09/01/2007

September 2007 - Satisfaction Data

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner talks about customer satisfaction and partners; a partner field guide to Software+Services; Symantec and Microsoft square off on security; and Oracle makes an SMB play.


News

Microsoft Rolls Out Search Improvements

Microsoft is rolling out changes to its search engine aimed at narrowing the gap between it and market leader Google Inc.


Microsoft Delivers Next Vista Ultimate 'Extra'

Microsoft has released a key "extra" that had been promised for months.


Office 2008 for Mac Coming in January

Office 2008 for Mac will be available in the U.S. beginning next Jan. 15.


First Update for Windows Home Server Released

Windows Home Server (WHS), Microsoft's first-ever server for home use, gets its first update today.


Report Recommends Unbundling Windows From Computers

A European think tank is recommending to the European Commission that computers sold abroad come without any operating system pre-loaded.


Microsoft Revives Exam Second Shot Program

Exam retake program provides opportunity for candidates to retake a failed exam; registration is required.


Microsoft Ships PerformancePoint Server 2007

Microsoft Corp. today officially unveiled PerformancePoint Server 2007, its highly anticipated performance management (PM) software.


Microsoft Loses European Court Appeal

A European court upheld earlier ruling that Microsoft abused its monopoly position on several fronts.


Microsoft Ships BizTalk Server 2006

Microsoft this week released a key update to its SOA-based middleware platform—BizTalk.


Microsoft Alters Windows Files Regardless of Update Settings

Microsoft's update system is changing files on both Windows XP and Windows Vista -- even if a user disables automatic updates. Microsoft, however, calls it built-in behavior and no cause for alarm.


'Patch Tuesday' Fixes Released

As expected, Microsoft's September "Patch Tuesday" update contains fewer security patches than in recent months -- four, to be exact.


Microsoft Document Format Voted Down

Microsoft's first attempt to gain acceptance for its Open XML (OOXML) document format from a critical standards body has failed.


What's Behind the Windows Server 2008 Delay?

Microsoft published almost no details earlier this week with its announcement that Windows Server 2008's release to manufacturing date had slipped.


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