October 2006 - That's Close Enough!
Keeping a safe distance from Microsoft. Plus: the end of Go-To-Markets; how to make your brand work with Microsoft's; negotiation; Commerce Server 2007; more.
Long beta testing phases planned for exams aimed at Windows Mobile application developers.
Ubiquitous RFID chips can reveal lots of private info, so EU may regulate their manufacture if vendors don't step up with their own efforts.
Microsoft released 10 patches, but many organizations didn't get the patches until hours after they were released due to a glitch in Redmond's automatic distribution system.
New track features two TS-level exams, one Professional level exam, all aimed squarely at Microsoft Office Project 2007 implementers.
Online small biz software service will launch simultaneously in France, Germany, Japan and UK.
Microsoft opens plant in Puerto Rico to make Office 2007, Windows Vista programs.
Hacker who cracked DVD copy-protection technology now claims to have done the same with iPods, iTunes.
Hacking into client accounts being investigated by FBI; other brokerage houses also affected.
ThinkPad notebooks will now allow users to encrypt their hard drives at the press of a finger.
Microsoft to allow OEMs to offer Vista upgrade for Vista-enabled PCs bought with most recent Windows OS installed.
Google and others say they want search info to help combat copyright infringement, but are denied by the online retailer due to "trade secrets" concerns.
Counterpane co-founded by cryptologist Bruce Schneier
Unlicensed copies will run temporarily, slowly restricting access to features over time as copies continue to be used without registration.
Company wants Vista to include variety of search engines, but refuses to call Microsoft to the carpet officially.
Company says changes to OS will also be made to accommodate EU, Korea.
RCP readers would rather head to the beach, says one survey.
Symantec, McAfee and other security vendors to gain access to information needed to make their products work with Vista's security features.
TV sting operation raises concern among India's outsourcing companies.
Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday software developers would no longer need to pay or license technology it provides to help one computer run multiple operating systems at the same time.
New word processing and spreadsheet programs available for free mark the Internet search leader's latest effort to provide alternatives to Microsoft applications.
In return for allowing Google to display site-related ad links, site can now customize Google searches.
Anti-spam group facing possible loss of domain name plans to appeal $12M judgment.
Three private investigators in Hewlett-Packard Co.'s boardroom spying probe pleaded not guilty to identity theft and other felony charges.
CA Inc. is building a network of partners who can take advantage.
Microsoft marketing Vista as a cost savings to businesses in energy consumption, reduced management headache.
Microsoft lodges formal appeal against $357 million EU antitrust fine.
Recall, affecting wider swath of laptops, becomes official for U.S. consumers.
While still recovering from last year's disaster, Gulf Coast partners
redouble their efforts to help their hometowns.
Pirates selling illegal software in online auctions such as eBay taken to court worldwide.
Hormel Foods loses bid to trademark the word known more commonly through frequent usage as "unsolicited e-mails."
Newest version of IE challenger improves on search and spyware catching.
Company attributes rise in earnings on strong server sales, cost-cutting.
Derek Jacobs, among youngest in nation to achieve MCSE status when he was 12, killed in motorcycle accident.
Microsoft to offer beta test for exam aimed at candidates who work with Windows Server 2003 in a hosted scenario.
Vocational education classes may be poised for comeback in U.S. high schools.
Semiconductor sales set record at $20.5 billion in August, industry group says.
Preliminary information on new Windows Vista exam numbered 70-620 appears on Pearson Vue testing site this week.
Company quietly fixes screen freezing component flaw in several thousand machines used in Maryland.
e360 Insight's request to have Spamhaus domain name suspended rejected by U.S. judge.