• Microsoft update takes on spam-spewing botnet

    Posted February 10, 2009 - 9:31 pm

    Microsoft has beefed up the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) that ships with its Windows operating system so that it will detect and root out the notorious Srizbi botnet code.
  • Microsoft's enterprise search road map leads to SharePoint

    Posted February 10, 2009 - 4:41 pm

    Microsoft will release a new server that integrates the enterprise search technology it gained by acquiring Fast Search &Transfer with its SharePoint collaboration and content-management platform, the company said Tuesday.
  • Microsoft releases monthly security updates

    Posted February 10, 2009 - 4:00 pm

    Microsoft released software security patches Tuesday, fixing some nasty browser and mail server flaws as well as a bug in SQL Server that was publicly disclosed in December.
  • Microsoft offers tool to calculate carbon footprint

    Posted February 9, 2009 - 12:18 pm

    A new environmental toolset for Microsoft's Dynamics AX enterprise resource management software lets businesses find out the carbon footprint of various aspects of their operations.
  • Ballmer, Tucci Discuss Microsoft, EMC Cloud Vision

    Posted February 9, 2009 - 11:54 am

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and EMC CEO Joe Tucci discuss the advantages and potential pitfalls of storing, securing and managing enterprise data in the cloud.
  • Mozilla to join EU suit against Microsoft

    Posted February 9, 2009 - 10:31 am

    The European Commission (EC) has granted Mozilla, the open-source collaboration behind the Firefox Web browser, the right to join its antitrust case against Microsoft, a spokesman said Monday.
  • Windows Mobile online storage beta coming soon

    Posted February 7, 2009 - 4:43 pm

    Microsoft has revealed some details of a forthcoming service that will allow Windows Mobile users to synchronize information between their phone and the Web.
  • Microsoft leaks Skybox mobile storage site

    Posted February 6, 2009 - 3:17 pm

    Microsoft appears to have leaked and then pulled a Web site describing a service that would let Windows Mobile users back up and access information stored in the cloud.
  • Microsoft smartphone rumors gain steam

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 9:45 pm

    Microsoft's smartphone launch rumors gain steam again, with an analyst predicting a possible launch in two weeks at the GSMA Mobile World Congress.
  • Four security updates due from Microsoft next week

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 3:47 pm

    Microsoft plans to patch critical flaws in its Internet Explorer and Microsoft Exchange Server software next week.
  • Microsoft's Big Six

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 3:29 pm

    There's a lot of buzz this past few days about Microsoft's latest announcement about Windows 7. On Tuesday, the company issued an announcement that there would be six SKUs of Windows 7 on the market.

  • Microsoft may go open source with Danger

    Posted February 4, 2009 - 9:12 pm

    Microsoft may do the unthinkable with Danger, the mobile software and services developer it purchased last year: Go open source.
  • Tech firms to work on white spaces database

    Posted February 4, 2009 - 1:01 pm

    Seven technology vendors, including Microsoft, Google and Dell, have started working together to help the FCC identify occupied channels in the television spectrum in an effort to avoid interference from new wireless broadband devices.
  • "Killer instincts" at Microsoft, Apple

    Posted February 4, 2009 - 12:24 pm

    Very few people would doubt that Microsoft has a "killer instinct" as a corporate entity. This isn't unusual, in fact, most successful corporations have it. Wall Street executives won't last a single day without it. You walk out of business school with an MBA with "killer instinct" imprinted on your psyche.
  • Completely skip Vista and move to Windows 7

    Posted February 4, 2009 - 12:47 am

    Forrester recently declared that Windows Vista has seen less than 10% uptake in the enterprise space. With hype over Windows 7 starting to approach "fervent" it's time to start thinking about what to do when it comes to desktop operating systems in your business. Windows XP will eventually go end-of-life meaning that an upgrade path must be determined. Should you move to Vista and see how Windows 7 works out or should you go right to Windows 7?
  • Microsoft rolls out beta of ad gadget

    Posted February 3, 2009 - 4:31 pm

    Microsoft rolled out a beta offering of a new gadget that lets site publishers embed small pop-up windows in words on a Web page.
  • Internet Explorer loses ground in browser battle

    Posted February 3, 2009 - 3:41 pm

    Despite the upcoming release of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), it appears that Microsoft is still losing market share to its competitors at Apple and Mozilla. (Source:
  • Vista Marketing Program Receives Big Complaints

    Posted February 3, 2009 - 3:35 pm

    Government antitrust attorneys are reportedly still receiving complaints from hardware makers and other companies about Microsoft business practices, even as the software giant has stepped up its efforts to cooperate with those state and federal authorities overseeing its antitrust consent decree.
  • Microsoft offers new time-sensitive support service

    Posted February 3, 2009 - 1:09 pm

    Microsoft for the first time has said it will pay a financial penalty if it doesn't reach its service-level goals for a technical support product.
  • Private-labeling Microsoft SaaS

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 12:24 pm

    Microsoft is still tinkering with its channel model for its Software Plus Services offering. Tinkering is good though, it shows a willingness to adapt.
  • Ex-employee calls Microsoft spying lawsuit 'desperate'

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 11:43 am

    The former Microsoft employee accused of stealing company information is disputing Microsoft's version of events, saying the lawsuit against him is "a desperate attempt" to force him to abandon a patent infringement case.
  • IT Managers: Microsoft Financial Woes Least of Our Concerns

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 10:38 am

    After announcing layoffs and poor earnings for Q2 2009, Microsoft has to worry more about how it is perceived by Wall Street, competitors, shareholders and the press. But what about the people in the trenches? What do IT managers think about Microsoft's economic woes?
  • Industry giants to weigh in on US privacy laws

    Posted January 31, 2009 - 9:25 pm

    Microsoft, HP and eBay plan to release recommendations for federal data-privacy legislation in March.
  • UAC fix in Windows 7 creates security hole, blogger says

    Posted January 31, 2009 - 9:17 pm

    A change that Microsoft made in Windows 7 to improve its controversial User Account Control security feature has left the new OS less secure, according to a blogger who follows Microsoft closely.
  • Microsoft charges employee with spying

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 4:59 pm

    Microsoft is suing a former employee, charging him with stealing trade secrets that he used in a patent suit against the software giant.
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