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  • Trade group: Stripping IE from Windows harms ISVs

    The European Commission claims it is acting in the interests of consumers in pursuing an antitrust ruling against Microsoft for bundling its Internet Explorer into the Windows OS, but unbundling them would be a nightmare for independent software developers, said Jonathan Zuck, president of the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT), on Monday.

    Written by Paul Meller26 May 09 08:18
  • Microsoft Bing a good start, but no game changer

    Microsoft's new search engine, Bing, will help the company gain some search share against Google and has features that users will find helpful, but it is in no way a quick fix for the company's poor position in the search market, analysts said.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano29 May 09 08:03
  • NSW Electoral Commission goes Hyper-V over VMware

    The NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) has selected Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization platform over the more mature VMware for its server consolidation project.

    Written by Rodney Gedda22 May 09 10:32
  • Microsoft cuts IM service to five 'hostile' nations

    Microsoft has stopped offering its Windows Live Messenger service to users in five countries that are subject to U.S. sanctions, the company confirmed Friday.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano25 May 09 07:35
  • Jury orders Microsoft to pay $200 million in patent dispute

    A jury in Texas has ordered Microsoft to pay a Toronto software company US$200 million for patent infringement involving several of its software products, Microsoft confirmed Thursday.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano22 May 09 02:26
  • Microsoft's Kumo search engine creates buzz

    Microsoft has not even released or confirmed next week's rumored release of its Kumo search engine, and already the industry is speculating what the new engine will or will not do, both in terms of functionality and for the company's search market share.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano22 May 09 04:53
  • IIS 6 attack could let hackers snoop on servers

    Security vendors are warning users of Microsoft's Internet Information Services 6 Web-server software that a new online attack could put their data at risk.

    Written by Robert McMillan19 May 09 07:01
  • Ballmer: IT has opportunities from economic recovery

    Growth will have to come from higher productivity and innovation when the economy begins to recover, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told developers gathered Wednesday in Hyderabad for the company's India edition of the Tech Ed conference.

    Written by John Ribeiro14 May 09 04:24
  • Microsoft delivers mega PowerPoint patch

    As expected, Microsoft today patched a six week-old critical vulnerability in PowerPoint, the presentation maker that's part of the popular Office suite, using a single security update.

    Written by Gregg Keizer13 May 09 08:50
  • PBX killer, Voice CAL coming to OCS in 2010

    Microsoft will ship a new version of its Office Communications Server (OCS) in 2010 and another in the following year or more, according to its TechNet Web site.

    Written by John Fontana16 April 09 09:23