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  Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) are exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who are awarded for voluntarily sharing their high quality, real world expertise in offline and online technical communities.
Microsoft MVPs are a highly select group of experts that represents the technical community's best and brightest, and they share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others.
Microsoft Awardee Directory: View the profiles and areas of expertise of MVP awardees who choose to share their profiles.
mvp.support.microsoft.com   (322 words)

 Microsoft is Dead
Microsoft cast a shadow over the software world for almost 20 years starting in the late 80s.
Microsoft saw the danger of Javascript and tried to keep it broken for as long as they could.
Microsoft's biggest weakness is that they still don't realize how much they suck.
www.paulgraham.com /microsoft.html   (1195 words)

  Microsoft - SourceWatch
Microsoft is famous for its repeated claim to "innovation", which is the notion that Microsoft (and in some press releases and public statements, only Microsoft) is a company whose core business relies entirely on internal research and development.
Microsoft's original MS-DOS, which secured its hold in the computer market, was made by buying the rights to a hack called QDOS, the "quick and dirty operating system".
Microsoft bundled a bunch of its products together to create an "office suite", then sold it in a package, thus crushing its competitors who were all making individual products.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Microsoft   (1836 words)

  Microsoft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Microsoft Corp., in which the ruling was in Microsoft's favor, the release of Windows for Workgroups 3.11, a new version of the consumer line of Windows, and Windows NT 3.1, a server-based operating system with a similar user interface to consumer versions of the operating system, but with an entirely different kernel.
Microsoft hires many foreign workers as well as domestic ones, and is an outspoken opponent of the cap on H1B visas, which allow companies in the United States to employ certain foreign workers.
Microsoft has been called a "velvet sweatshop" in reference to allegations of the company working its employees to the point where it might be bad for their health.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Microsoft   (7361 words)

 Microsoft News
The U.S. Department of Justice and Microsoft made a formal application to a federal judge for a two-year extension of portions of their landmark antitrust settlement, with the possibility of stretching it until...
Microsoft's beta version of a free service that filters Web sites for content for children makes parents and guardians system administrators for their kids' Windows Live accounts.
Microsoft Corp. will charge $239 for the version of the Windows Vista operating system it hopes most consumers will buy, according to prices listed on Internet retailer Amazon.com's Web site.
www.topix.net /computers/microsoft   (626 words)

 Microsoft - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Microsoft (comes from the German words "micro schaft", meaning "small vagina", and, quite appropriately, was coined by Bill Gates' first wife on their wedding night), a now defunct software company, was a victim to rampant software piracy.
Microsoft Copulations was a supercomputer manufacturer founded in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1882 by Benny Hill and Margaret Thatcher to turn Hill's doctoral work at MIT on ambiguous computing architectures into a commercial product called the Confusion Machine.
Microsoft is a contraction of "Mike Rowe Software", named after the CEO who was born in 2101 and took over the old "Copulations" company at the age of one, brilliantly turning it around as an acquisitive, monopolistic money-grabbing behemoth.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Microsoft   (4615 words)

 Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Microsoft Watch
Microsoft Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. say they will give each other access to their patented technologies under a broad licensing agreement, the latest in a series of patent deals struck by the Redmond company.
Microsoft Corp. will pay as much as $180 million to settle claims by Iowa consumers who said they were overcharged for company products purchased between 1994 and 2006.
Microsoft is getting into the business of bar codes with a new type that uses multiple colors and triangular shapes to store more data per square inch than possible with the traditional approach.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /microsoft   (1228 words)

Microsoft Has Hefty Earnings - News and Analysis - Technology - MSFT - MSFT Snippet: Microsoft (MSFT) proved it is a growth stock with its first-quarter earnings report, which blew away Wall Street estimates.
Microsoft stopped worrying about retaining the best talent long time ago, they are more worried about hiring new people (I belive Lisa said this almost verbally in one of the meetings when there was a question about attrition), so this should not be THAT surprising to anybody.
Employees dreaded Microsoft's ranking system for all the usual reasons: It pitted co-workers against one another at a time when the company needed to be more collaborative; it was unfair; it made frank evaluations less likely.
minimsft.blogspot.com   (11242 words)

 Microsoft Subnet
Microsoft, among other vendors, is adding its name to the Internet HOme Alliance's grand vision for "the ideal digital kitchen." The alliance will offer consumer survey data and the cook's tour of its futuristic kitchen at the 2007 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (KBIS) May 8 in Las Vegas.
Microsoft is expected to show a new friendliness to the open-source community by unveiling plans to release the source code to a part of its Silverlight technology at MIX 07 next week, according to sources familiar with the company's plans.
Microsoft has been under pressure to address the flaw, reported last week, since software that exploits it has now been widely disseminated, and criminals are beginning to use it in attacks.
www.networkworld.com /subnets/microsoft   (1246 words)

