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Microsoft UK boss Frazer takes slow boat to China HQ

Microsoft UK boss Gordon Frazier is heading east to the COO office in the Greater China Region (GCR), swapping roles with Michel van der Bel. Sixteen-year Microsoft veteran Frazier took the UK reins from previous incumbent Alistair Baker in July 2006 after relocating from the operation in South Africa, but he is not the only …
Paul Kunert, 13 Apr 2012
El Reg news rolls on Windows Phone

Windows Phone beats iOS sales in China

Microsoft is claiming something of a PR win over arch rival Apple, after a senior exec reportedly revealed that its Windows Phone devices are outselling the iPhone in China after just two months. Redmond’s COO for Greater China, Michel van der Bel, told Dutch business title Emerce that the platform has a market share of seven …
Phil Muncaster, 21 May 2012
The Register breaking news

Microsoft makes another play for UK schools

Microsoft yesterday made a strategic move to draw a line under a fiery spat with the UK's education technology agency over the software multinational's attempts to get Office 2007 into British classrooms. In May Becta confirmed it had referred an interoperability complaint to the European Commission. It claimed that Microsoft's …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Sep 2008
The Register breaking news

Dutch govt Microsoft desktop deal riles MPs

Dutch government plans to adopt Microsoft software for 245,000 desktop PCs have caused a stir among Dutch MPs, online magazine Webwereld reports. MPs from D66, SP, GroenLinks and PvdA are unhappy about the proposed deal, worth €147m. Just two years ago a motion by MP Kees Vendrik (Green Party) was unanimously carried in the …
Jan Libbenga, 08 Dec 2004