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The Day Microsoft Killed the eBook Reader

I've looked at getting an eBook reader for quite a while now. My wife was going to buy me a Sony eReader for Father's Day when they were super discounted at Borders; however, they were sold out all around town due to the low price. If you go to a store that has ebook readers, it is hard to resist picking them up and poking on one. Some of the off brands are not the coolest devices, but the Sony and Kindle eBooks work as small, lightweight devices to read books.

Free copy of Windows 7 for IT Pros or Developers

Microsoft is doing a number of events between September 24th and November 11th across the USA. If you attend the events, they say you will get a copy of Windows 7. The events are to be broken into tracks for IT Pros and developers. The cities are:

"SharePoint is saving Microsoft"

The title of this blog post is a quote from the article, Microsoft’s SharePoint Thrives in the Recession; however, my quote is taken a bit out of context. In truth, however, SharePoint is doing very well. In fact, we launched a site focused specifically on SharePoint. If you haven't already checked it out, stop by http://www.SharePointBriefing.com. It is the place to find regularly posted SharePoint articles!

A Bunch of Oracle News

Oracle has been in the news a lot due to its proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems. We've watched that acquisition due to the impact it could have on Java and MySQL. Today Oracle is in the news due to a large number of announcements. As one of the big players in the computer software world, it never hurts to keep your eyes on what Oracle might be doing.

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