May 2006 - You Can Grow Your Own Way
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Citing Microsoft Corp.'s lapses under part of a landmark antitrust settlement, the Justice Department said Friday it wants to extend by two years its oversight of some of the company's business practices until at least November 2009.
Microsoft lawyers contend that EU fines don't fit the infraction; seek reduction or outright end to EU suit.
Research firm predicts release of Vista in late spring of 2007; Microsoft thinks it can make early 2007.
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday released new test versions of what company co-founder Bill Gates called its three most important products.
HP bests Wall Street estimate of 49 cents per share by a nickel.
Amid stiffening competition, computer maker Dell Inc. said Monday its fiscal first-quarter results will miss earnings targets, blaming the shortfall on "pricing decisions."
NEC Corp. and Microsoft Corp. plan to expand their business partnership in the networking and server businesses.
A provision to significantly increase high-tech worker visas quietly added to sweeping immigration bill.
Gates gets rockstar-like treatment as thousands come out to greet him during his visit to give Vietnamese high-tech efforts a boost.
Intel chips sweep through the Mac landscape; what's left to complete the transition are high-end Macs.
Windows Live Search, competitor to Google Search, offered as a free download.
As expected, Microsoft Corp. today released three new security bulletins today as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday announcement, with two of the patches being rated as "critical."
Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said the Windows Vista operating system is still on track for early January shipment.
While Windows Vista gets all the attention, embedded version of Windows quietly being revamped.
Microsoft Corp. announces release of software that aims to better protect people who use Windows from Internet attacks.
Redmond giant's latest antitrust court drama begins Monday.
Microsoft Corp. has told about 1,000 technology contract workers to take seven days off the job, without Microsoft pay, in a cost-saving move.
DOJ to continue keeping an eye on Microsoft's business practices for two more years.
Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer told investors Wednesday to be patient as the world's largest software company spends time and money developing new products and entering new markets.
Field report from the Microsoft Management Summit in San Diego
Latest effort to obtain documents in its EU antitrust case fails.
Microsoft finally gives BizTalk Server exam a workout in front of beta exam candidates this week.
Microsoft opens up exam discounts to registered members of its Partner program, allows discount to be combined with exam retake offer.
market-leading browser faces competition from smaller players.
Rivals Symantec and McAfee band together to bust eBay software pirates.
Truce in lawsuit will have company paying out $70 million to California government agencies.
South Korea rejected appeal by Microsoft to overturn an antitrust decision against the world's largest software company.
Company's corporate restructuring designed to allow Microsoft Corp. to make decisions more quickly, says top exec.
U.S. chip maker Intel Corp. will design cheaper computers to be made by manufacturers in India for the country's rural poor.
From the business wires: a tool for monitoring Web apps, SharePoint connectors, and a self-extracting file compression program.
Gaming goes cross-platform, as Microsoft extends offerings to cell phones and upcoming Windows Vista.
As expected, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates announced the beginning of Beta 2 for three products key to the company's future during his keynote at this week's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Seattle.
Microsoft Business Solutions Group's annual Convergence conference, which focuses on the company's business applications, drew thousands of customers and partners to Dallas in late March.
Microsoft developed technology for people to pay by the hour to use
a computer in their own homes.
Since leaving Microsoft seven years ago, Sam Jadallah has stayed close to
the industry and Microsoft. Currently, he's a general partner at the Menlo
Park, Calif., venture capital firm Mohr Davidow Ventures. One of the sectors
he invests in for the firm is software, which makes his inside knowledge
of Microsoft highly valuable. In an e-mail interview with Redmond Channel
Partner magazine, Jadallah assessed the changes in the Microsoft Partner
Program since his departure.
Free Standards Group releases latest desktop standard set of components.
From the business wires this week: a server password management app, .NET rules and Group Policy tools, an enterprise security report solution, and more.
Symantec accused Microsoft of misappropriating its intellectual property and breach of contract.
More than 300 Best Buy employees now certified under training and certification program, jointly developed with Microsoft.
Besides changing Systems Management Server’s name this week, Microsoft opened the veil on new features coming in the next major release, dubbed "Systems Center Configuration Manager 2007."