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Laura DiDio
Is Microsoft Bottoming Out? - Part 2
08/11/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1578 Words

Is Microsoft Bottoming Out? - Part 1 You'd think that Microsoft was all but dead, judging by some of the industry scuttlebutt. Microsoft's tactical and strategic technology and business missteps are well publicized and dissected ad infinitum.

Less well documented are Microsoft's...

Laura DiDio
Is Microsoft Bottoming Out? - Part 1
08/04/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1386 Words

... been a busy summer for Microsoft and chief executive Steve Ballmer. In recent weeks, the software giant released customer previews and ship dates for the newest versions of its flagship Windows and Office products; purchased Yammer, a cloud-based enterprise social networking company;...

Jeff Kagan
How Microsoft's Surface Can Win the Tablet War
06/21/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1459 Words

... Microsoft has introduced another new product. This one is a tablet called the "Surface." If Microsoft is not careful, it could actually be successful with this one -- if it plays its cards right, anyway. The Surface will let Microsoft compete head-to-head...

Jack M. Germain
What Does Microsoft Have to Do to Earn FOSSers' Respect?
06/05/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1336 Words

... Microsoft may not have fully endeared itself into the FOSS rank and file with its recent attempt to hold hands with the open source community. Feelings are not unanimous regarding the commercial software giant's decision in April to front a company-owned subsidiary...

Laura DiDio
Windows 7's First Birthday, Microsoft's Midlife Crisis
10/20/10 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1740 Words

Since it was released October 22, 2009, Microsoft has sold more than 200 million copies of the operating system -- approximately seven copies per second. That makes it the fastest-selling operating system in Microsoft's -- or any vendor's -- history. Windows 7 sales...

John P. Mello Jr.
Microsoft Strengthens Partner Bonds
07/12/17 10:11 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 769 Words

... on Monday announced several new offerings aimed at strengthening its position in the cloud marketplace, including Microsoft 365 Enterprise and 365 Business, at its Inspire partner conference in Washington, D.C. Microsoft 365 Enterprise is designed to empower employees of large organizations to...

David Jones
Microsoft Debuts Smarter Cloud at Build
05/11/17 2:52 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 892 Words

Microsoft offered a preview of Azure IoT Edge, a cross-platform runtime that allows cloud functionality to be run remotely on IoT devices. The technology runs on both Windows and Linux , and it can operate on devices smaller than a Raspberry Pi.

Jeff Kagan
Microsoft's Intolerable Windows 10 Aggression
05/27/16 7:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1017 Words

Doesn't the company realize this will hurt it? Does Microsoft think it can be abusive and win? Users are complaining loudly. Why doesn't Microsoft care about the disruption it is causing? A slice of the Microsoft marketplace wants to move to Windows 10.

Jack M. Germain
SQL Server on Linux Shows Microsoft's More Flexible Side
03/09/16 12:27 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 799 Words

... on Tuesday announced plans to release a version of its enterprise database product SQL Server 2016 for Linux . "Bringing SQL Server to Linux is another way we are making our products and new innovations more accessible to a broader set of users and meeting them where they are," said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president for Microsoft's ...

Peter Suciu
Microsoft Buys Xamarin to Boost Cross-Platform Development
02/25/16 2:24 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 783 Words

Xamarin's platform will be used in conjunction with Microsoft's Visual Studio, enabling developers to build apps using C# to deliver fully native mobile app experiences across platforms, including Android and iOS, said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president for the cloud and enterprise...

Jack M. Germain
Microsoft Doubles Down on Open Source
11/20/15 2:59 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 913 Words

The move is an effort to help close the gap between Microsoft's developer platforms and the open source world.

The programs involve free access for developers who are just getting started, a new subscription to Microsoft services, a marketplace for extensions,...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft Is Looking More Like the House Nadella Built
06/30/15 12:26 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 809 Words

... aspects of CEO Satya Nadella's vision for Microsoft are becoming more clear. For one thing, the company's interest in advertising is seriously on the wane. Microsoft reportedly has handed off most of its digital advertising sales business to AOL, along with a...

Chris Maxcer
Could Microsoft's Foggy Windows 10 Plan Be Any Smarter?
01/22/15 7:05 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1427 Words

... most important and daring move that Microsoft made Wednesday is far and away making the upgrade to Windows 10 free. Seems dirt-simple and intuitive on the surface, but it represents a startling and abrupt shift in both how users will relate to...

Jeff Kagan
Microsoft Should Read Customers' Lips on Windows 8
10/24/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 882 Words

So what's going to happen next? Can Nokia help? Many companies actually would have preferred to stay with Windows XP, but Microsoft did not give them that option. It put an expiration date on XP, forcing users to upgrade. The choice is whether...

Katherine Noyes
Microsoft and Ballmer and Nokia, Oh My!
09/09/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1868 Words

No indeed, the unseasonably scorching temperatures have been matched only by the sizzling nature of the news -- in particular, Ballmer is out, and Microsoft is purchasing Nokia! The closure of Groklaw and the failure of Canonical's Ubuntu Edge funding campaign have had...

Jeff Kagan
Microsoft's Post-Ballmer Comeback
08/29/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 898 Words

The news we were all expecting finally arrived last Friday with the announcement that Steve Ballmer would step down as Microsoft's CEO. Now the question is who will replace Ballmer -- and will that person be the right choice? I have an...

Jeff Kagan
Microsoft's Rip Van Winkle Syndrome
07/25/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 982 Words

It is keeping Microsoft from becoming great once again. So what's wrong, and what can it do to recover? The world is continually changing. That means companies and products must change as well. Unfortunately, Microsoft's thinking has not changed, and that is the...

Rob Enderle
Microsoft's Uncanny Transformation
06/10/13 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1420 Words

... much of the last decade, Microsoft has set an example more of doing things wrong than right, but at TechEd last week, Microsoft suddenly was showcasing a number of really smart decisions and best practices. It almost felt like an event from...

Jeff Kagan
What's Eating Microsoft?
03/14/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1306 Words

The growth wave Microsoft rode crested years ago, but it hasn't been able to catch the next wave. It is still successful, just not rapidly growing in new sectors. Why? What should it do?

My Pick of the Week is LightSquared .

Katherine Noyes
Linux, Microsoft and the Juicy Office Rumor
02/19/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1414 Words

It's one of those times when your immediate reaction is to say "yeah, right," but then you remember Valve and Steam and all the other traction Linux has shown this past year, and you end up hoping and wondering if maybe, just maybe, it might be true -- not so much for the software itself, but for all it would say about Linux, Microsoft ...

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