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  | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com
Microsoft and Novell are continuing to do their darndest to paint their alliance, announced in November, as good for customers and the community.
Microsoft is planning on one more Longhorn Server CTP (possibly in January) before releasing the next major milestone, Beta 3, in the early part of 2007.
Microsoft notified the selected testers on December 19 that they were free to start submitting suggestions immediately, via the Microsoft Connect Web site.
blogs.zdnet.com /microsoft   (3377 words)

 Windows ME - IeXwiki
Windows ME (codename Millennium and Georgia), is a 32-bit graphical operating system released on September 14, 2000 by Microsoft Corporation.
Microsoft also updated the GUI in Windows ME with features that were first introduced in Windows 2000.
Windows ME was succeeded by Windows XP, Microsoft's desktop operating system based on the Windows NT kernel (on which Windows 2000 was also based).
www.iexbeta.com /wiki/index.php/Windows_ME   (419 words)

 List of Microsoft software codenames - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Microsoft usually does not announce a final name until shortly before the product is publicly available.
Codename was reused for Internet Explorer 4.0 which incorporated many of the technologies planned for Nashville.
Microsoft originally planned for NT 4.0 to be just a simple "Shell Update Release" to integrate the Windows 95 GUI with Windows NT 3.51's kernel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Microsoft_codenames   (1203 words)

 Qwika - similar:Windows_2000
It was originally announced with a codename of Eiger and Mönch in mid-2005, and is scheduled to be released in March 2006.
Microsoft's intent is to provide a thin-client operating system that will provide basic computing services on older hardware, while retaining much of the modern co...
Windows "Vienna" (formerly known as Blackcomb) is Microsoft's codename for the successor to Microsoft Windows Vista and "Longhorn Server", originally announced in February 2000, but since subject to major delays and rescheduling.
www.qwika.com /rels/Windows_2000   (1441 words)

 ZDNet Technology News
Microsoft is hiking up the price of its software as it prepares to launch Vista, according to one of the leading PC manufacturers, Acer.
Microsoft on Monday said it shipped a new version of Windows Media Player, a week after the company had initially hoped to debut the new jukebox player.
Microsoft all but admitted earlier this month that the company is building a “kill switch” into Windows Vista, as part of its strategy to lock down Vista with Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA).
news.zdnet.com   (3632 words)

 Microsoft Corporation - Computing Knowledgebase - A Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Microsoft, a company founded by Bill Gates in 1975, is now the biggest software provider in the world.
First made famous by the original staff's Windows 1.0 (and then the more well known 1.01), Microsoft is now the dominant operating system on the computer market.
See Microsoft Windows for a list of Versions, Timelines, and the Overall History of the Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.
pc.wikia.com /wiki/Microsoft   (136 words)

 Microsoft Codenames « E.Krishna Kumar’s Weblog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Exactly how these codenames are decided remains a mystery, and indeed some suggest that there is meaning to be found hidden in their selection.
Such a theory is encouraged by the eagerness with which Microsoft representatives suggest that we should not attach too much significance to codenames, even implying the names are selected almost at random.
The problem is that, with the amount projects Microsoft is working on, it’s really hard for us to keep track of all the codenames.
ekrishnakumar.wordpress.com /microsoft_codenames   (460 words)

 Windows Vista   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Previously there were rumors that unlike Tiger's smart folders or Microsoft Outlook 2003, users will not be able to open the files directly from the virtual folder in the same way as through the Windows Explorer, this was later found to be untrue.
According to Microsoft, it was renamed from 'Windows Anti-Spyware' because it not only features scanning of the system for spyware, similar to other free products on the market, but also includes Real Time Security agents that monitor several common areas of Windows for changes which may be caused by spyware.
Microsoft has not released specific details of Windows Vista's hardware requirements; however, Microsoft has released some general Windows Vista Ready PC Hardware Guidelines for those wishing to upgrade to Windows Vista and have the full Aero Glass experience.
www.vistawin.org /index.html   (3809 words)

 Microsoft - Softpedia
Not only is Microsoft copying, although copying is such a harsh term, you should read “inspiring” instead, features from Apple's operating system and introducing them into Windows Vista, but it seems that there is a certain level of reciprocity to this.
Microsoft has made the first step in what will be the process of opening up the kernel of the 64-bit editions of Windows Vista to third-party security developers.
Microsoft has announced that Office for Mac security updates will be made available by the end of this week.
news.softpedia.com /categories/Microsoft/index.shtml   (1514 words)

