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A Slow Tech-Ed Tale

Tech-Ed is usually bursting with people and bubbling with Microsoft news. This one was a bit of a fizzle -- and you can blame the economy for that! In these days of layoffs, paycuts, and budget reductions paying for a plane, hotel and meals in Los Angeles is hard to justify. And taking the time away from work, well that ain't too cool either.

Microsoft, I think, saw the writing on the wall and played it low key. The only real news was some scheduling updates that we reported on Wednesday http://redmondmag.com/news/article.asp?editorialsid=10839. The news here was more or less a commitment to ship Windows 7 this year. While an economic recovery would be better news, Windows 7 this year isn't too shabby.

Posted by Doug Barney on May 15, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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