New Orleans Suffers a Series of Microsoft Blows
I was pleased as Planter's Punch when I heard Microsoft was planning to have Tech-Ed
in New Orleans next year. What a great way to help get this city back on its feet.
Unfortunately, the city and its airport aren't recovered enough to handle the
crowds, so Microsoft
had to bow out of Tech-Ed and two other shows
. While I may be sad, my liver
sure is happy.
St. Bernard Wolfs Down Singlefin
Bernard Software is buying Singlefin, which is known for its line of filtering
tools that work with the Web, IM and e-mail. These tools can be installed and
run by IT, or bought as a managed service.
While I'm sad to lose a third party, if it strengthens St. Bernard for the
long run, I'm all for it!
Bill for President
Here I go writing a bang-up, highly controversial column advising Bill Gates
to run for president, and what happens? Nuthin', goose egg, almost no response
whatsoever. So come on, loyal readers. Read
the column and then comment -- whether you love it or think it's dimmer
than a Britney Spears brain wave.
Doug Barney is editor in chief of Redmond magazine and the VP, editorial director of Redmond Media Group.