May 2009 - Behind the (IE)8 Ball
Microsoft is releasing IE8 under pressure from competitors. But will the new browser scratch or run the table? Also in this issue: Tech-Ed 2009 celebrates third-party vendors, companies weigh cloud computing's security risks, Microsoft re-tools Windows Mobile, SQL gets a performance boost, and more.
Independent software vendors have long been the life of Microsoft's party by producing products that fill in the gaps Redmond leaves open. For Tech•Ed North America 2009, we celebrate third-party vendors and preview what they'll be announcing and demonstrating at the show.
Companies looking to reduce costs through cloud computing will have to make some tough decisions about security.
Wait-time analysis can help improve performance by focusing on how long applications take to respond to queries.
Facing strong competition from Apple and Google, Microsoft looks to re-tool Windows Mobile for the enterprise market.
Under pressure from competitors in a high-stakes game, Microsoft is releasing Internet Explorer 8. But will the new browser scratch or run the table?
The networking giant won't necessarily storm into the server space, observers say.
Microsoft's "Perspectives" on its relationship with the open source world creates confusion by being pragmatic in some places and too friendly in others.