March 2006 - Get Ready for Software as a Service
Microsoft's roadmap for 2006, Software Asset Management, landing great customer references, more.
From the business wires this week: Idera gets Front Runner status, BizTalk and NAP supporters, and recent Microsoft product delays.
Microsoft lawyers maintain that company has complied more than necessary, but still faces major fines if found in violation of 2004 antitrust order.
Third-party vendors come to customers' rescue, but what are the risks of using a fix that isn't Microsoft approved?
Registration for Microsoft's 2006 MCT program opens up Monday, April 3.
Investigation not pending, but commission wonders about integration of new features that can put Microsoft back into antitrust violation.
Singapore slides from first to second in World Economic Forum's "network readiness index"
Increase sought on H-1B visas for high-tech workers from cap of 65,000 per year to 115,000 per year.
European Union turing to the Internet to get public debate rolling on defining EU's future direction.
New innovations, Gates' trusted computing initiative of 2002 continue to keep Vista developers on their collective toes.
Office biz exec Steve Sinofsky moved to Windows group.
Microsoft Research puts $1.2 milion into project to develop software that can interpret signatures as well as produce 3-D drawings based on sketches.
The Redmond giant missing delivery by the holiday shopping season may benefit other parts of the consumer electronics industry, say analysts.
With Intel-based Mac machines now widely available, hackers find a way to get it done. One site even offers contest with prize money.
From the business wires this week: an Exchange search tool, Windows backup products, and SQL Server monitoring and managing tools.
Cell phones doing more; computer, TV technology converging closer, says Microsoft chairman
The IT training provider deepens its European operations in 12 countries.
Credit card data on Bananas.com music and gear Web site compromised, with several victims coming forward.
New exam provides MCDBAs with short path to MCITP; new developer exams for application developers now available
New Internet attacks targeting computers that manage global Internet traffic has potential to overwhelm popular Web sites and disrupt e-mails
From the business wires this week: a file transfer client/server for heterogenous environments, SQL Server and Exchange backup solutions, and a site for SOA resources.
Microsoft's Learning Group updates MCP numbers on its Web site; new titles are not included in MCP census.
From the business wires this week: an application deployer, a password recovery solution, Web content filter for Active Directory, more.
Microsoft investing in phone system to reach out and touch more partners.
Company plans crossover with partner program.