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Microsoft filed suit against Alcatel-Lucent in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, claiming the French company is infringing on 10 of its patents involving future methods for transmitting combined voice and data messages.
Microsoft calls the approach channel-transparent messaging, and one of the court documents used to illustrate the scheme involves a wake-up call that utilizes a phone to deliver a text message combined with calendar entries for the day.
Microsoft extended the warranty in these territories to be consistent with the standard one-year Xbox 360 warranty that is available throughout most of the world.
bink.nu /Default.aspx?tabindex=3&tabid=8   (2868 words)

 Microsoft Operating System Timeline - Bravo Technology Center - by  Sam C. Chan
This is a color-coded, concise historical chart of all mainstream Microsoft Operating Systems, showing their lineage, codenames and release dates.
Microsoft ceased further development of the original consumer (so-called 9x) line of O.S. after the Millennium Edition, and merged it into the business (NT) line starting with XP.
These "aliases" are commonly known and used to signify the equivalent numeric version numbers, had Microsoft not gone to the "model year" naming convention starting at 2000.
bravotech.us /info/msos-timeline.htm   (273 words)

 Sanjeeb Sarangi : Microsoft Codenames
Codenamed - Everett - Visual Studio.NET 2003 - Everett is a city north of Seattle.
Codenamed - Whidbey - Visual Studio 2005 - Whidbey is an island north of Seattle, which is nearer to Everett.
Codenamed - Orcas - Visual Studio 20XX - Orcas is an island in the San Juan group of islands even further north of Seattle.
weblogs.asp.net /sanjeebsarangi/archive/2004/08/19/216933.aspx   (107 words)

 Whatever! » Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft has stated that these Gadgets will be available at www.microsoftgadgets.com, and they will be available for Windows XP as well.
Microsoft cancelled the November CTP due to the instability of that build, and decided to release it only to TAP members.
According to Microsoft, it was renamed from ‘Windows Anti-Spyware’ because it not only features scanning of the system for spyware, similar to other free products on the market, but also includes Real Time Security agents that monitor several common areas of Windows for changes which may be caused by spyware.
www.pradodesign.com /wordpress/?p=35   (4933 words)

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Microsoft's marketing disagreed, and it has since changed the product's handle to "Windows PowerShell." Well, Microsoft's Robert Scoble sought to find out what was going on with all the poor product name choices, and what he discovered was rather interesting: sometimes lame names are the only options a company has.
Smith told Scoble that teams should really discuss codenames before using them and that some of the best names are ones which don't exist in search engines.
I think it's telling that Microsoft's strategy is to have bland generic product names that won't offend anyone, rather than risking anything -- because they've come to believe that they don't have to take any risks to grow sales.
arstechnica.com /journals/microsoft.ars/2006/5/1/3807   (1970 words)

 History of Microsoft Windows : India Blogosphere, desi bloggers, Indian bloggers: Desidirectory.com
1987 Microsoft Windows 2.0 was released December 9, 1987 and is initially sold for $100.00.
1987 Microsoft Windows/386 or Windows 386 is introduced December 9, 1987 and is initially sold for $100.00.
Microsoft Windows 3.0 full version was priced at $149.95 and the upgrade version was priced at $79.95.
www.desidirectory.com /events/Blog_Details.asp?ArticleID=608   (805 words)

 Microsoft internal codenames/nick names for SQL Server & related products
Most of the Microsoft products are internally codenamed.
Often, these codenames are very interesting but don't really indicate the nature of the product.
In general, Microsoft codenames fall into categories like well-known cities, names of ski resorts, species of trees, famous poets, celestial bodies etc. Here are some of those interesting codenames that I am aware of:
vyaskn.tripod.com /internal_code_names.htm   (139 words)

 Microsoft Codenames | blogs.ZDNet.com
A (Microsoft) code name a day: G2Posted by Mary Jo Foley in All About Microsoft on Dec 22, 2006 7:56 AM Subscribe via RSS or Email
Even though more and more teams at Microsoft seem to be shying away from christening their fledgling products with good, old-fashioned code names – favoring the ever-so-boring “V.Next” designation instead...
Even though more and more teams at Microsoft seem to be shying away from christening their fledgling products with good, old-fashioned code names – favoring the ever-so-boring “V.Next”...
blogs.zdnet.com /topic/Microsoft+codenames.html   (1127 words)

