Steve Ballmer presented a lengthy keynote and partner session at the
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Minneapolis. Below is the complete
transcript of the session.
It is my honor, privilege, excitement, to be here with you today. For all the
things I do -- and many of you have had a chance to hear this many times as I
travel the world -- but everything I get to do working for Microsoft, there's
one thing that's most energizing for me -- one thing, one thing -- meeting
with our partners. And you say, this guy gives this line to every audience he
meets with. Nooo.
What's special about this group? What gets me particularly pumped up? What is
particularly exciting? Our partners are a unique blend, you are, of two
elements. Number one, you've made a bet on us. You believe in us, you want us
to win, you need us to win. You're kind of like employees... (more)
BGI International, a provider of logistics and dock scheduling software,
announces the introduction of its highly anticipated scheduling solution
built on the .NET framework.
SmartDock .NET leverages the ease-of-use of BGI's award-winning SmartDock
Scheduling System with the Web savvy integration capabilities of Microsoft's
.NET platform. The result is a fully Web-enabled, robust-yet-agile dock
scheduling tool that's highly scalable, allowing implementation by the
smallest warehouses and the largest manufacturers and distribution
enterprises in the industry. SmartDock .NET can be... (more)
Jeff Raikes, president of the Microsoft Business Division has unveiled the
company’s vision, technology road map and partner framework for unified
communications at a strategy event in San Francisco. Microsoft's approach to
unified communications will break down today’s silos of e-mail, instant
messaging, mobile and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) telephony, and
audio-, video- and webconferencing. Through software, Microsoft and its
partners will put people at the center of communications through a single
identity across all modes and integrate communication into ... (more)
JetBrains announced the release of ReSharper 3.0 - offering unrivalled C#
productivity and code quality tools plus full-featured support for Visual
Basic .NET, with extensive cross-language functionality.
Version 3.0 features in-depth code analysis for C# and a host of new
productivity-enhancing features such as a superior unit testing solution,
efficient handling of to-do lists, plus new navigation and search commands.
Another major boost is the addition of Visual Basic .NET support, backed by
cross-language functionality between C# and VB.NET. ReSharper also brings
versatile s... (more)
The plot thickens at Dell where the SEC has now charged three accountants
with insider trading in 2005. Using put options they basically sold short
ahead of poor numbers coming out. Two of them have settled already. Salvador
Chavarria is paying ~$325,000 including $153,240 in illegal profits; John
Nieto will pay ~$35,000 including $16,677 in illegal profits. A case is still
pending against Glenn Leftwich.
Microsoft Mum on Second EC Appeal
In France Tuesday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wouldn't tell the AP whether
Microsoft is going to appeal the decision of the Court of First Inst... (more)