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posted in January 2008
At issue is whether Microsoft has fully shared technical documentation and refrained from anti-competitive business practices.
Microsoft senior VP Bob Muglia discusses the upcoming launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and other topics.
Office 2003 SP3 will give users greater control over which macros can run in Excel, patch security holes, and give IT admins new tools to protect against social engineering attacks.
The company envisions 'dynamic IT,' a highly virtualized model with apps delivered when and where they're needed.
As Bill Gates and other company veterans ease out of day-to-day roles, newcomers gain influence.
Significant public griping over Windows Vista hasn't held back the new operating system, as it has finally become the cash cow the company had hoped it would be.
Microsoft wants virtualization to change the way IT works from the data center to the desktop.
Executive Bob Muglia says leadership at Microsoft remains strong and more than ready for change.
The operating system is now in "escrow," a phase where the final test passes are being done on the operating system and any changes aren't taken lightly.
Office 2008 for Mac includes new versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage, which replaces Outlook for e-mail on the Mac.
The version is "time-limited," meaning it won't work after June 30.
Microsoft is looking to hire people to work on a graphical framework for future Windows user interfaces.
Stephen Elop, a Juniper exec with a diverse technology background, moves in to oversee Office and other business products
The company also sends customers an audit of the old cell phones containing all the old data on the phones, like numbers and messages.
Among the powerline products were a photo printer, Ethernet bridges, a USB hub, a Wi-Fi router, a WiMax router, an MP4 player, and a point-of-sales computer.
Yahoo's differentiator, according to its founder, is an XML-based development platform the company is creating for later this year.
"That was just a moment in time," Microsoft's Neil Charney, general manager of Windows marketing, says when I ask him why the company's "Wow" campaign around Windows Vista didn't have the desired effect.
Microsoft's PC fashion show will result in 12 computers to showcase on the show floor from a pool of 50 entrants in a style competition.
In a fierce competition with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii, Microsoft said it needed something new to set it apart.
The retiring founder and chairman proudly announced a slew of digital content deals for Xbox and Silverlight and showed off Microsoft's vision for the future of technology.
Those of us who cover enterprise IT don't often describe computers as sexy, snazzy fashion accessories, but that seems to be the way the technology industry is moving these days.
Linux, Yahoo, AOL, and other companies and technologies will compete for attention at the annual display of consumer electronics.
The application describes a program that would watch users' computer activity, automatically offering help and letting supervisors monitor users.