 Boycott Microsoft
A great many reasons could be stated for allowing Boycott Microsoft to fall into suspended animation, but the most salient is that my life has become unmanageably busy over the last year or so.
Something had to go, I decided, and Boycott Microsoft, as one of the principal drains on my time, energy and resources for many years, was the most expendable.
Boycott Microsoft was begun in the days when critiquing Microsoft was not regarded as a legitimate form of free expression, and media critics were nearly nonexistent.
www.vcnet.com /bms   (587 words)

 microsoft's timeline from 1975 - 1990
Microsoft is still exclusively in the business of developing languages, and Microsoft BASIC is the language of choice for the entire burgeoning industry.
Microsoft announces the Microsoft Z-80 SoftCard, a microprocessor on a printed circuit board that plugs into the Apple II computer and allows owners to run thousands of programs available for the 8080/Z-80 class of computers with only minor modifications.
Prior to Microsoft, Hallman spent two and a half years as president of Computer Services at The Boeing Co., where he was responsible for a staff of 13,000 and all of Boeing's computing and communications systems.
www.thocp.net /companies/microsoft/microsoft_company.htm   (7933 words)

 Microsoft news and features | Seattle Times Newspaper
Microsoft's refusal to obey a 2004 order that it share software data with rivals may prompt European authorities to consider harsher remedies...
Orlando Ayala, one of two Microsoft executives leading the company's efforts to expand technology to the 5 billion people who have little...
Microsoft's aim is to bring technology to poor nations (Thu, 4/19)
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/microsoft   (289 words)

 Microsoft Testing with Pearson VUE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pearson VUE takes great pride in supplying Microsoft certification candidates with breathtaking service, superior technology and advanced security measures to ensure their test taking experience is the best available.
We partner with Microsoft to bring IT certification candidates, training institutions and instructors special promotions and programs that are unique to their specific needs.
Whether you are a current certified Microsoft technician, an individual wanting to keep IT skills current or a new candidate looking to become Microsoft certified – Pearson VUE welcomes you at any of our 4,000 Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Centers in 151 countries to take your certification exam.
www.vue.com /ms   (296 words)

 Microsoft Careers — Benefits — Overview
Microsoft benefits are generous and personalized, to give our employees the coverage they need to keep them healthy and happy.
Microsoft contributes cash to your HSA each pay period, building a portable health fund for the future.
Beginning January 1, 2007, Microsoft is pleased to be one of the first employers to help offset the cost of LASIK eye surgery.
members.microsoft.com /careers/mslife/benefits/plan.mspx   (1041 words)

 Microsoft: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
[IMG]     После выхода WPF в Microsoft возникла идея написать приложение, демонстрирующее ее возможности - так понявился визуализатор генеалогического древа Family.Show, про вторую версию которой я уже писал.
The conversation, which was in preparation for his new book, was very broad and covered a lot of ground over the 2 hours.
Microsoft offers up new Windows XP license for refurbished PCs
www.technorati.com /tag/Microsoft   (463 words)

 Microsoft Alliance
Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
CSC and Microsoft have a number of agreements that strengthen this relationship and provide value to our joint clients.
CSC and Microsoft work together to provide clients with leading edge solutions in the client, server and communication/collaboration areas.
www.csc.com /alliancepartners/microsoft.shtml   (415 words)

 Posts tagged Microsoft at Engadget
Sure, the newfangled system has suffered (and still is) its share of troubles in the early goings, but with those kind of profits coming in, we're sure all of Redmond will be treated to a 12-pack of their favorite soft drink in celebration.
While Microsoft is indeed producing a limited edition Adult Swim version of the Zune, when we say it's limited edition, we mean it: only 500 are being made, and will be given away at a Turner promotional event tonight.
He went on to mention how Microsoft's focus is on Windows Mobile but added that Zune could be put into Windows Mobile as could Xbox (this kind of talk thrills us over here) but that he wouldn't define their phone experience by music alone.
www.engadget.com /tag/microsoft   (2363 words)

 How Microsoft Lost the API War - Joel on Software
Microsoft got big enough, with too many developers, and they were too addicted to upgrade revenues, so they suddenly decided that reinventing everything was not too big a project.
The old Microsoft, the Microsoft of Raymond Chen, might have implemented things like Avalon, the new graphics system, as a series of DLLs that can run on any version of Windows and which could be bundled with applications that need them.
Microsoft grew up during the 1980s and 1990s, when the growth in personal computers was so dramatic that every year there were more new computers sold than the entire installed base.
www.joelonsoftware.com /articles/APIWar.html   (5715 words)

 Amazon.com: Microsoft: Software: All Microsoft, Business & Office, Server Products, Programming, PC Games & More   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Microsoft Streets and Trips 2007 trip-planning software makes it easy to plan your trip and track your location in real-time.
The professional edition of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 expands on the standard edition's feature set to include tools for remote-server development and debugging, SQL Server 2005 development, and a full, unconstrained development environment.
Microsoft Windows Live OneCare 1.5 Online PC Care Subscription is a self-updating PC care service that manages vital tasks, constantly monitoring your computer for safety and speed.
www.amazon.com /Microsoft-Software/b?ie=UTF8&node=538472   (402 words)

 Citrix Systems » Citrix Global Alliance Partners » Strategic Partner » Microsoft Corporation
Citrix solutions enhance and extend Microsoft® products to provide diverse organizations with access to business-critical applications and content from anywhere, to virtually any client device and on any network connection.
Citrix® Presentation Server, based on the Microsoft Windows® server family of platform solutions, adds an enterprise-level infrastructure and application access layer that provides single-point manageability, scalability, security, and flexibility to a customer’s existing computing infrastructure.
Citrix and Microsoft jointly developed Windows NT 4.0, Terminal Server Edition and the Windows 2000 Server Terminal Services products as a result of a cross-licensing and joint development agreement.
www.citrix.com /site/partners/partner.asp?partnerID=6362   (356 words)

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