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Microsoft Word, Office snafu grows

So, remember when Microsoft said it could pull the copies of Word 2007 and Office 2007 that ran afoul of a legal ruling  and replace them with non-offending versions in  time for a January 11 deadline? Yeah, well, that didn’t turn out to be true.  

 MIcrosoft’s online store and MSDN pulled the offending versions of Office and Word, but didn’t have much up to replace them, according to several reports.

An appeals court judge last month affirmed a lower court finding that Microsoft Word 2007 (and by extension Office 2007) used an XML editor that infringed on the patents of Toronto-based i4i.  At that time Microsoft said it would comply by removing the affected products as ordered by January 11. It also said it had already worked a fix for the problem and would substitute versions of Word and Office with that fix.

Last Friday, Microsoft said it would (re) appeal the lower court ruling.

 

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Be interesting to sample VMWares take on IaaS
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Will you try the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service?
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Already hosted on AWS, other business priorities are higher
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I’d like to see its effectiveness, assess security and access procedures.
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Worth trying, but not sure how mature their ops team is vs. Amazon’s in terms of assuring rock solid availability.
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As a VMware reseller it’s natural to extend my customer offerings to include vCloud.
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We are at the beginning of our Hybrid Cloud testing, so the timing makes sense. We’re mostly a VMware shop, so we naturally want to test it.
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We run a lot of Vmware systems, integration is very important as a time saving component, so will definitely be reviewing it.
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We run most of our products on vmware. it makes deployment easy
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i use vmware in my data center. no brainer
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I’ll try it to better understand its practical uses.
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Just to want to get know how the product is and what and all possible with this.
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not expected to be available in new zealand – which seems silly given the ease of transporting the design internationally and the wide adoption of enterprise scale vmware here.
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too expensive
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If the price is right and proper security in place, we’ll try it.
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too many other options, too little time
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There is nothing wrong in trying a product when we want to provide the best solution to our customers.
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Extremely useful and practical.
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it looks like a logical integration.
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Looks to be very scale able, with more functionality than competitors at a competitive price.
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I am concerned that VMware will follow similar policy to the virt products, drawing us in with attractive pricing initially, until we are so committed that we cannot exit when they introduce incremental price increases.
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Looks like a good offering. Both private and public variants at one place.

-Bikash
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Need to evaluate how it fits to our solution.

-Bikash
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Its pricing pattern is looking attractive
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I am already using Amazon EC2 and would be more likely to try Google's cloud offering. I am not sure what VMware brings to the table.
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vmware has no experience in cloud and is just (desperately) trying to follow the Citrix lead.
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We already have a private cloud we have created in a Tier 4 data center. SLA's are highly critical to our client base, and neither this offering or AWS can meet our needs at this time.
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I respect VMWare as a company and will try it out for that reason (provided it makes $$ sense)
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Looking at AWS at this time, and want to see what VMware Cloud has to offer
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hybrid cloud computing is the enterprise architecture for today, and thus a public VMware cloud is good.
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Our focus is on the SMB, and I'm not entirely sure their offering will be competitive in this market.
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I like the flexibility to have my applications run without the mess of managing the hardware
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they are leaders
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Open to trying it out, but must read the terms
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I am in to the idea of cloud due to its concept of "not owning" any IT infrastructure. This can cut down the cost of maintaining crew of IT staff....
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I like the fact that all the extras (HA, load balancing, etc) are included in the low base price mentioned in the article (0.13/hr)... but... I can't find any pricing info on the VMWare website. I guess I need to speak with a salesperson to get these details. Too bad. I probably won't do it.
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it is not cross platform. Does not support multiple hypervisors. It is too risky to put all my workloads in one basket.
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Its the best of both worlds
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Most of the people known virtualization by the VMware... So as per my experience i was already used Hybrid Cloud Service for my Company IaaS infrastructure.
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Consistent platform across private/public is a compelling story, particularly if pricing is competitive with AWS.
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it's the way forward
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Potentially saves us having a second data centre
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I saw in another article that they will be utilizing Puppet as part of this offering anyone have any info on that?
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hoping it provides portability between private and public offering
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I have been preaching HYBRID snice Cloud first became a Computing term.
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i'm a developer, VASA, VAAI, plugins. I have all the cloud I want right here in the lab
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VMware is the leader of virtualization and cloud tech.
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They don't have the experience of others, such as Amazon and Rackspace in hosting others' data. Just because they have software that enables "cloud" service doesn't imply they know how to run public cloud.
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