Profile of J. Nicholas HooverSenior Editor, InformationWeek Government
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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in March 2009
Windows Server 2008 Foundation, aimed at organizations with 15 or fewer computer users, will be sold through computer manufacturers.
TomTom will pay Microsoft an undisclosed sum and remove features from its car navigation devices.
While the Obama Administration might talk a lot about transparency, government agencies face any number of challenges to turn that buzzword into reality, especially in terms of getting usable data online.
Asked to sign off on the anonymous document "without modifications," Microsoft is proposing a new Cloud Manifesto, created and discussed in a public wiki or at a conference.
Though Microsoft says Windows Azure won't be used to power private clouds, there's no question that Microsoft will someday in the next year or two start playing in that market.
Microsoft's Silverlight 3, with its out-of-browser capabilities, and Adobe AIR, with its out-of-browser capabilities, won't necessarily compete head-to-head as rich Internet application platforms. They're just too different.
A new Google-supported report only paints with a broad brush what should and shouldn't be done, but delves deeper into the possibilities.
Expression Web 3, the next version of Microsoft's Web development software, will include a feature called SuperPreview.
Improved security, increased standards support, and an overhauled UI are among the browser's most significant features.
Version 3.0 of its rich Internet application platform will include a number of new video, graphics and data-related features ... and a smaller download package.
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra might be back in office after a seemingly meaningless weekend of leave, but he's not out of the woods quite yet.
It seems it's not the matter of if a cloud will go down, but when. Google and Amazon already have had well-publicized outages of their cloud platforms. Now, Microsoft has joined them, as Windows Azure was down for about 22 hours beginning Friday night.
Document Collaboration for Rational Jazz integrates with Microsoft SharePoint and IBM Lotus Quickr, closing the gap between software developers and nondevelopers.
Vivek Kundra is coming to grips with the government's $71 billion in IT spending and setting priorities.
Even though the Washington, D.C. mayor's office and federal authorities say federal CIO Vivek Kundra isn't a target of an FBI raid of Kundra's former offices at the D.C. IT department this morning, this is one distraction I'd bet he didn't want to have to deal with.
In an interview, Vivek Kundra talks about cloud computing, an approach he will likely use to reduce costs and simplify government IT infrastructure.
In addition to Intellipedia, social and Web-inspired software is becoming the next great tool for the intelligence community.
Clearspace tools merge to include wiki, social networking, and other tools including BI in Jive's new Social Business Software 3.0.
While a number of prerelease builds have leaked, Windows 7 hasn't been the start-and-stop, leak-heavy development cycle that Windows Vista was.
Yammer, Present.ly, Socialcast, and Socialtext Signals are part of a wave of companies offering private microblogging services for businesses.
Microsoft is expected to announce that it has added some relational database capabilities to SQL Data Services later this month.
The follow-up to Office 2007 will include lightweight browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote that focus on collaboration.
Customers already can start signing up for trials of SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Office Communications.