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This page provides an overview of 242 articles related to 'microsoft', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT, NYSE: MSFT) is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions. Established on April 4, 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. Microsoft would also come to dominate the office suite market with Microsoft Office. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Microsoft)

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Metadata related to 'microsoft' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'microsoft': 242 (13.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'microsoft' across all Ariadne articles: 764
  • Average number of references to 'microsoft' per Ariadne article: 3.16
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'microsoft': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'microsoft': 0.1 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'microsoft':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. brett burridge (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. phil bradley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. philip hunter (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. harold thimbleby (see articles on this topic by this author)

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dev8D: JISC Developer Happiness Days

Julian Cheal reports on the 5-day JISC's Developer Happiness Days event held at Birckbeck College, London over 16 - 21 February 2009.

January 2009, issue58, event report

Data Services for the Sciences: A Needs Assessment

Brian Westra describes a data services needs assessment for science research staff at the University of Oregon.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

Cybercollege Scorecard: How Does Your University Score?

Tony Durham, multimedia editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement, explains how to determine whether cultural change has affected your institute of learning.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Custom-built Search Engines

Phil Bradley reviews a means of enhancing the relevance of search results through the use of custom-built search engines.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

Creative Commons Licences in Higher and Further Education: Do We Care?

Naomi Korn and Charles Oppenheim discuss the history and merits of using Creative Commons licences while questioning whether these licences are indeed a panacea.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Copyright Management Technologies: The Key to Unlocking Digital Works?

Anne Ramsden brings us up to date with current developments in copyright management technology

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Convergence of Electronic Entertainment and Information Systems

John Kirriemuir explores the technology and impact of expanding internet access.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

Content Management Systems: Who Needs Them?

Paul Browning and Mike Lowndes explore the CMS concept and look at the available tools.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Content Architecture: Exploiting and Managing Diverse Resources

Jane Stevenson gives a personal view of the recent UK conference organised by the International Society of Knowledge Organization.

July 2009, issue60, event report

Collective Convergence: The Work of the Collection Description Focus

Pete Johnston and Bridget Robinson outline the work of the Collection Description Focus.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Collecting Born Digital Archives at the Wellcome Library

Chris Hilton and Dave Thompson discuss plans for work with born digital archival material at the Wellcome Library.

January 2007, issue50, feature article

Characterising and Preserving Digital Repositories: File Format Profiles

Steve Hitchcock and David Tarrant show how file format profiles, the starting point for preservation plans and actions, can also be used to reveal the fingerprints of emerging types of institutional repositories.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

CEDARS

Kelly Russell explores the main deliverables of the CEDARS project: recommendations and guidelines, plus practical, robust and scaleable models for establishing distributed digital archives.

December 1998, issue18, project update

Building on BUILDER

Ian Upton explores the achievements of this Windows NT server based project.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Broadband TV

Philip Hunter links to broadband streaming video resources now emerging on the Internet.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

Book Review: Web Accessibility

Martin White reviews a book that provides advice for managers on how to ensure that Web sites, intranets and library services are fully compliant with guidelines and legislation on accessibility.

July 2008, issue56, review

Book Review: Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing

Mike Fraser asks whether a recent book on open source software licences will help him answer a few questions.

January 2005, issue42, review

Book Review: The Myths of Innovation

Lina Coelho takes a look at Scott Berkun's challenging view of what innovation and creativity really mean.

January 2011, issue66, review

Book Review: The Accidental Systems Librarian

Eric Jukes takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of another book in the 'Accidental' series.

October 2003, issue37, review

Book Review: Supporting Research Students

Brian Whalley reviews a work which helps Library and Information Science Staff at Higher Education Institutions to support their research students.

April 2010, issue63, review

Book Review: Pro Web 2.0 Mashups

Ralph LeVan looks at a comprehensive work on how to consume and repurpose Web services.

October 2008, issue57, review

Book Review: Patent Failure - How Judges, Bureaucrats, and Lawyers Put Innovators at Risk

Stuart Hannabuss reviews a work which debunks some key assumptions about IPR and contends that current patent arrangements are ineffective.

October 2008, issue57, review

Book Review: Learning with Online and Mobile Technologies

Brian Whalley looks at a student survival aid in the information age that should also be valuable for tutors.

October 2010, issue65, review

Book Review: Information Science in Transition

Michael Day reviews an edited volume published to commemorate the founding of the Institute of Information Scientists in 1958.

April 2010, issue63, review

Book Review: Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 2004 (Volume 38)

Michael Day reviews a recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.

October 2005, issue45, review

Book Review: Ambient Findability

Emma Tonkin reviews a book with interesting content despite a few rough edges.

October 2006, issue49, review

Biz/ed Bulletin on Business and Economics

Libby Miller looks at recent changes to Biz/ed and describes some new sites.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Beyond the PDF

Jodi Schneider reports on a three-day workshop about the future of scientific communication, held in San Diego CA, USA, in January 2011.

January 2011, issue66, event report

Being Wired Or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope With Information Overload

Sarah Houghton-Jan explores different strategies for managing and coping with various types of informational overload.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Ancient World, Digital World: Excavation at Halif

Paul Jacobs on how field and research strategies were impacted significantly by the use of digital technology in the 1999 field season at Tell Halif, Israel (the Lahav Research Project).

March 2001, issue27, feature article

An Introduction to Web Services

Tracy Gardner introduces web services: self-describing applications, which can be discovered and accessed over the web by other applications.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

ALA '98

Ian Winship reports on electronic library related activity at this year's American Library Association Conference in Washington D.C.

September 1998, issue17, event report

Advanced Collaboration With the Access Grid

Michael Daw describes the Access Grid system and its claim to be an Advanced Collaboration Environment.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Acrobat a High Flyer: John MacColl Discusses the Success of Adobe Acrobat and PDF

Acrobat a High Flyer: John MacColl discusses the success of Adobe Acrobat and PDF.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

ACORN Implemented

Jon Knight and Richard Goodman describe the technical implementation of the ACORN system.

July 1997, issue10, project update

Accessibility: The Current Situation and New Directions

Kevin Carey describes accessibility by disabled people to digital information systems across broadcasting, telecommunications and the Internet, looks into the future and makes recommendations.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

Accessibility: CHI 2001 and Beyond

Leona Carpenter reports on the key issue of accessibility as covered at the Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference held in Seattle, and also provides a round-up of sources of further information.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Access V Holdings, Cranfield

Sarah Ashton reports on an event of interest to the Document Delivery community.

November 1996, issue6, event report

Access to Scientific Knowledge for Sustainable Development: Options for Developing Countries

Barbara Kirsop, Leslie Chan and Subbiah Arunachalam consider the impact of donor access and open access to research publications on the sustainable development of science in developing countries.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

Access Management: The Key to a Portal - The Experience of the Subject Portals Project

Francisco Pinto and Michael Fraser report on the experience of the Subject Portals Project.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

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