Tech Skills Need Means More Vocational Classes at High School Level

Vocational education classes may be poised for comeback in U.S. high schools.

SQL Slip Up

What happens when a query goes wrong -- very, very wrong.

IT Gone Bad

Spying, blackmailing and thievery -- are there criminals in your IT shop?

Teen MCSE, Medical Microchip Pioneer, Succumbs

Derek Jacobs, among youngest in nation to achieve MCSE status when he was 12, killed in motorcycle accident.

High-Tech Firms Get Small-Town Benefits

A dusty gravel driveway leads to an old house once occupied by an Appalachian family. Next door is a little shack that sells hot dogs and ice cream, and a few miles away is a series of coal processing plants.

Another Microsoft Exec Leaves

John Lauer, who headed Microsoft’s Small and Midsize Solutions & Partner Group, announced he is leaving the company to launch his own startup.

Microsoft Revises BI Cert Lineup

Microsoft has changed the requirements for its MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer title, no longer requiring passage of three exams.

Gateway Rejects Buyout Offer

Gateway has rejected an unsolicited $450 million bid for its retail business from eMachines founder Lap Shun Hui.

More Layoffs Expected with Intel Overhaul

Speculation is swirling that Intel will be cutting thousands of jobs in its latest restructuring effort.

11th Annual Salary Survey -- In the Money

Salaries have gone up for the third time in as many years, according to the 11th annual survey of compensation and benefits. So, are you getting what you deserve?

Time Is Money

Relocating and long commutes can be a waste of money and morale.

Microsoft Awards Execs with Millions in Stock

Several Microsoft execs received millions of dollars in stock awards as part of compensation program that the company rejiggered several years ago.

Where Did Microsoft Put 10,000 New Employees?

Microsoft hired 10,000 new employees in fiscal 2006, which ended on June 30 -- the most ever in a single year in the company's more than 31-year history.

Anatomy of a Deal: Software ONE Inc. and Softwarepipeline AG

Licensing behemoth and VAR combine services.

Blackboard Scores Key E-Learning Technology Patent

In a move that has shaken up the e-learning community, Blackboard Inc. has been awarded a patent establishing its claims to some of the basic features of the software that powers online education.

ANALYSIS: Impact of Microsoft's Lawsuit Unclear

When Microsoft filed a federal copyright infringement lawsuit against braindump site, many hailed the action. But the suit explores uncharted legal waters, with unpredictable results.

Microsoft Sues Testing Materials Vendor

Microsoft has filed a federal lawsuit against testing materials vendor TestKing, alleging that the company is illegally selling the actual answers to its certification exams.

Ex-CEO Gets Some Credit for HP Surge

Although Carly Fiorina was sacked in one of the most humbling ousters in corporate America, her initial moves to reinvigorate Hewlett-Packard Co. are now paying off in HP's healthy profit and recent stock surge.

New-Generation Exchange 2007 Exams Coming Soon

Microsoft hints at structure of Exchange Admin track of exams, currently in development phase.

High-Profile Developer Jumps the Windows Live Ship

A recent high-profile Microsoft hire, brought onboard to work on Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie's Windows Live vision, has suddenly announced his pending departure, citing a pullback on plans he had signed on to implement.

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