08/01/2006

August 2006 - Strike It Rich

Brand new technologies in Microsoft's upcoming product wave could spell opportunity for creative partners. Also: Getting a handle on virtual project management; how to be a Microsoft supplier; Microsoft Operations Manager 2005


News

Amazon.com Reveals Windows Vista Prices

Microsoft to charge $239 for Windows Vista through retailer Amazon.com's Web site.


Google Bundles Free Apps for Offices

Starting Monday, Google will offer Google Apps for Your Domain, a free package of programs for businesses, universities and other organizations.


Blackboard Scores Key E-Learning Technology Patent

In a move that has shaken up the e-learning community, Blackboard Inc. has been awarded a patent establishing its claims to some of the basic features of the software that powers online education.


EMC on Expansion Tear

EMC Corp. has spent $7 billion buying companies and assets in the past three years, topped by this summer's $2.1 billion deal for RSA Security Inc.


ANALYSIS: Impact of Microsoft's TestKing.com Lawsuit Unclear

When Microsoft filed a federal copyright infringement lawsuit against braindump site Testking.com, many hailed the action. But the suit explores uncharted legal waters, with unpredictable results.


Japan Orders Sony, Dell To Investigate Battery Problems

Japan's trade ministry ordered Sony and Dell to investigate trouble involving Sony-manufactured laptop batteries.


Microsoft Sues 'Cybersquatters'

Microsoft has filed three lawsuits against "cybersquatters" who hope to profit from typo-misdirection-based pay-per-click advertising.


S. Korea to Get New Versions of Windows

Microsoft to release four versions of Windows in South Korea that comply with antitrust ruling.


Microsoft Considers Vista Discounts

Microsoft considers discounts or other promotions during holidays to entice consumers to upgrade PCs to Vista, months before it may hit stores.


UPDATE: Microsoft Disputes PowerPoint Flaw Claim

Microsoft is disputing claims of a zero-day flaw in its PowerPoint application that could allow remote code execution.


Dell: Sony to Keep Supplying Batteries

World's top computer seller still places faith in Sony batteries.


Microsoft Ups Stock Buyback Plan After Tepid Response

Dutch auction brings in only $3.8 billion, far short of $20 billion the company was hoping to repurchase.


Brocade 3Q Earnings Beat the Street

Storage vendor cites strong demand in China among reasons in beating Wall Street estimates.


AMD Gains on Intel with More Dell Business

Dell's newest line of servers and desktops will expand its use of the Intel CPU alternative.


Windows Mobile 5.0 Exams in Development

Scant details available for two new exams for mobile and embedded device developers.


New-Generation Exchange 2007 Exams Coming Soon

Microsoft hints at structure of Exchange Admin track of exams, currently in development phase.


Dell Recalls Fire-Risk Laptop Batteries

World's biggest PC seller to replace 4.1 million notebook computer batteries made by Sony Corp. because they can burst into flames.


Delta Seeks To Outsource 200 IT Jobs to IBM

Delta Air Lines Inc. asked a bankruptcy judge Tuesday to let the nation's third-largest carrier use IBM Corp. rather than its own employees to maintain its computer systems.


Microsoft To Release 12 Patches Tuesday

Microsoft will be releasing 12 patches for Windows and Office this coming Tuesday as part of its monthly 'Patch Tuesday' cycle.


Microsoft's New Voice Recognition Software Suffers Public Glitch

Microsoft Corp. was hoping new voice-recognition software would impress an auditorium full of financial analysts, but a glitch turned the demonstration into a bit of an embarrassment.


Microsoft: Norwegian Reporter Faked Gates Interview

Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday a Norwegian journalist fabricated an interview with Bill Gates.


Microsoft Hands Documents Over to EU

Microsoft Corp. has given the European Union more documents in response to a 2004 antitrust order, but regulators said they do not know yet whether the company will avoid additional fines.


What You're Watching

Star Trek, the Sopranos, Seinfeld and ... the Smurfs?


Building a New Certification

Microsoft Certified Architect makes its officiial debut at launch event.


Partners Get Their Marching Orders on Marketing Vista


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