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  • Microsoft: Azure enterprise licenses will be simple

    Microsoft has not made clear how it will incorporate Windows Azure pricing into the long-term contracts it signs with its enterprise customers, but a company executive said this week Microsoft intends to make it as simple as possible for them to take advantage of the new cloud-computing service.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano20 July 09 08:35
  • Microsoft patches 9 bugs, leaves one open for hackers

    Microsoft today delivered six security updates that patch nine vulnerabilities, fixing two bugs already being used by hackers but leaving one still open to exploit.

    Written by Gregg Keizer15 July 09 08:10
  • Microsoft reveals Windows Azure pricing, availability

    Microsoft on Tuesday revealed pricing and more details about how it will sell its Windows Azure cloud-computing infrastructure, making it free for anyone to use now before the company begins charging for it in November.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano15 July 09 04:00
  • Outlook separation anxiety holds back Google Apps

    In its bold march to become a credible collaboration and communication suite for businesses, Google Apps has encountered a frequent roadblock that has proven more vexing than expected to circumvent: good old Microsoft Outlook.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez13 July 09 04:34
  • Microsoft removes projectile-vomiting IE8 ad from Web

    An online ad for Internet Explorer 8 that showed a woman projectile vomiting has left such a bad taste in viewers' mouths that Microsoft has decided to remove it.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano03 July 09 08:28
  • Microsoft to open two new data centers

    After postponing the development of one data center and losing a couple of high-level managers in its data center group, Microsoft said it will soon open new facilities in Dublin, Ireland, and Chicago.

    Written by Nancy Gohring30 June 09 07:12
  • Microsoft's Windows 7-to-XP downgrade plan a 'real mess,' says analyst

    As expected, Microsoft will let computer makers sell PCs with the aged Windows XP for six months after it releases Windows 7, a move that will confuse companies and make it tougher for them to manage their licensing, an analyst said today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer17 June 09 08:24
  • Microsoft user group demands Opera boycott over EU suit

    A Microsoft enthusiast group is calling for the boycott of Opera Software's products due to the browser maker's part in the antitrust campaign against Microsoft in Europe.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano16 June 09 03:55
  • Longtime Microsoft developer evangelist to retire

    A longtime Microsoft developer evangelist and 19-year company veteran who has of late been in charge of Microsoft's startup program will retire later this year, the company confirmed on Monday

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano16 June 09 08:14
  • Windows 7 to ship Oct. 22

    Windows 7 will be generally available on Oct. 22 and the code will be finalized and sent out to manufacturing in late July, according to Microsoft.

    Written by John Fontana03 June 09 07:05