to keep customers and keep executive focus on its other businesses.
CEO Steve Ballmer said Microsoft and Yahoo would work together to create a single online advertising platform.