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Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Microsoft expands hosted Exchange and SharePoint; Microsoft's vs. Tom-Tom
This is Network World's Microsoft Subnet news alert in which we focus on the top items from Microsoft Subnet, your daily source for Microsoft news, blogs, discussion items, security alerts, giveaways and more.
Top pick of the week Microsoft expands hosted Exchange, SharePoint service, signs customer GlaxoSmithKline Microsoft announced that it is extending its enterprise cloud offerings to 19 countries and that it has signed a heavy hitter customer, GlaxoSmithKline. Microsoft said that trial versions of its Business Productivity Online Suite will now be available in those 19 countries, including the United States. Microsoft also said it will release Microsoft Office Communications Online, for instant messaging and presence, and the Business Productivity Online Deskless Worker Suite, a low-cost e-mail, calendaring and collaboration service.
Mitchell Ashley: Converging on Microsoft Microsoft vs. Tom-Tom: A Linux PR nightmare It's interesting Microsoft would take this action and while it's not a direct assault claiming broad Linux patent infringements, the claims against Tom-Tom's Linux are direct enough to surely garner the attention of Linux and other open source advocates. ... is this another SCO Unix fiasco in the making?"
Brian Egler: SQL Server Strategies Should Microsoft move to skills-based certifications? Certifications are achieved by taking an exam made up of multiple choice questions. This verifies that a person can answer questions about a skill but doesn't prove the person can perform the skill.
Randy Muller: All About Microsoft Certifications Training with Learning Plans Microsoft offers is an interactive web site intended to help you choose your training goals, and the fastest path to achieve them.
Susan Hanley: Essential SharePoint SharePoint: smart investment in a recession If collaboration solutions were a smart investment in 2008, they are even smarter in the recession of 2009. Here are a few arguments to help you justify a SharePoint investment.
Alex Lewis: Windows into Silicon Valley Managing the OCS 2007 R2 edge server If you've loaded up OCS 2007 R2 Edge services on Server 2008 you might have noticed something strange. What happened the management tools?!
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