Profile of J. Nicholas HooverSenior Editor, InformationWeek Government
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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in March 2008
If the file format does not become a standard, some governments could shy away from using Open XML -- and therefore, potentially, Microsoft Office.
The company is joining the Linux Foundation and released an early test version of its Adobe Integrated Runtime (Air) for rich Internet applications.
The videoconferencing company had been discussing the possibility of Microsoft licensing its intellectual property before the patent challenges were filed.
Microsoft has launched the Interoperability Forum, but it's hard to find and doesn't have much activity yet.
Microsoft and four social networks have joined to exchange contacts APIs securely.
In February, Google had 5.86 billion searches, Yahoo had 2.14 billion, and Microsoft had 953 million, according to comScore.
Microsoft server virtualization moves closer to reality with the "feature complete" test version now and an August date for the full release.
Research facilities at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will try to help bolster parallel programming efforts.
The company augments its Office Communications Server with improved videoconferencing and contact center technology.
A key Microsoft priority is to encourage investment in math and sciences education, including putting more technology in the hands of schoolchildren.
Microsoft will add Kidaro's desktop virtualization capabilities into Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, a set of desktop management tools for businesses.
The sale of Everex gPCs was a test run more than a gung ho endorsement of Linux's readiness, according to the retailer.
It's becoming clear that synchronizing information across devices and services is set to become a critical part of Microsoft's Web strategy, and Ray Ozzie made that point even clearer last week.
The Microsoft CEO tells a conference of Web developers that his company is an underdog on the Web.
At MIX conference, Ray Ozzie introduces hosted versions of Exchange and SQL Server.
Microsoft's commitment to openness was debated at the company's MIX conference in Las Vegas.
Silverlight 2.0, Microsoft's cross-browser, cross-operating system Web browser plug-in, lets developers create a much wider range of applications.
Internet Explorer 8.0 is a shift from previous versions in that it focuses heavily on complying with Web standards.
SQL Server Data Services aims to help businesses avoid much of the costs and complexity of developing and provisioning data-heavy apps and mashups.
The strategy to get its rich Internet app on cell phones is part of Microsoft's effort to make the browser plug-in a cross-platform, cross-browser product.
With Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint, Microsoft aims to bring rich Internet apps to enterprises.
Microsoft is opening a beta test version of Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Office Communications Server Online to companies of all sizes.