• 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.
  • Meltdown 101: How tech companies are taking a hit

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 10:14 pm

    The economic recession is hurting every industry, and technology is no exception -- big names like Microsoft, Intel and Dell have had layoffs as they try to cut costs and stay competitive amid declining sales. But the effects of the meltdown haven't been spread evenly across the sector -- even within companies, sales of certain products may fall while others are more resilient. It seems that the health of tech companies has a lot to do with what they sell, and who their customers are.
  • Anonymous blog posts give clues to Microsoft layoffs

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 9:34 pm

    Microsoft Corp. is laying off employees in the divisions that make its Zune music player, Microsoft Office software, and Live Search site, but not in the group preparing its Windows 7 operating system, according to anonymous postings Thursday by purported Microsoft employees.
  • Bugs in tech documentation continue to rise

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 9:28 pm

    The number of bugs in technical documentation for Microsoft communication protocols continues to grow, according to court documents filed for ongoing antitrust oversight of the company in the U.S.
  • Cuts call for Microsoft to rethink Windows client

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 9:12 pm

    Microsoft's first-ever layoffs point to a need for the company to rethink its Windows client business, which is largely responsible for the disappointing financial results that led to thousands of Microsoft job cuts announced Thursday.
  • Ballmer provides grim outlook as economy 'resets'

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 6:23 pm

    Speaking to financial analysts on the heels of Microsoft's announcement of layoffs and a disappointing second quarter, CEO Steve Ballmer referred to current economic conditions as an entire recalibration that means the economy likely won't return to its previous prosperity.
  • Microsoft to cut 5,000 jobs as net income falls

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 10:35 am

    Microsoft's revenue rose 2 percent for the quarter ended Dec. 31, but net income fell 11 percent, and 5,000 jobs are being cut, it said Thursday.
  • Microsoft contributes code to Apache SOA project

    Posted January 21, 2009 - 4:39 pm

    Microsoft is contributing code to an Apache open-source SOA project, continuing the company's softening of its attitude toward open-source software and the community that supports it.
  • US-CERT: Microsoft's advice on Downadup is flawed

    Posted January 21, 2009 - 4:36 pm

    Microsoft's advice on disabling Windows' "Autorun" feature is flawed, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) said Wednesday, and leaves users who rely on its guidelines to protect their PCs against the fast-spreading Downadup worm open to attack.
  • Microsoft delays Vista SP2, says report

    Posted January 21, 2009 - 4:15 pm

    Microsoft has delayed Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) by at least a month, and will now ship it to manufacturing sometime in May or June, according to a Web site that has accurately predicted Windows release dates in the past.
  • Microsoft sued over unified communications deal

    Posted January 17, 2009 - 6:21 pm

    A Wisconsin small business is suing Microsoft for allegedly misrepresenting the capabilities of its unified communications software.
  • Europe charges Microsoft with abuse of monopoly again

    Posted January 17, 2009 - 6:11 pm

    The European Commission has formally charged Microsoft with monopoly abuse over the way it bundles its Internet Explorer browser with Windows
  • Top 10: Bartz in at Yahoo, Apple's Jobs out until June

    Posted January 16, 2009 - 2:25 pm

    Yahoo tapped Carol Bartz as its new CEO and in her first press conference she let it be known that the outside world is not calling the shots at her company. While she settled in to her new gig, Apple CEO Steve Jobs started a six-month medical leave, announcing that the health issues he publicly disclosed last week are more complicated than he thought they would be. Otherwise, the drumbeat of bad news related to the economy continued, with Nortel Networks going bankrupt, Intel quarterly financials taking a big hit, Google cutting services and jobs and reports that Microsoft will announce big layoffs next week.
  • A Microsoft layoff? It's had 8 (small) ones in 7 years

    Posted January 15, 2009 - 5:26 pm

    While the broad layoff that could hit Microsoft by next week would apparently be the company's first in its 34-year history, the software maker has had at least eight publicly confirmed nips and tucks in the last seven years, totaling 1,078 workers, or a little more than 1% of its workforce today.

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