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John Fontana

John Fontana

Senior Editor, Infrastructure

Network World

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Recent articles by John Fontana

Microsoft: Cloud revenue to hit in a couple years

February 23, 2010

Microsoft plans to invest heavily in its cloud platform but expects to see little revenue for two to three years, Bob Muglia, the president of the server and tools business, said Tuesday.

Active Directory: 10 years old and thinking cloud

February 17, 2010

Ten years ago, Microsoft released its Active Directory technology to skepticism that it could build an infrastructure technology to anchor user management and access control. Today the software is an integral part of nearly every corporate network and stands ready for its next frontier: public and private clouds.

Burton Group identity/privacy expert jumping to security firm

February 16, 2010

Top Burton Group identity and privacy analyst Gerry Gebel leaving firm to help XACML vendor Axiomatics set up U.S. operations.

Computer hacking charge leveled against disgraced Tour de France cyclist

February 16, 2010

Cyclist Floyd Landis, stripped out his 2006 Tour de France title after a positive drug test, is now being labeled a computer hacker by France, which has issued a warrant for his arrest.

Symphony 3.0 beta signals IBM attack on Office

February 05, 2010

IBM/Lotus took another stab at Microsoft Office, releasing a beta 2 version of Symphony 3.0, its free suite of productivity applications.

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday to be all about required reboots

February 05, 2010

Microsoft Windows shops will see one phrase repeated over and over on Patch Tuesday: "required reboot."

Microsoft-funded CodePlex Foundation gets first exec

February 03, 2010

The CodePlex Foundation, an organization funded and created by Microsoft, Wednesday named its first executive director, industry veteran Paula Hunter.

Microsoft juices Visual Studio with secure coding tools

February 02, 2010

Microsoft said it will deepen ties between its Visual Studio development tools and the secure applications development processes first developed inside the company and now available to outsiders.

Microsoft exceeds goal of 5,000 layoffs

February 01, 2010

Microsoft has more than made good on its promise a year ago to eliminate 5,000 positions by the middle of June 2010, the company reported as part of its quarterly 10Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Win 7 business sales weak, but uptick expected

January 29, 2010

In the shadow of record quarterly revenue, Microsoft Thursday said 60 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold in the past six months, but most of those have been from the consumer side and business uptake has been flat.