Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 28th Jul 2006 18:28 UTC
.NET (dotGNU too) Microsoft is leaving Java in the dust, but the company still has room to grow in the developer arena, a key executive said. Speaking at the Microsoft FAM (Financial Analyst Meeting) on July 27 in Redmond, Wash., Bob Muglia, Microsoft's senior vice president of Server and Tools business, said Microsoft's .Net platform has outpaced Java, particularly the Java Enterprise Edition, over the past five years to become the development platform of choice for enterprise development.
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Drinking billions, preaching promises.
by l3v1 on Sat 29th Jul 2006 17:38 UTC
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Muglia said Microsoft's Server and Tools revenue grew to $9.7 billion in fiscal year 2006 and he expects the division's revenues to grow to between $11 billion and $11.1 billion in 2007. To encourage that growth, particularly in competition with Linux, Microsoft has to shore up its efforts in security, Web capabilities and high-performance computing, he said.

No, MS should have shored up those efforts many years ago. Speach like this (we got some money, now we only have to work on ... well, everything worth selling) can usually be heard from people reporting on their projects they are very long late with (have you finished that ? no but we're considering it, or, yes, but it needs some more polishing, or, no but we're almost there, etc). Of course, common people won't know that, and it's so easy to make the masses believe in promises...

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