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Microsoft Sues Reseller for Bogus SQL Server Scam

Microsoft Corp. has sued an online software reseller for fraudulently selling pirated copies of its SQL Server 2008 database without telling customers that they wouldn't get legitimate licenses to Read More

Microsoft's TechFest Embraces Cloud Computing

Microsoft researchers demonstrated more than 40 technology projects, including on Read More

Microsoft Says Cloud Offering Will Be Price-Competitive

A top Microsoft executive said this week the company will soon disclose the cost Read More

Microsoft to Merge "BI" Tool Into SharePoint

Microsoft announced last week that it is merging its main business intelligence (BI) tool into its portal, search, and collaboration package, Office Shar Read More

Is A Windows 7 Upgrade Guarantee in Channel's Future?

Windows 7's public beta kicked off earlier this month, and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) executives are now doing their best to keep secret their plans for rollin Read More

Microsoft Extends Services to the Cloud

Is Vista Still a Flop With IT?

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of Windows Vista's demise have been exaggerated. Somewhat, at any rate. Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. recently released a report that indicated Vista still Read More

Microsoft Hires CastleCop Founder for Spam Fight

Microsoft has quietly hired the founder of antispam Web site to work on its own antispam efforts regarding the company's consumer Live services initiative. CastleCops founder an Read More

Microsoft Just Can't Kill XP

If you can't kill it, at least try to figure out how to make money off it. That appears to be the lesson Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has learned from Windows XP recently. The company announ Read More

Tech-Ed 2008: Gates' Long Goodbye

In what Microsoft chairman Bill Gates described as his last keynote before he stops working full-time at the company he co-founded, the enigmatic tech visionary showed developers attending the comp Read More

Microsoft's Ozzie Touts 'Cheap' Tech Revolution

Microsoft's chief software architect dislikes the limelight but his role is crucial to shaping and coordinating the company's far flung product and services plans. That's why it seemed a lit Read More

Gates Provides More Windows 7 Details

Call it executive privilege. Bill Gates may be about to retire from the day to day activities of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) , the company he co-founded 33 years ago, but he's still a card carryi Read More

Microsoft's New Math on SMB Servers

Microsoft announced today that it is shipping a preview version of one of its upcoming server bundles for small- and medium-sized businesses and also disclosed pricing for the products, which inclu Read More

Jeff Raikes to Head Gates' Huge Charity

Jeff Raikes, former president of the Microsoft Business Division (MBD), will retire in September just in time to take over the reins of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Raikes, who has b Read More

Will Vista in the Enterprise Ever Take Off?

Microsoft's retiring co-founder Bill Gates has been talking up Windows Vista this week. Specifically, he's been touting the company's claims that it has now sold 140 million Vista licenses since it Read More

XP SP3 Glitch a 'Gotcha' For IE7 & 8

Microsoft finally released Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to the general public, earlier this week, after a minor glitch or two the week before. It is an update that many XP users have been wai Read More

Microsoft Updates Tools to Manage Linux, VMware

Microsoft opened its annual Management Summit in Las Vegas Tuesday by announcing broad beta testing of two key products in its System Center management tool set. During the opening keynote, B Read More

Microsoft Details Its 'Mesh' Vision

Microsoft's Smartphone Buy: Danger or Delight?

Microsoft Freshens Up Embedded Windows

Microsoft today unveiled a wide-ranging rebranding effort for its embedded OS offerings, designed to reduce complexity as the marketplace faces growing competition from Linux. The announcement, Read More

Vista Languishes But Not Office 2007

Windows Vista deployments at enterprise IT shops may be sluggish, but that's not the case for Office 2007, according to a new study by analyst firm Forrester Research. Indeed, while most media Read More

Open Source Firm Teams With Microsoft

Despite continued turmoil over standardization efforts surrounding its latest Office file formats, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced this week it is pairing with Sourcesense, a European open sourc Read More

Windows XP Service Pack 3? Place Your Bets

With Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) all but completely out the door, now rumors have begun flying as to when Windows XP SP3 will go final. As if it were an office pool, tech pundits have Read More

Microsoft 'Response Point' to Get Service Pack

Microsoft plans this summer to release the first service pack for phone systems that run its Response Point communications software for small businesses. Unlike many service packs that provide Read More

Kidaro Buy Latest in Microsoft's Virtualization Plan

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is buying desktop virtualization software maker Kidaro in a move to incorporate the smaller firm's technology into a key enterprise tool suite. The purchase marks the Read More

DIY Users Set Up 'Vista Workstation'

Does Windows Vista seem a little sluggish and underpowered? Want to switch to an edition of Windows with a little extra kick to it? No, it's not Windows XP. Welcome to Windows Vista "workstati Read More

Microsoft CEO Holds Court on Vista, iPhone & Yahoo

For tech veterans, it must have seemed a little odd to see such virulent former adversaries sitting onstage together, joking about the past and chatting seriously about the future. The occasion was Read More

Microsoft Shows Off IE8, Developer Tools at Mix08

Ray Ozzie has taken over the role of head visionary at Microsoft, but those looking for the "vision thing" at the company's Mix08 developer's conference in Las Vegas, might have been disappointed. Read More

Guess Who's Getting Into SMB Hosting?

Memo to Microsoft's hosting partners: You may have seen this one coming. Microsoft this week said it would expand access to its self-hosted Online Services for Business to a wider swath of custome Read More

Volume Buyers to Get Vista SP1 Early

The long wait for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) got a little longer last week when Read More

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