Day one at DreamForce
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Day one at DreamForce

I remember covering SalesForce back in 1999, when it launched. No company more thoroughly papered my desk with press kits. It’s impressive to see how much this company has grown. This week’s DreamForce conference in San Francisco’s Moscone Center boasts 90,000 attendees, according to SalesForce. I can believe it. Time was, software demos were pretty … Continue reading

How much will the Visual Studio 2012 launch raise the GDP?
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How much will the Visual Studio 2012 launch raise the GDP?

“How much will the Visual Studio 2012 launch raise the GDP?” That’s the question I asked — referring to a headline speculating that fourth-quarter iPhone sales could raise the GDP by half a percentage point — of Satya Nadella, president of the Servers and Tools Business for Microsoft. “Ask J.P. Morgan to do the math,” … Continue reading

Attending Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2012 Release in Seattle
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Attending Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2012 Release in Seattle

Today’s businesses are fighting for eyeballs — and the competition is beating them to a panoply of devices. Microsoft is pitching its Visual Studio 2012 development environment as the best way for businesses to re-engage those wandering eyes. At the release event morning keynote (also globally live-streamed) in Seattle, Soma Somasagar kicked off the day … Continue reading