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Microsoft Mum on Plans for EU Appeal

Microsoft Corp. kept its options open Tuesday on whether it will appeal a landmark antitrust ruling and record $613 million fine imposed by European competition authorities that an EU court upheld last month.

Windows Vista: Learning To Play Nice

Despite Microsoft's efforts so far, incompatibilities still dog the new OS.

Microsoft Ships PerformancePoint Server 2007

Microsoft Corp. today officially unveiled PerformancePoint Server 2007, its highly anticipated performance management (PM) software.

Microsoft Loses European Court Appeal

A European court upheld earlier ruling that Microsoft abused its monopoly position on several fronts.

Microsoft Ships BizTalk Server 2006

Microsoft this week released a key update to its SOA-based middleware platform—BizTalk.

Sun Expands Alliance With Microsoft

Sun Microsystems Inc. will begin building servers with one-time foe Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system installed directly inside of them, instead of forcing customers to install the ubiquitous software on their own or defect to a competitor for one-stop shopping.

Capgemini To Support Google Software

Technology consultancy Capgemini will begin recommending Google Inc.'s online suite of office software to its corporate customers, bolstering the Internet search leader's effort to drum up more sales to big businesses.

Microsoft Antitrust Compliance on Track

Microsoft Corp. has submitted a test version of its Windows Vista operating system with features that make it easier to use non-Microsoft programs to search PC hard drives, according to a report issued by the Justice Department Friday.

Friend and Foe of Microsoft

Symantec's chief John W. Thompson talks about co-opetition with Microsoft, the security market landscape and the company's Software as a Service and open source strategies.

Linux: Pluses...and Minuses

Readers weigh in on Linux and Windows Mobile.

The Need for an Integration Certification

There's a certification program for practically every skill out there -- so why not for intergration? Emmett analyzes author Warren Wyrostek's proposal to fill the integration certification void.

Microsoft and Open Source: Friends or Foes?

Whether it involves choice or price, freedom isn't free. This is especially true in the realm of computer software licensing, where the question isn't if one has to pay for program use and development but rather how, to whom and when.

Spring Web Services 1.0 Released

Java programmers who like the open source Spring Framework can develop applications for Web services using the newly released Spring Web Services 1.0 stack.

Judge's Ruling Signals 'Game Over' for SCO

The Utah federal court judge's ruling on August 10 -- that SuSE Linux distributor Novell does, in fact, own the copyrights to the UNIX operating system -- signals a major legal blow for The SCO Group. It ends a nearly-five-year-old legal campaign that sowed fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) among Linux users and developers.

Longtime Rivals IBM, Sun To Collaborate

Two longtime rivals in computing, IBM Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc., plan to cooperate on some server technologies, a move that could put pressure on their joint competitor Hewlett-Packard Co.

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