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  • 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: computerworld.com)
  • 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.
  • Microsoft patent makes smartphones more like PCs

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 4:39 pm

    Patented Microsoft technology allows smartphones to connect to peripherals and networks the way PCs do.
  • Vista, XP upgrade blockers will expire, Microsoft warns

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 4:32 pm

    Microsoft is warning customers that tools for blocking automatic upgrades to the newest service packs of Windows Vista and Windows XP will expire in the coming months.
  • Microsoft, Infosys focus on supply chain

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 6:01 pm

    Microsoft and IT services provider Infosys Technologies revealed on Thursday an alliance around improving supply chain visibility and collaboration.
  • Microsoft releases Web Sandbox under open source

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 1:13 pm

    Microsoft has made source code for its Live Labs Web Sandbox project for securing Web content through isolation available via open source under the Apache License 2.0, according to a report on Microsoft's Port 25 site.
  • Researcher: Internet Explorer 8 clickjacking protection will have no impact

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 9:29 pm

    Microsoft provided more information Wednesday about how Internet Explorer's new anti-clickjacking feature works, but one of the researchers who first reported the problem last year said it will have "zero impact" on protecting users.
  • Microsoft folds BPM software into SharePoint Server

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 5:23 pm

    Microsoft said Tuesday that it was folding its business process management (BPM) software, PerformancePoint Server, into its popular SharePoint Server product.
  • Putting unified communications to work

    Posted January 27, 2009 - 6:45 pm

    The business opportunity for unified communications is simple: Don't change your business to fit the needs of your communications systems, use a communications platform that fits the needs of your organization and leverages the business processes that you have defined as a company that make you unique.
  • Windows 7 to be 'thoroughly' tested by antitrust regulators

    Posted January 27, 2009 - 6:22 pm

    Technical advisers to the antitrust regulators who monitor Microsoft Corp.'s compliance with a 2002 antitrust settlement will test Windows 7 "more thoroughly" than earlier versions of the operating system, according to a recently-released status report filed with the federal judge watching over the company.
  • Microsoft adds clickjacking protection to IE8 RC1

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 9:44 pm

    Protection against malicious Web attacks and tweaks to a feature that allows for private Web browsing are among updates in IE8 RC1, released Monday.
  • Microsoft: Zune revenue dropped by 54 percent

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 10:34 am

    Microsoft's revenue from its Zune music player platform fell by US$100 million, or 54 percent, in the fourth quarter.
  • Microsoft to merge Windows Live and Office Live

    Posted January 24, 2009 - 9:55 pm

    Microsoft appears to be closer to rebranding its search engine and Live online services under the name Kumo.
  • Microsoft to deliver first IE8 release candidate Monday

    Posted January 23, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Microsoft has finished the first release candidate of the next version of Internet Explorer and is set to release it on Monday.
  • Windows 7 for free?

    Posted January 23, 2009 - 12:26 pm

    Rumors are floating around that Microsoft is planning to offer a Windows 7 upgrade to Vista owners, for free.
  • 'Vista Capable' case could cost Microsoft $8.5B

    Posted January 23, 2009 - 12:22 pm

    Microsoft would have to come up with as much as $8.5 billion to settle accounts with the customers affected by its 2006 "Vista Capable" marketing program, according to documents unsealed by a federal court.
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