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Microsoft names release data for IE9

Plus, the Kindle in the education sector and Microsoft's core focus areas

July 30, 2010
Microsoft names September for IE9 beta
The Register
Gavin Clarke writes about Microsoft’s IE9 beta release date.

“The beta version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 will hit in September. Microsoft’s chief operating officer Kevin Turner named the date for Wall Street analysts during the company’s annual Financial Analyst Meeting (FAM) in Redmond, Washington.”

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At $139, does a Kindle finally make sense?
ZD Net
Christopher Dawson writes about why Amazon’s Kindle could be a good fit for the education sector.

“(It takes) creative budgeting to ensure that kids could read and download books that interested or excited them in addition to those outlined by standards and curricula. The same thing could be accomplished on a multipurpose device, of course, especially as the cheap Android tablets start to emerge. However, as the price keeps dropping, a device devoted only to getting students to read gets more and more attractive (and feasible).”

Microsoft: We are focusing on eight core businesses
ZD Net
Mary Jo Foley shares what Microsoft executives said they’ll focus their efforts on in the coming year.

“Microsoft has eight core focus areas, General Manager of Investor Relations Bill Koefoed, told the Wall Street analysts (and a few of us press types) attending the day-long event. The eight, according to Koefoed: Xbox and TV, Bing, Office, Windows Server, Windows Phone, Windows, Business users and SQL Server.”

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