Microsoft makes pitches to partners

roundup Software giant makes a series of announcements to kick off its partner confab in D.C., along with a faculty summit on its home turf in Redmond.

The software giant makes a series of announcements to kick off its partner confab in Washington D.C., along with a faculty summit on its home turf in Redmond.

Ballmer talks up Windows 7 slates, phones

Speaking at a partner conference, Microsoft's CEO reiterates that there will be thin tablets with Windows 7 this year. However, just having slates doesn't mean the company has an answer for the iPad.
• Windows slates should come with Zune software
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
July 12, 2010 10:14 a.m. PDT

Microsoft ready to test Windows 7 update

Company will announce it's ready with beta versions of service pack updates to both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
July 12, 2010 6:30 a.m. PDT

Boxing up Microsoft's Azure cloud

Redmond announces that HP, Dell, and Fujitsu plan to offer server appliances that let large businesses run their own local versions of Microsoft's cloud-based OS.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
July 12, 2010 6:30 a.m. PDT

Price set for Windows Intune

Microsoft says it will charge $11 per computer per month for its upcoming cloud-based PC protection and management service.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
July 12, 2010 6:30 a.m. PDT

Also from Redmond

Microsoft's telescope gets a better view of Mars

The software maker has teamed with NASA to offer much more expansive imagery. Other improvements to the telescope make the seams between individual images much less visible and add an improved spherical image of the full sky.
• Images: A close-up view of Mars
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
July 12, 2010 9:00 a.m. PDT
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