 Microsoft Windows - Computing Knowledgebase - A Wikia wiki
Windows is the name given by Microsoft to their GUI-Driven Operating Systems.
These Operating Systems came before Windows 95, and are characterised by the fact they are 16-Bit.
Windows 9x were Microsoft's Operating Systems for the Home Market, and were the first to take full advantage of the Intel 80386's 32-Bit addressing system.
pc.wikia.com /wiki/Microsoft_Windows   (220 words)

 Tales from the Doghouse - Saturday, 27 November 2004
Microsoft recently announced a new framework and tool for building custom visual designers based on the modeling technology in Visual Studio 2005.
Three of the main codenames for Team System: Hatteras (version control), Currituck (work item tracking), and Ocracoke (web testing), are actually lighthouses off the coast North Carolina.
Microsoft has posted the five presentations they gave last week at Visual Studio Connections last week in Vegas.
blog.hundhausen.com /default,date,2004-11-27.aspx   (647 words)

 Deadprogrammer's Cafe » The Codename of a Rose
I was planning to put together a list of all the codenames myself, but as it is typical of me, never got around to it.
Recently I was reading "I Sing the Body Electronic: A Year With Microsoft on the Multimedia Frontier" and came up upon some Microsoft codenames that I did not know about before, such as Merlin for Microsoft Encarta.
I decided it was time to put together that list of codenames, but it seems like since I wrote that post a list like that was put together by somebody else.
www.deadprogrammer.com /?p=1582   (366 words)

 Windows Vista Server
27-Aug-2004 Microsoft to remove WinFS from first release to try and release Longhorn in 2006.
This is a new desktop and server OS, planned for release in 2003 or 2004.
"Longhorn" is a top ski-bar in Canada, and Microsoft likes the "rowdy-bar" connotation that goes along with it.
www.theosfiles.com /os_windows/ospg_Windows_Vista_Server.html   (206 words)

 WinMag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
One name, though, that stands out like a sore thumb for me is Codename Whistler.
In a parallel example, many people have already felt Microsoft prodding its audience to move away from Windows NT 4.0: Microsoft certification in NT 4.0 will no longer be available after the end of the year.
To be honest about the RAM question, we are doing a heck of a lot more with our PCs than we did back in the days when Windows 3.1 was avant-garde (if it ever was) and 4MB of RAM was a dizzyingly large amount.
www.winmag.com /specreps/feats/2001/lookahead/04.htm   (574 words)

A name given to a product while it is in development and does not officially have a name.
For example, "Chicago" was the codename given to Microsoft Windows 95 while it was being developed.
Below is a listing of codenames and their related products.
www.computerhope.com /jargon/c/codename.htm   (80 words)

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This list is based on my own input, google, Microsoft Watch, WinInformant, visitor feedback (thank you!) and specially would like to credit the excellent list and lay-out which I used of
Short-lived codename for Microsoft® Windows® 95 refresh release ("close to Nashville").
Microsoft® Exchange core store technology being developed into a storage solution to serve a range of application architectures.
bink.nu /Default.aspx?tabindex=3&tabid=8   (749 words)

 Jonathan Hardwick : More on Microsoft project codenames - and how we learn about other jobs at Microsoft
After I wrote “How to create a new Microsoft product - first, choose a name...
The blog conversation also led me to seattleduck, written by an honest-to-goodness Microsoft marketing manager.
Perhaps more importantly, it led to the realization that I’ve learned more about the day-to-day jobs of other Microsoft employees by reading their blogs than I ever have in formal courses.
blogs.msdn.com /jonathanh/archive/2005/01/21/358150.aspx   (317 words)

 leo.am: Leo Laporte's KFI Radio Show Notes
Microsoft announced its quarterly results, too, and profit is up 37% on strong PC sales.
Microsoft filed a patent for the smiley face on Thursday.
Meanwhile Google is battling with Microsoft over an executive who defected from Microsoft to the search firm.
leo.am /radio/ShowNotes/Show163   (1639 words)

 Microsoft SQL Server articles - performance tuning, administration, programming, security: Narayana Vyas Kondreddi's ...
This topic is divided into administration, programming, replication and tools FAQ and it covers those questions/problems that are commonly asked/faced by database professionals.
This Microsoft Press book is the most comprehensive performance tuning guide available for SQL Server DBAs and it covers the tuning of almost all aspects of SQL Server.
Read on to know more about the interesting codenames that Microsoft has come up with for different products.
vyaskn.tripod.com /microsoft_sql_server_articles.htm   (3482 words)

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