The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-12-27
 
 
 

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007

Microsoft claimed 88 million Windows Vista licenses shipped, but hardware requirements and application incompatibilities delayed Vista enterprise deployments by as much as a year.

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Microsoft Releases Windows PowerShell

The software giant brought the command line back to Windows client and server systems, with great elegance and utility.

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Microsoft Releases Windows PowerShell

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Microsoft Buys aQuantive

The $6 billion acquisition of aQuantive positioned Microsoft to take on Google in the online advertising market. However, Microsofts goals are bigger, as the company is formulating a multichannel ad and search strategy.

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Microsoft Buys aQuantive

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Silverlight Comes to Light

In 2007, Microsoft relaunched Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere as Silverlight. The Silverlight rebranding ranks as one of Microsofts most successful marketing efforts—ever. Silverlight re-energized developer outreach, created a new deliver

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Silverlight Comes to Light

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - European Union Appellate Court Rules Against Microsoft

The Court of First Instance delivered a stunning setback by upholding nearly all the European Union's antitrust findings against Microsoft. This will affect Microsoft business practices and open the way for regulation of other software companies.

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - European Union Appellate Court Rules Against Microsoft

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Dell Breaks Rank

Struggling Dell offered Ubuntu on desktop PCs. The OEM then went on to offer customers a choice of Windows XP or Vista on its build-to-order SKUs. Dells actions reflected some of the anti-Vista sentiments stirring among consumers and businesses.

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Dell Breaks Rank

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Visual Studio 2008 Releases Early

In a late November surprise, Microsoft made the Visual Studio development package and .Net Framework 3.5 available to developers. The official launch is Feb. 27, 2008.

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Visual Studio 2008 Releases Early

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Microsoft Unveils Hosted Services Strategy

During several public events, including the annual financial analysts conference in July, Microsoft laid out its strategy for building a hosted services platform and for releasing hosted versions of its software.

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Microsoft Unveils Hosted Services Strategy

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Power Pair Pack Punch

The releases of Office 2007 and Windows Vista on Jan. 30 set the stage for Microsofts 2008 fiscal first-quarter results 10 months later.

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Power Pair Pack Punch

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Revenue Estimates Blown Away

Microsofts fiscal 2008 first quarter blew out revenue estimates. The company beat earnings guidance by more than $1 billion, giving stock some lift from stagnant, year 2000 levels.

The Most Important Microsoft Stories of 2007 - Revenue Estimates Blown Away

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