July 2006 - Microsoft: World's Biggest Brand
Partners get behind the most powerful marketing icon. Plus, Virtual PC 2004; Microsoft's Partner program revamp -- three years later; and how to get Microsoft haters on your side.
Seoul High Court shoots down request for a stay on sanction against the Redmond giant for antitrust.
Microsoft Corp. issued seven patches to fix a variety of flaws, five of which the company has deemed "critical" -- its highest security rating.
Microsoft streamlines its training and sales divisions and gets beat on by the EU and South Korea. Also, IE7 beta 3 ships and Office 2007 is delayed.
Microsoft Corp. and Nortel Networks Corp. have formed a four-year alliance to develop and sell products that aim to give people more sophisticated
ways to communicate with each other.
The EU fined Microsoft Corp. $357 million and threatened more penalties, saying the company failed to obey a 2004 antitrust order to share technical information with rivals.
Microsoft Corp.'s customers will never again face as long a wait between new versions of Windows software as they're enduring now, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer vowed Tuesday.
Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. are beginning a limited test of plans to make their instant messaging systems work together.
Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said there was an 80 percent chance the company's next-generation operating system, Vista, would be ready in January.
Business software maker SAP AG said its net profit rose 43 percent in the second quarter on higher U.S. revenues and better margins.
Personal information on 72 worker's compensation claimants was stolen from Sentry Insurance and later sold over the Internet, the company said.
Info storage leader goes deep with latest acquisition.
Margo Day, who has run the U.S. Partner Group for five years, and Robert Deshaies, U.S. V.P. for SMS&P, swap responsibilities, beginning in July.
Ballmer takes wraps off hosted CRM app at partner confab.
Microsoft Corp. has filed 26 lawsuits accusing U.S. companies of selling pirated software, the latest move in its ramped-up efforts to boost sales by cracking down on illegal copies.
European Union regulators fines Redmond and warns that the company needs to make sure it doesn't get into the same trouble again.
European Commission to levy more fines against Microsoft due to noncompliance with EU antitrust order to share information with rivals.
Microsoft releases exam for business process management experts after a successful beta test last month.
A leading computer security company quietly fixed a dangerous design flaw months ago, but did not warn businesses and U.S. government agencies until Friday.
Microsoft Corp. plans to license a technology for manipulating three-dimensional images as part of the company's efforts to make more money from its in-house research and development.
Unified communications experts who pass Exam 70-262 will earn coveted MCTS title.