Microsoft's Internal Tug-of-War: The Open Platform vs. Closed Camps, Who Will Win Out?

Mary Jo Foley looks at Microsoft's back-and-forth decisions on whether its software and other offerings should be locked in to the Windows ecosphere or be available to everyone.

Inside the New Lync Server: Microsoft Pushes into Voice Communications

Microsoft Lync Server is poised to become a major factor in the market for enterprise voice systems.

Microsoft Cites Success of Novell Linux Interop Deal

Microsoft touted its operating system interoperability partnership with Novell on Monday.

Convergence in the Cloud: Dynamics, Azure and Going Hybrid

Microsoft might be "all in" for the cloud -- where it now has competition from and VMware -- but its Dynamics applications will likely benefit most from a hybrid model.

Microsoft Releases Key Specs for Office, Outlook

Microsoft has published closely held technical documentation on Office's proprietary protocols and file formats.

Microsoft and Amazon Ink 'Confidential' IP Deal

Microsoft signed a "patent cross-license" deal with regarding Amazon's Kindle e-reader device and "Linux-based servers."

Microsoft To Disclose IE 9 Details in March

Microsoft plans to talk about Internet Explorer 9 at its MIX 10 event for Web developers next month.

Microsoft Unveils Interoperability Council Efforts

Microsoft on Friday described what it has been doing to improve software interoperability.

Microsoft Joins W3C's Scalable Vector Graphics Effort

Microsoft is joining the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C's) Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Microsoft Word Sales

Microsoft has been ordered to stop selling its Microsoft Word software starting Jan. 11.

IT Heavyweights Back Telecom Cloud Forum

The telecom industry has joined the effort to forge interoperability among cloud providers by forming a consortium backed by some key cloud providers, including Microsoft and IBM.

Interop New York: Customers Press Vendors for Private Clouds

Google, Microsoft and Amazon pitched their respective cloud offerings during the keynote panel session at Interop New York Thursday.

Microsoft and Red Hat: Virtualization 'Frenemies'

Microsoft and Red Hat have validated that their respective Windows and Linux operating systems will run on each other's virtualization platforms.

Microsoft, Others Earn Single Sign-On Cert

Eight identity management products from seven vendors have earned interoperability certification for the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML 2.0) in this summer's round of interoperability testing.

Microsoft Rolls Out App Compatibility Support Line

Microsoft started a new pilot help program last week for IT professionals and developers facing application compatibility issues.

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