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Tables Turned on Microsoft as its Product is Made Obsolete

7.4.2009 by Stephen McNamara

Microsoft became a titan of global business in the 80s because it found a way to corner a market. As personal computing was taking off it was Microsoft that grabbed a dominant share by offering innovative products that were ahead…

IIS7.0 – why not?

18.3.2009 by James Crawshaw

With all the hype surrounding Windows Server 2008 it was easy to get dazzled by the bright lights of the big new features like its built in virtualization capabilities, the server core offering and the all new install process. In…

System Centre SMSE – Systems Management Suite Enterprise

11.3.2009 by James Crawshaw

To enable and incentivize the deployment and growth of the Hyper-V and System Center products, Microsoft released a software license which brings together the key management and protection technologies. This is by no means a new license - in fact…

Google is Still the Super Brand

2.3.2009 by Stephen McNamara

The Centre for Brand Analysis has published its UK Superbrands list for 2009 with some interesting inclusions. The first thing that stands out is that Google is top of the list, as it was in 2008. And its rivals are…

Windows 7?

10.2.2009 by James Crawshaw

Windows 7 is upon us; well at least they say it is! If you remember that I talked about the next generation (R2 i.e. release 2) of Microsoft technologies in my last post likewise, you could read "Windows Vista R2"…

Microsoft Hyper-V R2

4.2.2009 by James Crawshaw

With the recent announcement of the beta release of Hyper-V R2 (alongside Windows Server 2008 R2 beta), Microsoft are revealing a bevy of new and improved features to their virtualization offering. Since Virtual Server 2005 first competed with the other…

Microsoft Opens up the Search Market?

6.2.2008 by Mother Superior

It has been almost a week since Microsoft put a deal on the table for Yahoo! to consider. While we don't seem to be hearing much yet from Jerry Yang and his board of directors the rest of the industry…

Microsoft & Facebook – The Demographics Challenge

5.10.2007 by Mother Superior

In the search arena, there is one advantage Microsoft has over the market leader and this is the ability to target ads demographically. I attended a seminar yesterday organised by Don't Panic and Manchester Digital which included speakers from Google,…

Online Ad Spend up, Microsoft + ITV Play Catch-up

21.5.2007 by Mother Superior

For the first time since Internet adspend began its dizzying climb, television advertising spend has dropped. A new report into online adspend shows that in the UK internet advertising has now broken the £2bn mark. When I began watching these…

The Names of the Tools of the Trade

19.5.2006 by Chris N

As usual the web is lit up like an indignant christmas tree with discussions about the latest developments in what is usually (and somewhat laughably) called the console war. The big news is Nintendo's unhinged decision to call their new…