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Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times reporter Sharon Chan.

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April 1, 2009 6:01 AM

Microsoft targets very small businesses with new server

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano

Microsoft is introducing a new low-price, entry-level server for small businesses with fewer than 15 employees as a way to introduce them to the company's broader server software line and address falling server hardware prices.

"If somebody can buy a $500 server, they're a little loathe to spend $500 for the server operating system that goes with it," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said last month, explaining the new version of Windows Server to financial analysts.

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March 19, 2009 11:40 AM

Seattle small businesses can enter to win makeover from Microsoft, other vendors

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano

This seems like a no-brainer for local small businesses in this economy. The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce enlisted Microsoft, DEX, BizXchange, FASTSIGNS Seattle and Queen Anne Upholstery to donate a makeover to a Washington small business.

You must be a small biz or organization (fewer than 10 people) with at least three computers, two years in business under your belt and the appropriate city and state business licenses. Chamber membership is not required. You have until 5 p.m., April 24 to enter. Rules and entry info here. (Update, 10 a.m. Friday: Fixed broken link.)

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