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posted in September 2007
The software lets people store, share, and collaborate on Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents online and share their desktop with one another.
While some improvements are a bit of a catch-up with Google and Yahoo, others take Microsoft beyond what those search engines offer today.
Microsoft's reportedly in talks to invest somewhere between $300 and $500 million for a stake in Facebook. Here's what Microsoft could do with it.
Microsoft announced that the server OS update's first release candidate will be available for download Tuesday.
The Globalisation Institute, a European think tank, wants all computers to be sold without operating systems. Here's why that's a bad idea.
The next version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite appears to be on track to be released in the fall of 2009, with test releases coming as soon as early next year.
New alternatives have some advantages, but may find it hard to dislodge Microsoft's deep-rooted software.
As more social networks let users add applications as widgets to their home pages, we could see a more extensible and portable ecosystem of social networks.
Is it possible that there are 2.2 million different types of computer components out there? Microsoft says so. Here's how.
Security takes center stage including allowing users to control which macros run in legacy Excel files, potentially blocking malicious code.
The outcome of the case could force players like Intel, Apple, and others to share or open their technology to outsiders.
Three years after settling legal matters, Sun and Microsoft enter second stage of cooperation.
Over the last few weeks, without user approval, Windows Update has updated nine small executable files in both Windows XP and Windows Vista.
The former rivals will collaborate on IP television and interoperability between Windows Server and Sun's Solaris operating system.
The two companies plan to focus initial energy on server-side issues like virtualization, directory and identity services, and management.
As part of the partnership, BEA will bundle Adobe's Flex Builder, the development environment for Flash, with BEA's own Web app development tool, Workshop Studio.
Changes include doing away with signature pages spread throughout the agreements and replacing them with a single page signature form that's all a customer needs to sign.
Microsoft's Silverlight is among the new technologies that users will come to expect.
Silverlight 1.0 will focus mostly on audio and video, but future versions will let developers program for the Web in .Net.