Google's long-percolating application development environment, the Google App Engine, is now generally available to the public at large, the company said today.
- By John K. Waters
Sometime this summer, Microsoft plans to roll out Service Pack 1 for Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 according to a recent team blog announcement.
Senior Technical Account Manager at Microsoft New Zealand Nick MacKechnie posted on his MSDN blog that Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 is coming in the "third quarter" of this year.
Microsoft released an international beta of its Office Live Workspace (OLW) suite of productivity tools. The company also quietly launched an Office Live Update last week.
Microsoft now wants to buy just a part of Yahoo, according to the latest rumors hitting the dailies.
As reported last week, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta), a group that advises the British government on education technology issues, referred a complaint to the European Commission about the impact of Microsoft's interoperability issues in education.
Cross-platform developers can now download the source code for Moonlight, the open source project chartered with building a Silverlight runtime for Linux.
- By Kathleen Richards
Talks between Microsoft and Yahoo are back on the table again, but maybe not about the acquisition bid.
Microsoft and One Laptop per Child announced an agreement Thursday to put Windows XP Professional on OLPC XO laptops in emerging markets along with Linux.
Microsoft last week released a beta version of its Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool on the Microsoft Connect site.
- By Michael Domingo
On Tuesday, Redmond rolled out four patches for the month of May as expected, with three deemed "Critical" and one "Moderate."
- By Jabulani Leffall
A preview version of the server for small-to-medium businesses is now available, according to a Microsoft announcement that included pricing and licensing details.
A consultancy to the U.K. government has forwarded complaints about Microsoft's licensing and interoperability practices to the European Commission (EC), according to an announcement issued by the Becta consulting group yesterday.
Three patches will target critical remote code execution exploits in Microsoft Office, Publisher and the Jet Database Engine.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Microsoft said that users of Windows XP can now gain access to Service Pack 3 through Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center.