In the first week of Microsoft TechEd 2008, executives gave developers a glimpse of future Microsoft technologies. Now it's time for VARs and IT administrators to learn what these technologies will mean for them. Margie Semilof, senior news director for SearchWinIT.com, calls in from Orlando, Fla., to tell us how the second week of TechEd is going. We also discuss this week's Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston, where Google laid out its plans for success in the enterprise market.
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Microsoft TechEd 2008, Google enters the "cloud"
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