January 2007 - Partnering for Profitability
Plus: partner strategies for working in an atmosphere of M&As; how to take advantage of technology spending; surviving company politics; a look at Windows Vista, from a partner perspective; more
Michael Dell, founder and chairman, returns to CEO role at Dell; warns of 4Q shortfall
Gates promises Vista will wow PC buyers.
Bankers association reports that hackers have made fraudulent transactions using hacked TJX customer data.
Global consumers of XP Home to get extended support past '09, perhaps even longer than 2010.
Microsoft cash offer raises question: What's wrong with accepting money to write on Wikipedia?
Lockbox with backup tapes containing data on 130,000 Aetna members taken in break-in at insurer's outsourced billing services firm.
On the eve of the consumer launch of Windows Vista, Microsoft Corp. is extending the period in which it will offer support for the previous version, Windows XP.
Juror in Iowa antitrust trial against Microsoft dismissed for undisclosed reasons.
Critics charge that Redmond giant's pay-to-edit approach with online encyclopedia's articles breaks spirit that Wiki community has been built on since inception.
Quiet surrounding Vista launch highlights changed atmosphere for Microsoft since Windows 95 frenzy.
Microsoft Corp. will build a $550 million data center in San Antonio to house its growing online services.
Microsoft antitrust plaintiffs allege misconduct over lack of API sharing.
The state will likely drop criminal charges against an investigator in the Hewlett-Packard Co. boardroom spying scandal because he already pleaded guilty to similar crimes in federal court.
Microsoft Corp. will make Windows Vista available for sale and download online.
TJX Cos., operator of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls discount stores, said Wednesday its computer systems were hacked late last year and customer data has been stolen.
A business group behind copy-protection software for next-generation DVDs was investigating reports that hackers found a way to circumvent its technology.
Spammers have tweaked legitimate e-mail and sent them through normal spam channels.
Hewlett-Packard Co. extended its lead over Dell Inc. in the worldwide personal-computer market in the fourth quarter.
Microsoft expected to put another Vista exam in front of beta testers next week.
It's official. Well, sort of. Windows enthusiast site ActiveWin.com reported this week that an unnamed Microsoft official has confirmed the final name for "Longhorn" server.
Intel's Q4 profit plunged 39 percent, reversing a painful price war with much-smaller rival AMD.
Microsoft is pushing to get more developers with MCAD and MCSD.NET titles to upgrade their certifications to the new-generation MCPD, by providing discounts on the MCPD upgrade exams.
Exam 70-620 now available, as well as two new-generation exams for SharePoint implementers.
A private investigator who had a role in HP's boardroom spying scandal was charged Wednesday with federal identity theft and conspiracy charges.
Microsoft Corp. released three security patches for Office and one for Windows on Tuesday, fixing holes that could let an outsider take control of an unwitting victim's computer.
A Singapore court charged a man for posting a bomb hoax online while illegally tapping into a wireless Internet network.
A 17-year-old has been detained by Venezuelan authorities after hacking into multiple government Web sites.
Microsoft releases another exam for Vista-related MCTS title.
Flaw found in Adobe' Acrobat PDF format appears to target IE, Firefox browsers.
Microsoft began shipping the release candidate for Virtual PC 2007 this week, putting the virtualization environment on track for final shipment in the first quarter as expected.
1105 Media, Inc., has acquired the operating assets of Fawcette Technical Publications, Inc., publisher of Visual Studio Magazine and producer of numerous international conferences, including VS Live!
Microsoft wields Partner Skills Plus program to address a premiere partner complaint.
New model spreads training over weeks instead of days.
Microsoft-Novell reach pact, then come to blows.