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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.

What Does Strategic Mean?

I'm listening to a presentation by David Chappell from Tech Ed. I'm sure it will result in a few blog posts or comments on the forums! Coincidentally, over the past few weeks we've been talking strategy and long term focus for a number of Internet.com sites including Codeguru. As such, it is interesting to hear David ask the question, "what does strategic mean?"

Windows 7 Set to RTM in Late July

It looks like October 22nd is the day you'll be able to buy Windows 7, but it was announced that it should release to manufacturing (RTM) in late July. Generally when a Microsoft RTMs, it is also released to their MSDN and other subscribers. The October 22nd date fits with the rumors we had heard earlier that had targeted October 23rd as the street date for the new windows operating system.

Bing: Microsoft's new Search Engine ("Decision Engine")

Microsoft gives out more information on their upcoming search engine now called Bing. Dubbed as a "decision engine," Microsoft categorizes results as well as has integrated additional information into results page for various types of searches. You'll be able to shop, find hotels, look for travel options, and do much more in a way that is more conducive to getting to the decisions you need to make quicker. Of course, the best way today to see what Bing will do is to check out the short video (marketing video) that Microsoft has created at http://www.bing.com. You can also wait until June 3rd, when it is expected to go live.It will be interesting to see if Bing does enough to make any inroads to the Google mind presence. It doesn’t seem like Live Search is doing it…

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