CNET is reporting this morning that Microsoft and Yahoo are now talking, at least informally, about the merger. CNET reporter Dawn Kawamoto cites an unnamed source for the information. "Yahoo has shown some willingness to have a conversation and talk," the source said.
Microsoft this morning revealed to developers the expected next steps in the software development kit (SDK) for the Office Open XML (OOXML) file format specification.
- By Michael Desmond
Novell, a sponsor of the open source Mono project, issued an announcement today that a new development tool, called MonoDevelop 1.0, will be available for download at the end of this week.
Microsoft rolled out four "critical" security bulletins -- all with as many as 12 remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities, according to security experts.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Sun, Microsoft are working together to develop a set of guidelines for implementing Exchange Server 2007 on Sun server and storage hardware.
- By Michael Domingo
Enterprise solution provider Software AG announced its webMethods Application Modernization Suite -- software designed to bring service-oriented architecture (SOA) technology and other improvements to standard mainframe infrastructures.
Microsoft announced that it will be releasing four patches, all rated critical because they allow remote-code execution, and all involving Microsoft Office in some way.
A Document Interoperability Initiative was announced by Microsoft today.
With a name like "Cult of the Dead Cow" you know these guys are probably up to no good, and they are living up to expectations with the release of Goolag Scan, a tool to automate the use of search engines to scan for vulnerable applications, back doors and sensitive information on Web sites.
- By William Jackson
Microsoft's Students to Business portal pairs U.S. college students working toward IT careers with companies who are looking to fill entry-level IT positions.
- By Michael Domingo
After nearly three months of private beta testing, Microsoft Office Live Workspace is being rolled out worldwide as a full public beta.
In a major shift of position, the next release of Microsoft's widely deployed Internet Explorer browser will set standards-based rendering as the default, a move that will impact how developers build and deploy Web content.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft's SaaS initiatives gets kickstarted with online betas of Exchange Server 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007.
According to blogger Nicholas Carr, Microsoft may be preparing to make a major Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) announcement soon, possibly at its Mix '08 conference this week in Las Vegas
A hypothetical to-do list for Microsoft's hypothetical Yahoo takeover.
- By Mary Jo Foley