April 2007 - Paving the Way: Jumping Into Managed Services

An independent company finds a new niche as a managed services provider and Microsoft Certified Partner; the inside scoop on Microsoft's Partner Advisory Councils on how they can help you; getting a grip on your search skills; more.


Court Favors Microsoft in Patent Fight

The Supreme Court sided with Microsoft Corp. on Monday in a case that restricts the reach of U.S. patents overseas.

Virtual Machine Manager Completely Revamped for Beta 2

New beta called 'quantum leap' by VMM product managers.

Vista, Office Sales Give Microsoft a Strong Q3

Microsoft released solid earnings figures for the third quarter that included debuts of the retail version of Windows Vista and 2007 Office System.

'Longhorn' Server Public Beta Arrives

The next generation Windows Server took the biggest step yet on its long and winding road toward commercial availability when Microsoft announced the release of "Longhorn" Beta 3 Wednesday night.

Pre-Release Vista Versions To Expire in May

If you're still using a pre-release version of Windows Vista, you have a little more than a month to upgrade to a commercial version before you start risking data loss.

Microsoft Preps DNS Mega-Patch

Don't look now, but Microsoft Corp. is prepping still another mega-patch, this time for the Windows DNS vulnerability it first disclosed last week.

Gates Visits China, Urges Tech Investment

Greater investment in technology to improve health care and education would help ease global economic inequality, said Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.

Project 2007 Exam Beta Next Week

Microsoft to put Project exam through paces with beta testers for two weeks starting Tuesday.

BlackBerry Outage Felt Across N. America

Research in Motion confirmed the outage Wednesday morning, but disclosed no details about the cause.

Microsoft Settles Iowa Lawsuit

Microsoft Corp. agreed Wednesday to pay Iowans up to $180 million to settle a class-action lawsuit.

State Department Got Mail -- and Hackers

A break-in targeting State Department computers worldwide last summer occurred after a department employee in Asia opened a mysterious e-mail.

Wireless Security Puts IRS Data at Risk

Internal Revenue Service offices across the nation that use wireless technology are still vulnerable to hackers

Google Expands Office Software

Google Inc. plans to launch software similar to Microsoft Corp.'s popular PowerPoint program.

Seagate 3Q Profit Falls

Intel 1Q Profit Surges 19 Percent

The company said it earned $1.61 billion, or 27 cents per share, in the first three months of the year.

IBM Meets 1Q Earnings Forecast

Microsoft, Adobe Competition Heats Up

Google Acquires DoubleClick for $3.1B

The boards of both companies have approved the takeover, which is expected to close by the end of the year.

Microsoft Foresees More Suits in Japan

A legal battle between Microsoft and Japanese anti-monopoly authorities is likely to conclude next year and might lead to lawsuits or other patent infringement complaints.

Data on Millions of Georgians Lost

A computer disk containing the names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of 2.9 million Medicaid and children's health care recipients is missing.

Microsoft Patches 4 Critical Windows Vulnerabilities

As expected, Microsoft Corp. today published five new security bulletins that patch vulnerabilities in its Windows and Microsoft Content Management Server products.

Windows Users Not Quite Ready for Vista

A Harris Interactive survey shows most users not as willing to upgrade their current systems to install Vista, at least not yet.

Microsoft Patches Windows Vulnerability

Microsoft Corp. released an emergency security patch Tuesday to plug a hole in several versions of Windows

Microsoft Sues Student Software Sellers

Microsoft Corp. has filed five new lawsuits against U.S. companies and individuals it claims sold deeply discounted Windows and Office software intended for students.

The Gold Club

Who made the grade this month...

Postscript: Microsoft, Novell Offer Partnership Progress Report

Channel News: GFI Software Updates Channel Training

Messaging provider partners with trainer to get partners up to speed on new messaging solutions.

Symantec Seeks Partner Feedback

Partners of security giant Symantec Corp. will soon be able to give the company more feedback on its partner program.

Anatomy of the Deal: Symantec Corp. to Acquire Altiris Inc. Jan. 29, 2007

An inside look at prominent deals within the Microsoft partner community. Part of an occasional series.

Channel News: Synnex Buys PC Wholesale

IT supply chain services extends its offerings by snapping up hardware refurbisher.

Has Microsoft Booked a Trip to Vienna?

Vista's release means the work begins on the next Windows. What's next might be an OS you've never seen before.

Homeward Bound

Windows Home Server can help organize a family's digital content, but for partners, it isn't yet a household name.

Attacks on Windows Flaw Rise

Hackers stepped up attacks Friday on computers running some versions of Windows

TJX: At Least 45.7M Card Numbers Stolen

More than two months after first disclosing that hackers accessed customers' financial data from its computers, discount retailer TJX Cos. has revealed that information from at least 45.7 million credit and debit cards was stolen over an 18-month period.

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