Microsoft Exec Describes Azure Services Vision

Microsoft executive David Treadwell today provided a few more details about the company's Azure Services Platform in a Webinar aimed at the investment community.

November's Patch Addresses Two Windows App Exploits

Redmond rolled out two patches on Tuesday -- one deemed "critical" and one "important."

Live Mesh Apps Unveiled by Microsoft Lab

Microsoft has developed four demonstration applications that showcase its Live Mesh cloud-based data synchronization service, according to a report issued on Tuesday by veteran Microsoft watcher, Mary-Jo Foley.

Yang to Microsoft: Buy Yahoo

Yahoo's CEO at a tech conference admits to second-guessing the Microsoft offer and offers his assessment of the Google deal gone bad.

Only 2 Fixes Expected on Patch Tuesday

IT pros can expect one of the lightest Patch Tuesdays in recent memory this month as Redmond indicated there would only be two patches -- one critical, one important.

Microsoft: Software More Secure, but Malware Is Growing Threat

The number of software vulnerabilities in the first half of 2008 dropped 4 percent compared with the previous six months and a respectable 19 percent from the first half of 2007.

OASIS Forms ODF Interop Committee

OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) has formed a new committee to foster interoperability and conformance with the OpenDocument Format (ODF) standard, according to an announcement issued on Monday by the not-for-profit consortium.

PDC: Microsoft Office To Be Available as a Service

Microsoft Office users soon will be able to open, create and edit files using "lightweight" hosted versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Office To Be Available as a Service

Office users soon will be able to open, create and edit files using "lightweight" hosted versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, Microsoft announced.

Microsoft Releases Virtual Machine Manager

Microsoft released System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM 2008), the second major component of its virtualization strategy.

First Look: 3.0

Sun Microsystems this week announced the release of the latest version of its open source office suite, 3.0 (OO3).

Ballmer Drops Hints About Windows 7, Cloud Computing

Microsoft's CEO talked about Windows 7 and the company's vision for syncing up applications in the Internet cloud at a Gartner-sponsored event on Thursday.

Microsoft Posts Touchless SDK on Codeplex

A software project by a Columbia University computer science student to eliminate the need for multiple hardware-based touch interfaces is now on Microsoft's Codeplex site.

Microsoft Unleashes Tool For Web Developers

Web App Installer centralized management of ASP.NET and PHP-based open source Web apps.

Busy October Patch Cycle Comes Around with 11 Fixes

Security-minded admins have their work cut out for them, as Microsoft coughs up 11 fixes in its October patch cycle.

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