Microsoft Hits New Lows in 4Q Report

Microsoft's financials continued to decline, with the company reporting $13.1 billion in revenue for its fiscal fourth-quarter -- a 17 percent decrease compared with last year's fourth quarter.

Intel's Xeon Adds Metal to Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Microsoft and Intel on Wednesday touted the ability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM to expand to meet multiple user needs when powered by Intel's Xeon 5500 processor.

Tech-Ed: Windows Timeline Unveiled at Keynote

The opening keynote address at Tech-Ed on Monday featured Bill Veghte, senior vice president of Windows business, who described a number of upcoming milestones for Microsoft's new products.

SQL Server To Get Real-Time Boost

The next release of Microsoft's SQL Server database, code-named "Kilimanjaro," will offer master data management (MDM) and support real-time data feeds for business intelligence (BI), reporting and analytics, the company revealed today.

Middleware Market Hits the Brakes in 2009

The middleware software market has entered the slow lane in 2009, according to a Gartner report announced on Wednesday.

Tuesday's Patch Will Target PowerPoint Security

Microsoft plans to roll out only one "critical" patch on Tuesday, affecting PowerPoint, for its May security update.

Microsoft Testing Cloud-Based Data Sharing

Microsoft announced that it is seeking customers willing to test their databases in a cloud-based data connectivity project.

SQL Speed Secrets

Wait-time analysis can help improve performance by focusing on how long applications take to respond to queries.

Windows 7 RC Released to Microsoft's Subscribers

The release candidate (RC) of Windows 7, Microsoft's newest operating system, can be downloaded today by Microsoft TechNet and MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) subscribers.

Rumor: Windows 7 Release in October

The general release date for Windows 7 on new PCs could be as early as this October, according to an Acer executive.

Microsoft Expands Cloud Services Partner Network

Microsoft on Monday stepped up its services push by announcing a partner-driven effort to deliver hosted Microsoft applications in 19 countries.

Windows 7 RC Dates Disclosed; 'XP Mode' Unveiled

Microsoft provided a couple of Windows 7 tidbits on Friday, confirming the availability of Windows 7 release candidate (RC) and describing a forthcoming virtualization capability in the new operating system.

Microsoft's Third-Quarter Revenues Drop

Microsoft announced its fiscal third-quarter results for 2009, which showed an overall six percent decrease in revenue compared with last year's Q3 result.

Oracle's Sun Acquisition Spells Uncertainty for Java, Database Developers

Oracle's agreement to acquire Sun will reshape the landscape of tools and platforms for Java and database developers, but it also means a change in emphasis -- or even the demise -- of some key tools, development platforms and databases.

Sun To Be Acquired by Oracle

Oracle today said it has agreed to acquire Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of cash and debt.

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