Microsoft chairman Bill Gates kicked of the RSA Conference in San Jose this morning. Staying on message following his presentation at CES in January, the chief software architect talked a lot and said very little.
In one snippet of news, the chief software architect did announce that Internet Explorer 7 will be supporting Infocard, a new authentication technology that promises improved ease of use and bolted down security. The company even demonstrated the technology.
But other than that, there was a lot of chest pounding about Microsoft's great security initiatives, and very little about the continuous onslaught of viruses, worms and spyware that is threatening to cripple the only world.
Just spoke with Microsoft security marketing manager Debby Fry Wilson.
"We got strong feedback that people wanted to hear where we would be going in the future," she explained. "This year intentionally it's more about driving for a picture of where the world could be and set aspirations for the industry."
I guess I just missed the part in Gates' keynote where he gave us a compelling vision of the future.
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