September 2006 - Don't Be Afraid of Microsoft Consulting
SVP Rick Devenuti explains how partners can work with Microsoft's consulting services. Also: Selling supply chain services, Q&A with Robert Deshaies, luring venture capital your way, Small Business Acccounting, more.
Battery headaches grow as more recalls announced from Dell, Toshiba and Fujitsu
IBM Corp. is recalling 526,000 laptop batteries worldwide made by Sony Corp.
Symantec Corp. accused Microsoft Corp. of abusing its monopoly in deciding which security products can run on its upcoming operating system.
CA Inc. is so confident in its products, it is offering up to $1,500 for computer repairs should users of its anti-virus software get infected.
An overhaul of how Microsoft deals with disability access technologies will take form in the next generation of the company's flagship programs.
Developers who build Web applications are more concerned about security, while corporate resources and processes that increase application security aren’t as forthcoming.
Microsoft Corp. released an out-of-cycle patch for a critical vulnerability in Windows and IE relating to Vector Markup Language.
Most virus writers no longer seeking widespread fame but money and maintaining anonymity in the process of obtaining it via botnets, says security vendor.
Japanese electronics maker plans to recall 340,000 notebook computer batteries, some manufactured by Sony Corp.
The White House has chosen an industry information security specialist as its cybersecurity chief, filling a job that has had no permanent director for a year.
Microsoft scrambles to update Windows Media after a hacker released a program that circumvents a safeguard designed to prevent people from freely copying digital movies and songs.
RSA Security Inc. said its shareholders approved the company's $2.1 billion acquisition by data storage provider EMC Corp.
John Lauer, who headed Microsoft’s Small and Midsize Solutions & Partner Group, announced he is leaving the company to launch his own startup.
One of the last remaining consumer class-action antitrust lawsuits filed against Microsoft Corp. in a state court is set to go to trial in November, and Bill Gates is on the witness list.
European Union officials warned Microsoft not to shut out rivals in the security software market.
Microsoft Corp. plans to officially launch its updated and renamed Internet search engine, the latest step in a massive effort to make headway against market leaders Yahoo and Google.
Microsoft is rebranding its Retail Management System to become another
offering in its line of Microsoft Dynamics business products.
Microsoft will broaden distribution of the first "release candidate" of Windows Vista to as many as five million testers beginning this week, after sending initial versions out late last week.
Sun Microsystems and Unisys have filed a lawsuit against Hynix Semiconductor in the United States, apparently seeking damages related to a federal probe into price-fixing of memory chips.
Quest Software announced it is shipping an administration tool designed to simplify management of sites based on Microsoft SharePoint technologies.
Speculation is swirling that Intel will be cutting thousands of jobs in its latest restructuring effort.
Gateway has rejected an unsolicited $450 million bid for its retail business from eMachines founder Lap Shun Hui.
Several Microsoft execs received millions of dollars in stock awards as part of compensation program that the company rejiggered several years ago.
GFI Software is looking to broaden its channel of Microsoft-focused value-added resellers and partners.
Licensing behemoth and VAR combine services.