What is wrong with Microsoft? Adobe Air vs. Silverlight

The new war on the rich desktop client is being won easily! by Adobe Air. You would expect Microsoft to win it swiftly  with all their expertise and real estate on desktops but somehow it is being played by them so cumbersomely. Microsoft first tried to chase the flash in-browser capabilities with their own version …

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Microsoft Ballmer dismisses Android

I found today a news on Cnet titled Ballmer dismisses Google Android where the content of the news item is clearly described in its title. This kind of titles always attract to read further since usually when Microsoft dismisses something, I believe that something has a great future. It is amazing that Microsoft's CEO still …

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Is Google Becoming Microsoft?

Mike on Techdirt discusses Google's moves in regards to their library scanning project – Techdirt:Google Stops Scanning For A Bit. It kind of reminds me Microsoft with their huge "test the water" product announcements that end up usually with a long long silence. Google has always been different from MS in their unique innovative culture …

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Can Microsoft afford to ignore Linux?

Microsoft completed the acquisition of Sybari Software, their new anti virus and anti spyware line of business – The Windows Observer–Antivirus, Anti-Spyware Strategy Moves Forward for Microsoft. One line from the news caught my eye as something that makes immediate common sense but may not be right strategically after all "Not surprisingly, Microsoft will discontinue …

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Microsoft’s Open Source Strategic Intentions

Today on ZDNet UK Microsoft helps fuel Sourceforge growth "Microsoft has contributed several projects to the site, including FlexWiki, a Web-based collaboration tool; the Windows Template Library, a series of templates designed to simplify the writing of Windows programs; and Windows Installer XML, a set of tools used to build installation packages for Windows products. …

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Is Microsoft the Big Bad Wolf?

I am writing many times on strategies and competition related to Microsoft and I wanted to clear the reason why I relate to this company a lot and why I am not on their side with my advice especially when it comes to competition with new ventures: 1) To put it up front I think …

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Is Microsoft a real threat to BI players?

Microsoft enters the BI and corporate/business performance management play with Maestro – 'Maestro' Keeps Business Intel Score. The anchor for Microsoft's wish to enter this deep "enterprise application" play relies on the ever expanding role MS office takes in our daily corporate life. In the official MS press release Lewis Levin summarizes this tight integration …

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