Microsoft, at least in rhetoric, seems close to entering into more direct competition with Salesforce.com in the market for hosted business software.
CEO Steve Ballmer, at Wednesday's unveiling of Microsoft's new midmarket business software, said that Microsoft would give Salesforce.com a "very effective run for its money," ZDNet's Dan Farber reports.
Just what Microsoft has in store isn't clear. Ballmer didn't elaborate on his comment, made during a Q&A session following an afternoon keynote.
However, in that keynote speech, Ballmer dropped more than a few clues as to where … Read more