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June 2009

  • Extended lives for notebook translating into growth in replacement battery sales

    Heather Clancy 29 Jun 2009
  • Did you know that sales of rechargeable batteries reached $36 billion in 2008? Or that some projections call for this figure to hit $51 billion by 2013? Certainly, you can't attribute that entire ...

  • Windows 7 pricing news

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 26 Jun 2009
  • Windows 7 pricing was posted on the Windows Team Blog Thursday. Estimated retail price (ERP) on upgrades is $119.99 for Win 7 Home Premium; $199.99 for Professional; $219.99 for Ultimate. ...

  • Microsoft ProPlus SKU

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 26 Jun 2009
  • Circling back to the new ProPlus SKU for Office 2010--mentioned this week by SharePoint director Tom Rizzo. Microsoft last month had confirmed the future SKU and that it will include OneNote and ...

  • Hospital confirms Jobs' surgery; Apple still mum

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 24 Jun 2009
  • A Memphis hospital confirmed that it did, indeed, perform liver transplant surgery on Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Apple, has yet to mutter a word on the topic.  Methodist Hospital in Memphis posted a ...

  • Appzero dares Microsoft to dive into server app virtualization

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 24 Jun 2009
  • One of the many zillion-dollar questions in the cloud computing hypefest is when server-side application virtualization will take off. Upstarts like Appzero want to know why Microsoft and other ...

  • SAP looking to buy Tibco?

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 24 Jun 2009
  • Tibco's one of those companies that needs to be bought. Is SAP the company to do it? Barrons', citing ome German media reports, opens up the possibility.

  • Microsoft honors partners

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 24 Jun 2009
  • Drum roll please: Microsoft's partner of the year winners and finalists were announced earlier today. The company said the winners were culled from over 2,000 entries and will be honored at the ...

  • 1nService bucks economy, adds five new members

    Heather Clancy 24 Jun 2009
  • It's refreshing to hear about a growth story when other economic statistics beg us to be depressed. So, here's one for you: the 1nService organization, which is a group of regional integrators and ...

  • Renamed Groove to go into SharePoint Pro Plus license

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 23 Jun 2009
  • With the Sharepoint 2010 release, Microsoft will take the Groove client, newly renamed SharePoint Workspace, into the SharePoint Pro Plus license and out of the enterprise SKU. Tom Rizzo director ...

  • Report: Jobs had liver transplant

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 20 Jun 2009
  • Last night, The Wall Street Journal reported that Steve Jobs had a liver transplant two months ago in Tennessee. What's interesting in this report, beyond the obvious new information, is what's ...

  • When good VARs go bad

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 18 Jun 2009
  • Jeff Archuleta, father of American Idol sensation David Archuleta , pleaded no contest to a charge that he solicited a prostitute in Midvale Utah. There's a $582 fine, according to media reports.  ...

  • Microsoft pitches SQL Server hard to Oracle accounts

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 18 Jun 2009
  •   Microsoft reps are out in the field pushing Oracle database shops to move more of their workload to SQL Server.   Part of that push is a SQL Server "site license" that would merge individual SQL ...

  • Microsoft muddles Windows 7 licensing, downgrades

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 18 Jun 2009
  • Windows 7 isn't out yet but nearly everyone is perplexed by Microsoft's licensing and downgrade rights for the operating system. Yesterday, the company amended some downgrade terms for Windows 7. ...

  • Microsoft: Google Apps' Outlook sync breaks Outlook

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 17 Jun 2009
  • You could see this coming down the pike. Last week, Google announced Outlook synchronization for Google Apps--a very important addition for business email users. This week, Microsoft takes to it's ...

  • Oracle parting gifts for McNealy, Schwartz

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 15 Jun 2009
  • If and when Scott McNealy and Jonathan Schwartz leave Oracle after it finishes swallowing Sun Microsystems, they won't go empty handed.  McNealy, former CEO and still chairman would get about $9.5 ...