"I like good challenges and we have one," Steve Ballmer said during a freewheeling, jovial interview with former Apple evangelist turned venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki.
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Microsoft Monday said Vista SP1 will not be available until mid-March because the company is working out issues with some device drivers that lose functionality when the service pack is installed.
Microsoft Wednesday began global rollout of its Dynamics CRM application, which is designed to appeal to hosting companies and give the vendor a legitimate place in an on-demand software world now dominated by alesForce.com.
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Microsoft Monday tweaked its virtualization strategy by unveiling a stand-alone virtualization server that won't require users to run the Windows Server 2008 operating system.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/financial/ibm.html">IBM</a> Tuesday added another chapter to its Web 2.0 story by releasing the latest version of its electronic forms technology as a server-based component that works with its portal technology and Notes.
IBM Monday seized on last week's rejection by the ISO of the Microsoft and Ecma International Office Open XML format and said it would throw its development weight behind OpenOffice.org, the most prominent set of open source applications based on the Open Document Format.
Microsoft has gone on the offensive saying its first virtual machine management tool would ship next month and spinning its virtualization wares and strategy days ahead of rival VMware's annual conference scheduled for next week.
Amid problems with Microsoft's Xbox, the head of the company's interactive entertainment business has resigned.
Salesforce.com has rolled out the foundation for an online application-development platform that lets users create applications beyond the online provider's traditional CRM capabilities.
Companies that deploy Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista in tandem could see more than a threefold increase in networking performance for file transfers, downloading roaming profiles for mobile users and accessing files on a portal, according to a Microsoft-commissioned study conducted by the Tolly Group.
Microsoft Friday released the second beta of its System Center Virtual Machine Manager, which is designed to help companies manage their virtualization deployments.
Despite touting technology this week designed to let users integrate management platforms using modeling technology, Microsoft and its partners are missing key specifications that will take months to complete and years to roll into products.
Microsoft, taking its annual dig at rival IBM/Lotus, announced a set of free tools it plans to ship in February to help customers migrate from Notes/Domino.
Next month Microsoft is planning to ship the first public beta of Office Communications Server 2007, which is key to the company's voice and unified messaging strategy.