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  • CHT, Microsoft, HTC team up for Chinese e-book market

    Taiwan's largest telecommunications service provider, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), has teamed up with Microsoft, smartphone maker High Tech Computer (HTC) and others to start building an e-book business for Chinese language materials.

    Written by Dan Nystedt19 Aug. 09 19:30
  • Microsoft reaches out at China hacker conference

    Microsoft shared the stage with Chinese security researchers at a Beijing hacker conference on Wednesday, aiming to build ties in a country that produces a growing number of threats to Microsoft products.

    Written by Owen Fletcher20 Aug. 09 00:02
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010 hits final beta

    Microsoft Tuesday issued the final beta on Exchange Server 2010 along with the final beta of its security companion, Forefront for Exchange Sever 2010.

    Written by John Fontana19 Aug. 09 06:15
  • Five benefits of the Microsoft-Nokia partnership

    Perhaps you've heard that Microsoft and Nokia announced a strategic partnership to develop Microsoft application tools and support for the Nokia Symbian-based mobile devices. Some analysts see this as some sort of admission by Microsoft that Windows Mobile is a failure. I don't agree that Windows Mobile is on its death bed just yet.

    Written by Tony Bradley13 Aug. 09 23:58
  • Sun is setting for Yahoo search

    After a rollercoaster ride love/hate relationship between Microsoft and Yahoo over the past year, and various rumors and potential overtures between Yahoo and Google, the arrangement between Yahoo and Microsoft's Bing search engine is a nail in the coffin of Yahoo search.

    Written by Tony Bradley14 Aug. 09 00:25
  • Microsoft: Outlook will replace Entourage in Office for Mac

    Microsoft on Thursday said that starting next year it will include Outlook in its version of the Office for the Mac platform, replacing Entourage, the e-mail and groupware application for Mac users the suite has now.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano14 Aug. 09 04:11
  • Microsoft knew of critical Office ActiveX bug in '07

    Three of the critical vulnerabilities Microsoft patched Tuesday in ActiveX controls for Office were first reported to the company two years ago, according to the security firm that alerted Microsoft of the flaws.

    Written by Gregg Keizer13 Aug. 09 08:31
  • Windows 7: the good, the bad, and the unknown

    For most people who are considering moving to Windows 7, October 22 is D-Day. On that date Microsoft's newest operating system lands on store shelves, both as a shrinkwrapped upgrade and preinstalled on new PCs. For some folks, though, D-Day has already arrived. Microsoft has issued the final RTM (release to manufacturing) version of Windows 7 to large companies that buy Windows via volume licenses, as well as to IT pros who belong to its Technet service. The Windows Vista era is officially drawing to a close--although you could argue that it never really quite started--and the Windows 7 one is under way.

    Written by Harry McCracken08 Aug. 09 09:08
  • Cloud computing, Google Apps, turn into an election issue

    Washington State breaks ground this month on a new data center and office complex that two state lawmakers have called a "mistake." A better approach, they argue, might include turning over some of the state's computing resources to commercial cloud providers, such as Google Inc. or local favorites, Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau06 Aug. 09 08:10
  • Windows president tries to calm fears of Win 7 critical bug

    Microsoft's Windows Division president Steven Sinofsky tried Wednesday to tamp down a growing roar that Windows 7 RTM has a critical flaw that can shut down the OS by running a simple command.

    Written by John Fontana06 Aug. 09 08:09
  • Microsoft acknowledges Linux threat to Windows client

    Microsoft for the first time has named Linux distributors Red Hat and Canonical as competitors to its Windows client business in its annual filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano05 Aug. 09 07:35
  • Future uncertain for Yahoo developer programs

    Yahoo's high-profile and widely used search APIs (application programming interfaces) and search programs for external developers are up in the air after the company's decision to outsource its search engine services to Microsoft.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez30 July 09 07:53