Articles By John Fontana

MLB sacrifices Silverlight to run Flash home

Microsoft will no longer play under the bright lights of Major League Baseball, which has decided to throw out the vendor's Silverlight browser add-on in favor of Adobe's Flash.Major League Baseball's Web

Published on: November 21st, 2008 John Fontana

Seven significant facts about Windows 7

One stone-cold fact about Windows 7 is that we need more stone-cold facts in order to understand the new operating system that is likely to arrive in early 2010.The company has said some

Published on: September 26th, 2008 John Fontana

Google makes waves with floating data centre

Google, which has been building out its data center inventory for the past few years, is literally floating its latest idea for the location of such facilities at the U.S. Patent Office. The

Published on: September 18th, 2008 John Fontana

Ozzie’s ascent at Microsoft signals start of brand new era

If Bill Gates leaving Microsoft is the end of an era, then Ray Ozzie's ascension is the beginning of a revolution designed to transform the company's business model as well as redefine corporate

Published on: June 20th, 2008 John Fontana

Bill Gates: from gangly geek to industry luminary

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates formally entered the computer business in 1975 as a gangly geek and later this month will semi-exit as an industry luminary leaving behind a billion-dollar juggernaut and a legacy

Published on: June 11th, 2008 John Fontana

Microsoft overtures to open source developers evokes praise, skepticism

Microsoft's commitment Thursday to open up its APIs and communications protocols and reach out to open source developers polarized opinions much like Microsoft itself has historically polarized the industry. The European Union expressed

Published on: February 25th, 2008 John Fontana

Microsoft/Novell open Windows/Linux interop lab

Microsoft and Novell on Wednesday swung open the doors on their Windows/Linux interoperability lab and said its initial focus will be around three projects involving virtualization, management and identity federation. The Microsoft and

Published on: September 13th, 2007 John Fontana

IBM buys WebDialogs and expands Sametime lineup

IBM Wednesday shook up its Web conferencing strategy adding a hosted option by acquiring WebDialogs and expanding its on-premise presence and conferencing platform Sametime.The WebDialogs acquisition, for which terms were not announced, propels

Published on: August 24th, 2007 John Fontana