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Testers give Microsoft’s Entity Framework a no-confidence vote

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| A number of testers who’ve been dabbing with the first version of Microsoft’s
| ADO.Net Entity Framework are unhappy with the direction Microsoft has taken
| with the technology — so much so that they’ve created a “no confidence vote”
| petition to make their gripes public.
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1457


Yesterday:

Google reputation hits top spot

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| Google has finally managed to push Microsoft from its top spot.
|
| The Vole actually fell to tenth place in the annual Harris Interactive
| Reputation Quotient poll, but overall, the tech sector did outstandingly well
| this year.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...-microsoft-top


Recent:

Microsoft’s credibility turning to junk while Linux revenue grows

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| Sweeping changes are needed in Microsoft’s go-to-market approach, and it may
| find more success by creating products like Live Writer, which found a huge
| following right away. Continuing on its current path, the company will
| continue to destroy its credibility and build animosity with users looking
| for quality products on their terms.
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http://tech.blorge.com/Structure
%20/2008/04/10/microsofts-credibility-turning-to-junk-while-linux-revenue-grows/
http://tinyurl.com/5fojkd


Microsoft Plummets, Retail Falls While Beauty Gains in CoreBrand 2007 Brand
Power Rankings

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| The annual "CoreBrand Brand Power 100" Branding Index(R) of 1,200 US
| corporations ranks Coca-Cola Company and Johnson & Johnson at #1 and #2
| respectively, unchanged since 2004. Meanwhile, Microsoft's corporate brand
| declined in stunning fashion over the past four years, falling from 11 in
| 2004 to 59 in 2007 Microsoft, a decline of 48 places!
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http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=834308


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| Would you believe... that Microsoft has dropped down to #86 within the
| Fortune Best Places to Work survey? That's down from #50 in 2007 and #42 in
| 2006. Like a rock. In a bad way. And who is #1 for two years in a row? Grab
| that chair and give it a big effen toss in the air to Google! Toot! They get
| bigger and they're still #1.
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http://minimsft.blogspot.com/2008/02...nd-mspoll.html


Apple has biggest impact on world consumers: survey

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| Microsoft, the world's largest software maker was also a winner, but it
| received the dubious honor of the brand most readers wanted to argue with,
| and the one they most wanted to revamp. Voted into second place in the
| category was brand USA.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/domes...50164020080331
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