MSFT 1st Quarter Financials

Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $13.76 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2007, a 27% increase over the same period of the prior year.  Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.92 billion, $4.29 billion and $0.45, respectively.   “This fiscal year is off to an outstanding start…


Facebook Partnership

Facebook and Microsoft Corp. today announced that the two companies would expand their advertising partnership and that Microsoft will take a $240 million equity stake in Facebook’s next round of financing at a $15 billion valuation. Under the expanded strategic alliance, Microsoft will be the exclusive third-party advertising platform partner for Facebook, and will begin…


SQL Server 2008 – Replication

  Asked a question about replication in SQL 2008 today, here goes from Technet.     SQL Server 2008 Replication What’s New.   Peer-to Peer-Transactional Replication Peer-to-peer replication includes the following significant usability and manageability improvements: The ability to add nodes to a replication topology without quiescing the topology.In earlier versions of SQL Server, you…


Technet on the Road

TechNet is pleased to announce the second series of technical events “TechNet on the Road” We will again be stepping away from PPT and concentrating on a demo-packed full day. We will be visiting 5 locations (Reading, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Falkirk) There are 3 separate sessions:1) Beyond SharePoint – a look at Microsoft Office…


SQL Server Community

Check this – Our own SQL Server Community, still in beta 🙂   Technorati Tags: SQL Server


SAP to Acquire Business Objects

I am sure you have heard the latest, SAP to acquire Business Objects. Quite ironic as over a year ago they ceased to work together. Watch this space from the MS camp     Technorati Tags: SAP BW, Business Objects, Microsoft BI


Microsoft Office Performance Point Server Launch – 16th October 2007, London

Get Ready!  Launch on the 16th October, London. If you have not yet registered for the event follow this link I am personally looking forward to Professor Robert Kaplan’s session, and his thinking around his Balanced Scorecard.   See you there!   Technorati Tags: Microsoft Office Performance Point Server, Balanced Scorecard, Robert Kaplan, BI


Office Live Services

  A cousin has just set up a driving school and asked for help setting up a very simple website, so what better way I thought than Office Live! We set up his new Windows Live ID and decided to go for Office Live Basics, he does not need more than a simple website with…


Microsoft Software + Services

“Live” services from Microsoft are designed primarily for individuals, businesses end-users, and virtual work groups.  Live offerings span entertainment, communication, and productivity. These services emphasize ease of use, simplicity of access, and flexibility, and are ideally suited for situations where people either don’t have access to professional technical expertise or don’t require high levels of…