October 2006 - That's Close Enough!
Keeping a safe distance from Microsoft. Plus: the end of Go-To-Markets; how to make your brand work with Microsoft's; negotiation; Commerce Server 2007; more.
Online small biz software service will launch simultaneously in France, Germany, Japan and UK.
Company wants Vista to include variety of search engines, but refuses to call Microsoft to the carpet officially.
Pirates selling illegal software in online auctions such as eBay taken to court worldwide.
Company attributes rise in earnings on strong server sales, cost-cutting.
Company quietly fixes screen freezing component flaw in several thousand machines used in Maryland.
Counterpane co-founded by cryptologist Bruce Schneier
Microsoft to allow OEMs to offer Vista upgrade for Vista-enabled PCs bought with most recent Windows OS installed.
Google and others say they want search info to help combat copyright infringement, but are denied by the online retailer due to "trade secrets" concerns.
Hacker who cracked DVD copy-protection technology now claims to have done the same with iPods, iTunes.
Hacking into client accounts being investigated by FBI; other brokerage houses also affected.
Newest version of IE challenger improves on search and spyware catching.
Recall, affecting wider swath of laptops, becomes official for U.S. consumers.
In return for allowing Google to display site-related ad links, site can now customize Google searches.
New track features two TS-level exams, one Professional level exam, all aimed squarely at Microsoft Office Project 2007 implementers.
Preliminary information on new Windows Vista exam numbered 70-620 appears on Pearson Vue testing site this week.
e360 Insight's request to have Spamhaus domain name suspended rejected by U.S. judge.
Anti-spam group facing possible loss of domain name plans to appeal $12M judgment.
Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday software developers would no longer need to pay or license technology it provides to help one computer run multiple operating systems at the same time.
Microsoft marketing Vista as a cost savings to businesses in energy consumption, reduced management headache.
Ubiquitous RFID chips can reveal lots of private info, so EU may regulate their manufacture if vendors don't step up with their own efforts.
ThinkPad notebooks will now allow users to encrypt their hard drives at the press of a finger.
Symantec, McAfee and other security vendors to gain access to information needed to make their products work with Vista's security features.
Company says changes to OS will also be made to accommodate EU, Korea.
Long beta testing phases planned for exams aimed at Windows Mobile application developers.
Hormel Foods loses bid to trademark the word known more commonly through frequent usage as "unsolicited e-mails."
New word processing and spreadsheet programs available for free mark the Internet search leader's latest effort to provide alternatives to Microsoft applications.
Three private investigators in Hewlett-Packard Co.'s boardroom spying probe pleaded not guilty to identity theft and other felony charges.
Microsoft released 10 patches, but many organizations didn't get the patches until hours after they were released due to a glitch in Redmond's automatic distribution system.
TV sting operation raises concern among India's outsourcing companies.
Microsoft opens plant in Puerto Rico to make Office 2007, Windows Vista programs.
Microsoft to offer beta test for exam aimed at candidates who work with Windows Server 2003 in a hosted scenario.
Unlicensed copies will run temporarily, slowly restricting access to features over time as copies continue to be used without registration.
Microsoft lodges formal appeal against $357 million EU antitrust fine.
Vocational education classes may be poised for comeback in U.S. high schools.
Semiconductor sales set record at $20.5 billion in August, industry group says.
Derek Jacobs, among youngest in nation to achieve MCSE status when he was 12, killed in motorcycle accident.
While still recovering from last year's disaster, Gulf Coast partners
redouble their efforts to help their hometowns.
CA Inc. is building a network of partners who can take advantage.
RCP readers would rather head to the beach, says one survey.