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Microsoft Replies to Sen. Grassley on Job Cuts

Microsoft responded to queries about its January jobs cuts sent by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.

Windows Embedded Cert Now Live

Microsoft Learning released exam, certificatin for IT pros working with Windows XP on embedded devices.

Microsoft's CFO Talks Strategy at Goldman Sachs Event

Microsoft's chief finance head on Thursday answered questions about Microsoft's business plans at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference 2009 event in San Francisco.

Microsoft Skills Week Coming in March

Microsoft offers discounts on exams and other incentives to visit your local MCPLS center.

Top MySQL Officials Leave Sun

After months of mounting dissatisfaction with the way Sun Microsystems was evolving the MySQL database, the founders of the popular open source vendor have decided to move on.

Career Assist Combines Second Shot with E-Learning Discounts

Microsoft provides discounts to try its E-Learning courses for those who register for its Second Shot program.

EMC and Microsoft Push Out Virtualization Partnership

EMC and Microsoft formally renewed a partnership on Tuesday, extending their collaborative efforts on virtualization, content management and security solutions for the enterprise market through 2011.

IT Hiring and Salaries Down, but Not Out

Despite gloomy economic projections, IT professionals may fare better than people working in other job sectors this year, according to Computer Economics report.

Channel Gets a Crack at Windows 7

Microsoft has begun aggressively reaching out to the channel to prepare for the release of Windows 7.

Microsoft: Your PBX Is 'Dead'

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out its "launch experience" of Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS) Release 2, a unified communications (UC) product first unveiled in October.

Internal Security Lapse Seen in Fannie Mae Case

Insider threats to data security via theft or sabotage are sure to rise, especially as companies increase employee layoffs during a bad economy.

Outsourcing Uptick May Be Ahead

Amid the current economic uncertainty, some businesses will probably opt to kill existing outsourcing arrangements to cut costs, but some in the industry expect the economic downturn to result in a net gain for outsourcers.

Chips (and Revenues) Are Down for AMD

Things went downhill fast for the world's second largest chipmaker in the fourth quarter of 2008 when revenue slipped to $1.162 billion, 33 percent lower than the fourth quarter of 2007, according company's earnings report.

Microsoft Security Director Steps Down

Redmond's security team is undergoing a revamp with the announcement that Andrew Cushman, director of Microsoft's Security Response Center, will be stepping down to be replaced by group manager Mike Reavey.

Microsoft Lays Off 1,400; More Coming

Microsoft announced lower than expected earnings for its second fiscal quarter said that it will eliminate 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months.

PC Sales Shrink, but Netbooks on the Rise

Gartner's fourth-quarter 2008 report on the PC market, announced last week, reported shrinking global and U.S. sales for the top computer makers.

Microsoft Consolidates Two Online Services Teams

Microsoft is reorganizing two of its online teams -- Live Mesh and Live Services -- by centralizing them under a Windows segment, according to reports from Mary-Jo Foley and Todd Bishop published on Friday.

Microsoft's Workforce May See Pink in Their Future

Pink slips at the world's largest software provider may become a reality soon, according to several reports published this week, citing unnamed sources.

Microsoft's Workforce May See Pink Slips

Pink slips at the world's largest software provider may become a reality soon, according to several reports published this week, citing unnamed sources.

Microsoft Taps Schools To Test Exchange 14

Microsoft has begun ramping up the dialog about its upcoming Exchange 14 mail server solution, which is slated to become the successor to Exchange Server 2007.

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