Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Microsoft to partners: It's time to change | CNET News.com

More Microsoft morphing... 

While change is hard, Turner said Microsoft's partners need to be ready to offer customers the choice of running software on their own servers or subscribing to hosted services. "It doesn't mean locally based software is going away, but customers want the choice."

Example: Office Live now has > 400K businesses signed up...

Later in the article:

Turner also announced that Microsoft's new server operating system, Windows Server 2008, won't have its formal launch until next year. Microsoft plans to launch that product, as well as the next version of its SQL Server database and Visual Studio developer tools at an event on February 27 in Los Angeles.

Microsoft to partners: It's time to change | CNET News.com

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