Microsoft has more than made good on its plan from a year ago to eliminate 5,000 positions by the middle of June 2010, the company reported as part of its quarterly 10Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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ORLANDO – <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/012010-ibm-lotus-upgrades.html?fsrc=netflash-rss">IBM/Lotus</a> is juicing its <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/011510-lotus-productivity-suite.html?hpg1=bn">collaboration tools</a> with a dose of analytics and cloud-based integration with the belief it can redefine the technology, meet the needs of a sophisticated new user generation, and put the screws to an expanding field of <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/011910-lotus-blackberry-apps-aim-to.html?hpg1=bn">competitors</a>.
IBM/Lotus will use next week's Lotusphere conference to show its customers a long-term collaboration and cloud strategy that stretches well into the future and across its portfolio of software.
VMware is poised Tuesday to further redefine its cloud strategy by buying Yahoo's Zimbra open source messaging business in order to expand its stake in the platform-as-a-service market.
Microsoft Tuesday created a new division designed to brings its cloud and on-premises software development together and provide a consistent platform for corporate customers.
LA VEGAS -- Four years after buying Ray Ozzie's <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/free-sharepoint-tools">Groove,</a> Microsoft is making its most significant dive into the technology using the client software to create an offline data store and workplace for <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/101909-windows7.html?hpg1=bn">SharePoint</a> users.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/">Microsoft</a> Tuesday made available for download Service Pack 2 for Exchange Server 2007, which includes new auditing, backup and directory tools.
IBM/Lotus later this month will add a real-time communication version to its Lotus Foundations lineup, which is targeted at small and midsize businesses looking for a single appliance to support unified communications and collaboration.
Nortel has laid off senior staff in the UK who were responsible for the company’s unified communications partnership with Microsoft, according to sources.
Google Tuesday unveiled synchronization technology that supports Microsoft Outlook as the front end to Gmail, giving users an option to scrap Exchange on the back end while allowing users to keep their familiar desktop client.
Sun on Monday made available the OpenSolaris 2009.06 operating system, which included for the first time Sun's Crossbow technology for creating virtual network infrastructure on a single system.
Red Hat on Monday introduced an open source application server strategy called JBoss Open Choice and a trio of upgraded middleware platforms that adhere to an architecture that is customised using components.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/">Microsoft</a> Monday said the 2009 version of BizTalk server is now available to its MSDN and TechNet subscribers and will be publicly available on Friday.
IBM/Lotus Monday began framing its cloud strategy around Notes/Domino and unveiled deeper support for BlackBerry devices on the 20th anniversary of the platform's introduction.