At a recent conference for users of its SQL Server database, Microsoft officials demonstrated an upcoming tool the company says will enable database administrators to manage hundreds of database servers at a time.
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Confirming recent comments by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, an independent study released Friday found OpenOffice.org's free office suite to be five times more popular among adult US internet users than Google Docs.
While most eyes are still on stopping the bleeding on Wall Street, smart tech companies will take a page out of Warren Buffet's playbook by looking for merger and acquisition opportunities with stocks at multi-year lows.
eBay, which runs a gigantic data warehouse for internal business intelligence (BI) analytics, is considering taking it outside its firewall and offering it as a Web service to interested companies.
SQL Server may be one of the most popular databases today, but Microsoft nevertheless remains a laggard in the business intelligence market. It ranked just fifth among BI vendors last year, according to research firm IDC.
Microsoft will take its SQL Server 2008 database into the large data warehousing market by 2010 as it integrates technology from DATAllegro, which it acquired earlier this year.
Oracle's annual OpenWorld show is usually a showcase for its enterprise software. This year, however, it was all about hardware, as CEO Larry Ellison introduced a new family of database/storage products that it had been working on with partner Hewlett-Packard for three years.
Microsoft said on Tuesday that the next version of its Silverlight media player, due early next year, will be able to play live high-definition video encoded for rival Adobe Systems' Flash player.
The much-hyped Windows commercial starring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates left many viewers scratching their heads. That was intentional, says Microsoft.
A top executive at Oracle in charge of application development has left the company, according to reports, raising questions about the status of its high-profile Fusion applications project as its annual OpenWorld conference nears.
Twenty-one months after its initial release, what do we know about Windows Vista? That home users hate it, businesses are uninstalling it and — according to Gartner — it's proof that the 23-year-old Windows line is "collapsing" under its own weight.
Our fascination with the prospect of asteroids smashing into the Earth is as deep as the craters that can result from such cosmic fireballs. Think of all the movies Hollywood has made, from little-seen B flicks such as A Fire in the Sky to scientifically shaky blockbusters such as Meteor and Armageddon.
Microsoft's head of engineering for the Windows 7 operating system says there are 25 'feature teams' of about 100 employees each working on the upcoming replacement to Windows Vista.
The upcoming Windows Live Messenger 9.0 will sport a revamped user interface based on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) graphical technology, according to published reports that include purported screenshots of the instant messaging software.
Keeping software from being broken and distributed via BitTorrent isn't the only kind of piracy about which developers need to worry.