Latest Microsoft news.Microsoft to bolster Software Assurance program, 01\/20\/06Microsoft is planning several major changes to beef up features of Software Assurance, the company's maintenance and upgrade program that has been criticized for its expense and slow follow-up with new products.Bulgaria arrests eight for phishing operation, 01\/23\/06Authorities in Bulgaria last week arrested eight people who allegedly stole financial information using a variety of fake Web pages carrying Microsoft logos, netting the group at least $50,000.Microsoft closes UMT deal, 01\/19\/06Microsoft Chairman and CEO Steve Ballmer Thursday announced the close of the company's deal to purchase software and other assets from portfolio management software vendor UMT.Newsletter: Microsoft and EMC enter the grid computing arena, 01\/19\/06Microsoft and EMC are getting into the cluster and grid computing game. Microsoft in November introduced the second beta of its Windows Compute Cluster ...Microsoft releases JDBC driver for SQL Server 2005, 01\/19\/06Microsoft has released a Java Database Connectivity driver for SQL Server 2005, providing a way for developers to link their Java applications to Microsoft's latest database software.Microsoft downplays Windows Wi-Fi 'anomaly', 01\/18\/06A design flaw in Windows XP and Windows 2003 systems with built-in wireless capabilities could be exploited by hackers to lure Wi-Fi users into connecting to malicious wireless networks, according to Microsoft, which recently completed an ...Analyst: No effect from tardy XP service pack, 01\/18\/06Microsoft's plan to release a third service pack for Windows XP later than expected should not have much effect on sales of Windows Vista, the company's upcoming desktop upgrade, according to a market analyst.Microsoft launches latest assault on Lotus customers, 01\/17\/06Just a week ahead of its rival\u2019s annual user conference, Microsoft Tuesday unveiled a set of migration tools hoping to win converts from Lotus Notes.WORLDBEAT - Irish corporate tax a mixed blessing, 01\/17\/06There are obvious locations that come to mind as tax havens: Bermuda, the Isle of Man, Malta, the Canary Islands. But Ireland? Recently, Google and Microsoft made headlines for how much they save on taxes by conducting operations in Ireland. This was ...Microsoft offers discount for Small Business Accounting, 01\/17\/06In a bid to woo small businesses, Microsoft announced Monday a $100 discount and one year of free support for customers who purchase its Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 software.Group policy vendors adding better control to their wares, 01\/16\/06Group policy vendors adding sophistication to management system.Microsoft wins over retailer Target, 01\/16\/06Target to standardize retail stores on Windows, .Net.