My Favorite Quotes
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 Dwight Davis - “They're taking a more intimate role, and not depending solely on partners to give that support. It is a response to backlash from customers who wanted Microsoft to have more of a role there, to stand as the ultimate backstop for support.”
 Dwight Davis - “I think they're feeling pretty good about the state of the code at this point. They're probably building a bit of a buffer for themselves, given their inability to hit the dates in the past.”
 Dwight Davis - “Linux has been somewhat suspect in performance compared to NT 4.0, and if Windows 2000 raises the bar, it raises the bar above where Linux is competing. On the other hand, there's no stopping Linux being the key alternative to Windows 2000 for as far as we can see.”
 Dwight Davis - “Microsoft has a long history of publicizing its strategies by leaking memos judiciously, or not so judiciously.”
 Dwight Davis - “Telcos and network service providers, ASPs and ISPs, have all been growing as important players in the distribution of software functionality. With Windows 2000, Microsoft clearly thinks it has a much better horse to ride into battle to get these folks as customers. They will emphasize the new ASP channel as one they are especially targeting in that regard. They need a platform that actually runs 24 hours a day, and on bigger hardware configurations.”
 Dwight Davis - “What matters is, at the end of the day, the Web services you create should be able to interoperate with each other. The importance is the end result more than the process of how you achieved it.”
 Dwight Davis - “Alpha as a platform has been very much a niche product anyway, and tended to be a high-end niche product which is an area where NT has not been particularly strong anyway. With Windows 2000 around the corner, you would think there might be something of a surge in interest of that system on Alpha.”
 Dwight Davis - “Even if an application isn't tuned and tweaked to take advantage of Windows 2000, it should in theory run faster on Windows 2000 and be more reliable on a more reliable platform. For a lot of companies, that'll be enough to swap out NT and go to Windows 2000.”
 Dwight Davis - “It comes out at sort of this strange time in the company's product evolution, the last gasp of the DOS line and Windows 98.”
 Dwight Davis - “Until the release of J2EE 1.4 you have a situation where Java developers have to work in potentially non-standard ways to support Web services, which isn't necessarily a terrible thing if you're working with one of the major vendors' tools suites like IBM, Sun, or Oracle.”
 Dwight Davis - “I wouldn't be surprised to see anything at this point this is the Wild West in terms of licensing models, ... Everyone is looking for models right now.”
 Dwight Davis - “The perception among a lot of customers is that nobody understands Microsoft products like Microsoft. Many of them want the security of that direct relationship with Microsoft.”
 Dwight Davis - “The basic model of selling software as a hosted service has finally started to get some traction,”
 Dwight Davis - “This makes me wonder about the prognosis for Alpha. At Compaq there has been major management shakeups, and this could be something that's fallen by the wayside. It's a very expensive venture and maybe hasn't generated the kind of return Compaq would like to see on it.”
 Dwight Davis - “They are on the cusp of bigger demand for Windows 2000, and actually now applications are rolling out that exploit Active Directory. They've gone through the Windows 2000 certification process -- I think 150 applications have gone through that, and 70 to 80 are server apps. The picture certainly is a lot more promising than it was a year ago.”
 Dwight Davis - “If Windows 2000 reduces the monthly and yearly cost of ownership, the up-front sticker price won't be the key decision for corporations. But most consumers will continue to use Windows 98, and vendors will continue shipping PCs with Windows 98.”
 Dwight Davis - “The whole purpose is to be sure that we're really testing the students knowledge and we want to make sure the computer doesn't serve as an interface.”
 Dwight Davis - “SOAP created a common way for two different pieces of software to connect to each other. In the past, many applications were monolithic--made up of hundreds of thousands of lines of 'spaghetti' code. It was tough to modify any one piece without causing a ripple effect.”
 Dwight Davis - “Most people, including those strongly in the Active Directory camp, seem to think that it's a first-generation directory service and it's not quite there, it's not quite as competitive across the board as far as NDS is from Novell,”
 Dwight Davis - “Last years clinic was a tremendous success and were working to top that with an even better clinic this year. Ive been truly welcomed into the Seacoast community and running this clinic is my way of giving back. I have a full slate of youth and adult volunteers lined up and were looking forward to a fun day of basketball with our participants.”
 Dwight Davis - “The gap certainly will close dramatically with Active Directory. NT's directory services have been fairly widely deployed, even given its reputation as a dog, and Novell hasn't taken over the world. You have to assume Active Directory is going to do pretty well.”