April 2006 - Navigating Microsoft: A Guide to Redmond's Corporate Maze

Partner perspectives on Microsoft's partner program, Bill Gates' vision for a digital decade, building successful partnerships, Allison Watson on partner tools for profitability, SBS Server 2003 and much more.


PC Shipments Rise in Q1

While PC sales are on the uptick, Dell still manages to lose ground to rivals HP and Lenovo.

Microsoft Cleared in Class-Action Lawsuit

Consumers who bought PCs with Microsoft software preinstalled on systems or on purchased PCs from resellers can't sue for antitrust violations, says federal appeals court.

Microsoft Request for Novell's EU Docs Rejected

Massachusetts court denies Microsoft's request to force Novell to hand over EU papers that may help in antitrust case.

Lenovo: Genuine, Licensed Windows on Most of Its Chinese PCs

Officials at the largest Chinese PC manufacturer tells Microsoft that most of its Chinese PCs now have legitimate, licensed Windows installed.

Server, Heal Thyself

Zenprise 2.0's diagnostics management add-on for Microsoft Exchange gets an update with self-healing capabilities, more integrated troubleshooting reference material.

Winternals Sues Best Buy

Texas software company alleges that Best Buy's Geek Squad subsidiary is using unlicensed copies of Winternals' diagnosis tools.

Chinese Company Founder Buys Windows Licenses

Founder extends goodwill gesture in hopes of promoting use of genuine versions of Windows software.

IBM Puts Security In the Chip

Claims tighter security with new encryption chip

IT Weekly Roundup, April 7

From the business wires this week: a NFS server, network and computer monitoring tools, an asset discovery solution, and more.

Dell Ramps Up Recycling Efforts

As PC growth increases, consumers and environmental groups demand manufacturers do more to properly dispose of resulting, rising e-waste.

Microsoft to Triple Xbox 360 Titles in Japan

Xbox tries to make headway by growing to 80 game titles, as Sony Playstation 3 is delayed.

More Japanese Companies Spying on Employee PC Usage

Data leaks, file sharing among top reasons companies cite for increased monitoring of PC activities.

Microsoft's MSN Search Restored

Microsoft Corp.'s MSN search engine stopped working for about four hours Thursday.

Apple Gets Windows XP Working on Intel-based Macs

Company beta tests new software that bypasses kludgy emulation software and allows installation of Windows XP directly onto Intel-based Macs.

Anatomy of the Deal

This is the first in an occasional series offering an inside look at prominent deals in the Microsoft partner community.

New Tools for Driving Partner Profits

A conversation with Microsoft VP Allison Watson.

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