Windows Phone Marketplace to include private app distribution, shareware modes


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By Tim Conneally, Betanews

At TechEd in New Orleans, Microsoft unveiled some new features for Windows Phone 7 aimed at enterprise and developer communities. One of the upcoming additions to the Windows Phone environment will be a sort of “private app store” system that launches in the fall.

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June 9, 2010

Microsoft damage control after marketer claims Win7 inspired by Mac

Microsoft damage control after marketer claims Win7 inspired by Mac

By Scott M. Fulton, III, Betanews

Windows 7 taskbar top story badgeIt’s not like this sort of thing has never happened to someone at Microsoft before: a moment of clarity and candidness which may actually be close to, if not exactly, the truth, but which is nevertheless “off message.” During a recent reseller’s conference, a Microsoft marketing manager named Simon Aldous representing the Worldwide Partner Group gave credit to Apple for creating an operating system that folks in a Microsoft study appreciated. But then, according to PCR Online, a publication for computer and software resellers, Aldous went one step further and said Microsoft took that inspiration and, then with Windows 7, “create a Mac look and feel in terms of graphics.”

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November 12, 2009