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Windows and the cloud

At this year's Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft offers glimpses into the next version of its OS, the next iteration of its productivity suite, and its cloud-computing efforts.

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Microsoft looks ahead at PDC

Microsoft looks ahead at PDC

At this year's Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft offers glimpses into the next version of its OS, the next iteration of its productivity suite, and its cloud-computing efforts.

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Windows 7: A better Vista?

With the upcoming OS, Microsoft aims to address many of Vista's shortcomings while keeping things largely the same under the hood.
• Images: Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6801
• Video: Microsoft executive talks Windows 7
• CNET editors' take: Windows 7 prebeta (build 6801)
• What's new for audio in Windows 7?
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
October 28, 2008 9:00 AM PDT

Next version of Office heads to the browser

Microsoft has decided to offer both businesses and consumers the option of running Word, Excel, and PowerPoint from within a Web browser.
• Images: Browser-based Office
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
October 28, 2008 9:00 AM PDT

Microsoft launches Windows Azure

At PDC 2008, Ray Ozzie and company talk up Windows Azure, Redmond's new offering "at the Web tier of computing." It's ready for release in preview form.
• Windows Azure: Blue skies ahead?
• Ozzie on Azure: It all comes down to trust
• So just what is running on Windows Azure?
(Posted in Microsoft by Ina Fried)
October 27, 2008 10:08 AM PDT

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