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June 5, 2007

TechEd 2007 roundup: Katmai, Orcas, acquisitions and more

Posted by David Hunter at 1:13 PM ET.

This week Microsoft is holding its TechEd 2007 conference and there’s a variety of news:

Bob Muglia, SVP of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business kicked off TechED 2007 by detailing the company’s strategy for Dynamic IT for the People-Ready Business (Dynamic IT). Apparently it was as bad as it sounds although there were some redeeming features.

More substantially, Muglia also announced assorted product news including the official names for Katmai and Orcas as well as revealing two acquisitions:

Finally, Microsoft also provided a teaser unveiling of Office Live Meeting which is scheduled to be available in fall 2007.

Filed under Acquisitions, Beta and CTP, Bob Muglia, Conferences, Executives, Forefront, General Business, IIS, Katmai, Licensing, Live Meeting, Microsoft, OS - Server, Office, Operations Manager, SQL Server, Servers, TechEd07, Technologies, Tools, Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008

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