Stories by Joab Jackson

Microsoft emphasises hybrid cloud at TechEd

As the technology industry moves toward the cloud, users can ease the transition by adopting a hybrid computing model, said Bob Muglia, Microsoft's president of servers and tools, at the kickoff keynote speech at the company's TechEd 2010 event in New Orleans Monday.

Microsoft downplays VDI benefits

While a virtualised desktop infrastructure (VDI) may promise some advantages for the enterprise, the approach is still more expensive and less responsive than standard desktop PC deployments, contends a Microsoft executive in a blog entry Monday.

SQL 2008 update released

Microsoft has released to manufacturing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, the new version of its relational database management system software.

Microsoft earnings again buoyed by Windows 7

Windows 7 has once again kept Microsoft's balance sheet healthy. On Thursday, the company announced strong income and revenue growth for its third fiscal quarter, thanks in part to continued brisk sales of the new OS.

Adobe evangelist tells Apple: 'Go screw yourself'

Responding to a change in the licensing terms for developers building applications for version 4.0 of the iPhone, a technology evangelist for Adobe Systems has told Apple to go perform an anatomically impossible act.

Latest Red Hat release exploits multicore chips

Open-source enterprise software company Red Hat has updated its flagship operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to take full advantage of the latest spoils from the heated microprocessor battle between AMD and Intel.

IBM executive denies open-source sellout

IBM will not use its open-source patents in any potential legal actions it may bring against TurboHercules, an IBM company executive seemingly asserted on Wednesday.

The iPad makes demands on Web developers

Web developers behind the sites on Apple's approved list of iPad-ready online destinations have confronted an issue that the device-maker is forcing to the fore: are official World Wide Web Consortium standard languages sufficient tools to deliver cutting edge functionality, or do plug-ins lead the way in design innovation?

Red Hat moves into desktop virtualisation

Open source enterprise software company Red Hat has updated its virtualisation platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (REV), to include support for desktop virtualisation, the company announced Monday.

Multicore chips may force OS re-think: Windows architect

With chip makers continuing to increase the number of cores they include on each new generation of their processors, perhaps it is time to rethink the basic architecture of today's operating systems, says Dave Probert, a kernel architect in the Windows core operating systems division at Microsoft.

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