11/01/2006

November 2006 - Partners in Security

Microsoft looks to lock down a new market. Plus: Microsoft Visio 2003, Software as a Service, Microsoft Financing, and marketing tips galore.


News

SCO Case: Linux Code Claims Tossed

U.S. judge tosses most of SCO Group Inc. claims over Linux code


U.S. Warns of Financial Cyber Attack

The government issued an alert Thursday to U.S. stock market and banking Web sites about a possible Internet attack


Companies Face New Rules on Keeping Data

U.S. companies will need to know more about where they store e-mails, instant messages and other electronic documents


Microsoft to Release Pro Vista on Thurs.

Businesses get first crack at buying Microsoft's long-anticipated Windows upgrade.


Romanian Indicted for Hacking in U.S.

A Romanian national was indicted on charges of hacking into more than 150 U.S. government computers, including NASA and Energy Dept.


Spam Growing in Europe: Report

EU report says that 50-80 percent of all e-mails are junk e-mails, with much of it coming from outside the EU nations.


Businesses Split on Patent Case

Review of gas pedal patents by U.S. Supreme Court being watched closely by tech companies like Microsoft, others because of impact on software patent laws.


Microsoft Banks on Business Upgrades

New software line-up, including a SharePoint Server update, aimed at improving business processes.


Microsoft Delivers Windows Docs to EU

EU in process of certifying whether documentation complies with anti-trust order.


Report: Data Agency Broke Privacy Laws

EU alleges that SWIFT violated data protection laws in transferring data to U.S. to aid in anti-terror investigations.


Vista, Office, Exchange Certs on Track

Microsoft follows product releases with new-generation certifications that focus more on job skills.


EU: New Fines if Microsoft Docs Not Turned Over

EU says Microsoft still short of supplying data to comply with 2004 order.


Microsoft Issues 'Zero-Day' XML Core Patch, 5 Others

As expected, Microsoft today issued six patches for a variety of security issues, including an XML vulnerability considered to be "zero day."


Gates Touts Vista Launch

Launch might exceed Windows XP expectations, says Redmond chairman.


Jury Selection Starts in Microsoft Antitrust in Iowa

Hundreds of potential jurors report for duty in Microsoft lawsuit.


Microsoft's Zune Debuts

Zune music player is Microsoft's latest entertainment foray


CompUSA to Offer Early Sales of Vista

Small business customers will have access to OS early, much like enterprise businesses. Consumers still have to wait for January 30th.


Teen Faces Jail for Tapping Wireless

Singapore teen faces 3 years' jail for tapping into another's wireless Internet.


Sun Sets Java Code Free

Sun Microsystems releases its Java technology as open-source project.


The Sound of Vista

Microsoft turns to musician Robert Fripp to create many of Vista's sounds, including signature start-up sound.


November Patch Tuesday To Come with 6 Fixes

Advanced security bulletin refers to an XML flaw and five other Windows flaws deemed "critical"; unknown whether security rollup addresses recent Visual Studio flaw.


Gates: Vista Survived Rival Challenges

Windows Vista that will be delivered won't be a version "castrated" by EU or software rivals, says Microsoft chairman.


Microsoft Completes Work on Vista

Windows Vista gold code now released to manufacturing.


Microsoft to Offer Live Search in India

In January, Indian mobile users will have access to Microsoft's search engine; service announced as part of Microsoft $1.7 billion investment in the country.


McAfee Aims to Block Problem Problem Sites

Security vendor, as well as competitors, will offer ways to defend against phishing sites and other Internet attacks.


Chile Arrests 4 Alleged Hackers

Police nab suspects responsible for hacking into goverment sites in South America, Asia and United States.


Office 2007 Code Finished, Microsoft Says

Microsoft's newest suite released to manufacturing, with delivery to coincide with Windows Vista.


Microsoft’s Novell Deal -- What’s It All About

Analysis: Once bitter rivals now working on a peaceful relationship in business and desktop realms.


Microsoft, Novell Join Forces

Longtime rivals will work to make Windows and Linux work more smoothly for business customers.


Former CA CEO Gets 12 Years

Ex-CEO of Computer Associates sentenced to 12 years in prison in accounting fraud.


Windows Vista for Biz Will Be Out Nov. 30

Consumer version will hit shelves at end of January.


Fore!

As a group, you certainly enjoy the links.


Anatomy of the Deal: Microsoft and Cisco

Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc., Sept. 6, 2006


Books: The New Leadership Landscape

Fresh leadership insights from Harvard Business School Press.


Redmond to Small Businesses: Ride the Wave

Microsoft speakers at the SMB Nation conference talk up forthcoming releases, drawing a mixed response.


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