March 2008 - Chasing Yahoo!
Will Microsoft's takeover bid for Yahoo be enough to challenge Google? Plus, we ask if Office PerformancePoint Server is worth the price; it's time to make peace with Windows firewall; we review some of the best project management software around; and much more.
Microsoft's Trustworthy Academic Advisory Board has been keeping tabs on security issues -- external as well as internal -- that continue to challenge Microsoft's developers. Here's a peek into the board, which marks five years on watch.
The time may be right for Redmond's acquisition, but there are planty of obstacles littering the road to a smooth technical merging of Microsoft and Yahoo.
At first glance, Redmond's new server looks like a solid solution for business intelligence.
Too intimidated to enable your Windows XP and Windows Vista Firewall? Be afraid no more.
Using ActivIdentity 4TRESS AAA Server and ActivIdentity Client can provide greater protection for network assets.
DigiScope can save you hours of searching for lost e-mail messages.
We're so passionate about virtualization, we're launching a magazine and a Web site all about it.
They may never become products, but you can still use these utilities today.
Foley on Microsoft
A hypothetical to-do list for Microsoft's hypothetical Yahoo takeover.
Need to change a security permission? Mr. Roboto has the command-line tool you'll need.
A consultant learns the hard way to verify information with his own eyes.
The government is stepping in to help you protect your systems. Just be prepared for a lot of acronyms.
Windows Server 2008's Group Policy Preferences makes balancing your security needs with users' preferences a little easier.
Security experts warn of rise in "poisoning" of thousands of Web pages via iFrame exploit.
Want Windows XP SP3 for real? You can't have it now, but there is a beta Refresh to play with in the mean time.
PCs made by Hewlett-Packard, Gateway, China's Lenovo and others couldn't be upgraded to Vista Service Pack 1 if they were using certain Intel chipsets.
Gartner predicted that worldwide PC shipments will be up 10.9 percent this year over last, although it also warned that strains on the economy could drop that number.
Windows XP service pack 3 will have its release-to-manufacturing debut in April of this year, according to the Tech ARP Web site.
Microsoft last week made available its set of IT deployment tools and practices called Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008.
Microsoft confirmed "very limited, targeted" attacks on an open Word security flaw. The company is researching a patch.
A calculation-error bug in Microsoft Office Excel 2003, which was acknowledged by Microsoft last Friday, has been resolved with a security update.
Microsoft announced the availability of Windows Vista SP1 via Windows Update. The company has also posted the upgrade to its download site.
Microsoft admitted on Friday that a patch it released last week is causing Excel 2003 to make some incorrect calculations.
According to numerous reports on the Web, Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows XP SP3 may both be released this week, possibly as soon as Tuesday.
Microsoft unveiled a new Web site yesterday that provides resources for developers to improve and test the accessibility of their applications.
A Windows Home Server bug that's corrupting some users' data won't be fixed until June, Microsoft announced this week.
Microsoft chairman implored Congress and the President to "act decisively" to ensure that the country maintain global leadership in technology innovation.
Microsoft releases three new exams for its newest network operating system in March.
Microsoft rolled out four "critical" security bulletins -- all with as many as 12 remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities, according to security experts.
Court papers suggest that Microsoft's change of heart earlier this year to open up Windows Vista virtualization licensing may have been influenced by litigation.
Sun, Microsoft are working together to develop a set of guidelines for implementing Exchange Server 2007 on Sun server and storage hardware.
Apple has announced a forthcoming update to its iPhone 2.0 software that will include built-in support for Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync.
A computing research organization said that enrollments and degrees at United States-based computer science departments dropped further in 2006 and 2007.
Microsoft's Students to Business portal pairs U.S. college students working toward IT careers with companies who are looking to fill entry-level IT positions.
Microsoft announced that it will be releasing four patches, all rated critical because they allow remote-code execution, and all involving Microsoft Office in some way.
Microsoft ushered in two highly anticipated betas: the first public downloads of Internet Explorer 8 and Silverlight 2.
After nearly three months of private beta testing, Microsoft Office Live Workspace is being rolled out worldwide as a full public beta.
Microsoft's SaaS initiatives gets kickstarted with online betas of Exchange Server 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Microsoft to cut prices on Windows Vista. The timing of the price cut would coincide with the retail availability of Vista Service Pack 1.
A Microsoft blog post states that "some" Exchange 2007 administrators experienced an error processing the February 29 date.
The company's "Vista Capable" standard appears to have been partially influenced by decision to help Intel sell components with lower graphic capabilities.
Citrix's Peter Levine discusses the company's Windows and open source virtualization strategies, as well as coopetition with Microsoft.