I’ve been reviewing Office and SharePoint 2010, and trying out Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, so I thought I would put the two together with a small experiment.
I borrowed a document from Microsoft’s press materials for Office 2010. Perhaps surprisingly, they are in .doc format, not the Open XML .docx that was introduced in Office 2007.
…continue reading Office Web Apps better then Open Office for .docx on Linux
I’ve upgraded my laptop to Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, and I’m using it to type this post. Ubuntu Lucid Lynx is a “long term support” edition, making it suitable for businesses. The upgrade from Karmic, the previous version, went relatively smoothly. I say relatively because my laptop is dual boot and has two hard drives. For
…continue reading Ubuntu Lucid Lynx great as ever, no game changer
At least, that’s the impression you get from its latest move: dropping Mac applications from its Apple Design Awards, presented during the its Worldwide Developers Conference. In 2009 there was an OSX developer Showcase alongside the iPhone Developer Showcase. This year? Well, iPad is here, and three’s a crowd, one had to go.
…continue reading Apple no longer loves Mac developers
…continue reading HP hedges mobile bets by buying Palm and webOS
Salesforce and VMware have announced VMforce, a new cloud platform for enterprise applications. You will be able to deploy Java applications to VMforce, where they will run on a virtual platform provided by VMware. There will be no direct JDBC database access on the platform itself, but it will support the Java persistence API, with
…continue reading VMforce: Salesforce partners VMware to run Java in the cloud
Spotify has announced a set of new features with the aim of “evolving into a total music management platform”, according to today’s blog post. There are two key features, available to both free and paying users.
The first is a link to Facebook, enabling you to see and share the playlists of your Facebook friends
…continue reading Spotify goes social with Facebook, supports local music library
I’ve been trying out Microsoft’s Office Web Apps, as provided for the release version of SharePoint 2010. The cross platform story is uneven, whether across Mac/Windows/Linux, or across different browsers, or even across different versions of Windows and Office. So far it does mostly work though, even if there are problems with certain tasks like
…continue reading Microsoft – make up your mind about Moonlight
Developer Express is a component vendor with add-ons for Visual Studio and Delphi. It has offered a library of components for Silverlight for some time, and a separate set for WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), but now says that Silverlight and WPF are close enough that it can merge the two into a single codebase to
…continue reading DevExpress merges its Silverlight and WPF UI controls, says VS 2010 is light years ahead
I’m in the habit of drawing up a simple table to summarise Microsoft’s quarterly results. Quarter ending March 31st 2010 vs quarter ending March 31st 2009, $millions
…continue reading Keeping track of Microsoft financials