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  • 7 Secret Features in Windows 7

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    From streaming Netflix movies in Windows Media Center to eye candy desktop themes to a calculator that does a lot more than arithmetic, here's a showcase of cool but unappreciated Windows 7 features.
  • TomTom sues Microsoft for patent infringement

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 9:13 pm

    TomTom, the GPS device maker, has countersued Microsoft, charging the software giant with patent infringement.
  • Microsoft postpones Iowa data center

    Posted January 24, 2009 - 9:43 pm

    A day after reporting flat revenue for its online services business, Microsoft said it is postponing construction on a planned data center in Iowa.
  • Microsoft releases Window 7 public beta

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 2:18 pm

    Microsoft has posted the Windows 7 beta to its TechNet site for IT professionals, but has not yet made the download available on the site set up for the general public.
  • Microsoft's Web site overwhelmed by Windows 7 downloads

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 1:21 pm

    Microsoft's Web site struggled to stay online early Friday as users eager to download the first public beta of Windows 7 began overloading the company's servers -- to no avail, since the beta code isn't scheduled to be posted on the site until this afternoon.
  • Microsoft kicks fake security software off 400,000 PCs

    Posted December 24, 2008 - 12:08 pm

    In the second month of a campaign against fake security software, Microsoft has booted the rogue application "Antivirus 2009" from almost 400,000 PCs, the company recently claimed.

  • The Vista follies: Windows' tortured 2008

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 3:35 pm

    As 2008 draws to a close, Vista has returned to being a quiet failure as the world waits for Windows 7.
  • Microsoft fixes IE bug

    Posted December 17, 2008 - 5:02 pm

    Microsoft has released a critical patch for its IE browser.
  • Yahoo to scrub personal data after three months

    Posted December 17, 2008 - 10:15 am

    Yahoo said Wednesday it will anonymize most of the data it collects about people's Web searches after three months, a move that puts further pressure on competitors Google and Microsoft to do the same.
  • Microsoft to handle managing three operating systems in '09

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 3:00 pm

    Microsoft's tricky balancing act in 2009 will be to phase out Windows XP while boosting demand for Windows Vista and building anticipation for Windows 7.
  • Microsoft BizTalk gets virtualization links

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 2:10 pm

    Microsoft will offer on Monday the first public beta release of its BizTalk Server 2009 enterprise connectivity software, which can take advantage of virtualization and enhanced failover clustering featured in Windows Server 2008.
  • Are SaaS & recession killing perpetual software licenses?

    Posted December 5, 2008 - 3:46 pm

    Even Microsoft, the most visible champion of perpetual licensing, is starting to embrace subscription models as it adds more Web-based services. But experts say there are plenty of reasons why perpetual licenses, while unfashionable, are nowhere close to being on the way out in the enterprise.
  • Microsoft wants a Ford Model T data center

    Posted December 3, 2008 - 10:29 am

    Microsoft described a radical new method for building its data centers that it says will save money and make them operational more quickly.
  • Why I didn't skip Microsoft Vista: Security

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 4:00 pm

    It's been a hard road for Vista, but even though negative perceptions have followed the OS since its release, IT professionals who have upgraded or are upgrading to Vista point to the OS's security as a major plus as compared to Windows XP.
  • Review

    Windows 7: This time Microsoft gets it right

    Posted November 12, 2008 - 10:51 am

    Microsoft may call the newest version of its operating system Windows 7, but you may want to think of it as Windows 6.5. In overall look and feel, it mimics Vista, although there are enough changes to make it far more than just a juiced-up service pack.
  • The Next Windows: 7Up or New Vista?

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 4:55 pm

    Running away as fast as it can from Vista, Microsoft rolled out an alpha version of Windows 7 at its recent Professional Developers Conference. But is Windows 7 going to be 7Up, the Un-Vista, or is it going to be (gag) New Vista?
  • Why I'm Skipping Windows Vista: IT Speaks Out

    Posted November 7, 2008 - 3:07 pm

    Despite warnings to businesses about the dangers of skipping Windows Vista, many IT managers and CIOs are willing to take the risk.
  • Ballmer doesn't see Google Android as competitor yet

    Posted November 6, 2008 - 3:18 pm

    Google's Android mobile platform doesn't "bubble up to the top" of Microsoft's list of toughest competitors to Windows Mobile in the market for smartphone OSes, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Thursday.
  • If Windows is a dead end, what's next?

    Posted November 5, 2008 - 3:20 pm

    The writing is on the wall. Despite a major push to sell the much-maligned Windows Vista, customers aren't buying. And if Windows 7 is more of the same, then maybe it's time to conclude that Windows is a technology dead end.
  • Windows 7 leaks to Web, pirates downloading

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 3:05 pm

    Leaked copies of Windows 7 hit the Internet only hours after Microsoft Corp. handed out a preview build to developers last week.
  • Azure aimed at moving enterprises to Web

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 10:09 am

    While much will be said about Microsoft's cloud-computing strategy introduced Monday, at the heart of Windows Azure is a fairly simple goal: inspire corporate developers to rethink the way they develop software so applications can take better advantage of the Web.
  • Economy, more than Apple, leads to Windows laptop price drops

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 2:55 pm

    The dream of an $800 Mac notebook has been deferred. So what are Windows manufacturers going to do about it? Industry watchers predict they will keep cutting prices, but Apple is only part of the reason.
  • Microsoft to release OCS 2007 update in February

    Posted October 14, 2008 - 9:30 am

    Microsoft plans to add voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), collaboration and Web presence enhancements to the next version of its unified communications software, which is due out in early February 2009.
  • Microsoft, others seek to get paid for sales to WaMu

    Posted October 8, 2008 - 9:13 pm

    Microsoft got in line with several other organizations that are taking steps to get paid for products and services provided to Washington Mutual, the largest bank to fail in U.S. history.
  • Microsoft grants Windows XP yet another reprieve

    Posted October 3, 2008 - 4:11 pm

    Microsoft has extended the availability of Windows XP on new PCs by six months, the company confirmed Friday.
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