Category Archives: Software Development

Online Missteps and Leadership Tunnel-Vision

While some may consider my last few Microsoft posts as overtly negative, or even as Microsoft-bashing.  That’s not really my intent.  As a disclaimer, the same goes for this post: also not intended as a Microsoft-bash.  Microsoft is a very … Continue reading

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Windows 7, Coming Soon?

For those looking for what’s next after Vista, Windows 7 may arrive sooner than you think. Bill Gates recently spoke at Inter-American Development Bank, which is the main source of multilateral financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin … Continue reading

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Vista Usability (Drivers) II

A class action lawsuit is currently ongoing against Microsoft regarding Vista. This lawsuit addresses user experiences with Vista, and how Microsoft misled consumers with cleaver/dishonest marketing. Here’s where it gets interesting: Bundles of internal Microsoft email have been released to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Fined $1.35 billion

Microsoft is no stranger to the receiving end of anti-competitive allegations. These may play out into incentives, deal brokering, partnerships, or even more aggressive behavior. Well, not this time. In 2004 the European Union recognized Microsoft’s practices as anti-competitive and … Continue reading

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Microsoft Live

When you consider how large and successful Microsoft has become, I’m somewhat dazzled how much trouble they’ve had getting into the Web 2.0 scene. I’m sure Microsoft doesn’t enjoy playing second fiddle to Google, Yahoo, and other Johnny-Come-Latelys. I suspect leadership … Continue reading

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Vista 4GB

I recently received a comment from a reader who thought Vista didn’t support 4GB of RAM. I was a bit dismayed at first because 32-bit flavors of Window support 4GB, and they always have (nitpickers: I’m mean 32-bit NT, not … Continue reading

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Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Beta

Good new for developers and teams working on Microsoft Visual C++ projects!  This past year, Microsoft publicly started re-investing in Visual C++. If you have upgraded to Visual Studio 2008, you can beta test some new and significant functionality coming … Continue reading

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