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Feb 06, 20064 mins
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Softricity renews partnership with Microsoft around SMS, 02/06/06

Desktop virtualization software vendor Softricity Monday announced a partnership with Microsoft around the software giant’s Systems Management Server.

Microsoft push e-mail hits Symbian phones first, 02/06/06

DataViz Monday plans to release a new version of its RoadSync 2 software that will let users of certain Symbian smart phones receive push e-email from corporate Microsoft Outlook accounts.

U.K. objects to Microsoft’s proposed C++ extensions, 02/03/06

U.K. representatives at the International Organization for Standardization are objecting to Microsoft’s request to fast-track a specification through the body that would provide a way for developers to directly program applications for the .Net …

Microsoft says EU denied it rights in anti-trust case, 02/02/06

Microsoft has written to the European Commission to complain that the company is being denied the normal rights to defense in its anti-trust case. In a letter sent to the Commission on Monday, a Microsoft lawyer said that the Commission was “seriously …

Security flaws fixed in Firefox update, 02/02/06

Mozilla has released a new version of its Firefox browser containing critical security updates. Version of the browser, released Wednesday, also contains a number of “stability” fixes to address problems causing the browser to gum up the …

Zenprise targets Exchange management software at SMBs, 02/02/06

E-mail management vendor Zenprise this week released for small and midsize businesses a version of its software that roots out the cause of trouble in Microsoft Exchange infrastructures and suggests remedies.

Microsoft increases funding for computer training, 02/01/06

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates Wednesday announced that the company will increase funding for a program that provides basic computer training and job skills to people in countries lacking those services.

Microsoft takes Internet kiosks to rural India, 02/01/06

Microsoft Wednesday announced a new program in India, called Saksham, that aims to set up Internet kiosks that offer localized content and applications. The program’s focus is rural India, where 70% of the country’s population lives.

Microsoft ships R2 server, 02/01/06

Microsoft Wednesday made Windows Server 2003 R2 generally available to users and partners and will make it available in the near future to volume licensing customers with Software Assurance maintenance contracts.

First bug found for Internet Explorer Beta 2, 02/01/06

An independent researcher needed just 15 minutes to find the first bug in the Beta 2 preview release of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 browser.

Microsoft says e-government will offer savings, 02/01/06

Microsoft officials have been hammering home a key theme to government leaders gathered this week in Lisbon: modernizing their IT systems will provide better service to their citizens and save them money.

Microsoft warns of file-trashing worm, 01/31/06

Microsoft has published a security advisory warning Windows users of a file-trashing worm that has been circulating via e-mail for several weeks. The worm, which is programmed to destroy a wide variety of files on the third day of every month, has …

Microsoft revamps blogging policy, 01/31/06

After outrage from many of its own employees over its abrupt censoring of a Chinese blogger, Microsoft has formulated a new policy to deal with requests from a government that alleges posted material violates its laws.

Allchin: Services, software will co-exist, 01/31/06

Microsoft continues to pour resources and development into its plan to develop Web-based services, a strategy that involves employing new business models — such as online advertising and content licensing partnerships — rather than its traditional …

EC visits Microsoft to discuss antitrust case, 01/31/06

Antitrust investigators from the European Commission are holding meetings with key Microsoft officials at the company’s U.S. headquarters to discuss whether it is complying with the Commission’s antitrust ruling of March 2004, a Commission spokesman …

Patent ruling forces Microsoft Office upgrade, 01/30/06

Microsoft is telling new corporate customers to update versions of its Office suite and Access software package following a 2005 patent infringement ruling that required Microsoft to remove the patented software from its products.

Microsoft improves MSN Spaces blogging service, 01/30/06

Microsoft has sharpened its free MSN Spaces blogging service with tune-ups for its search feature and new options for generating revenue through partnerships with and

Microsoft expands IP licensing program, 01/30/06

Microsoft is expanding a program under which technologies it has developed in its research labs are either licensed to startup companies or offered in exchange for profit sharing or an ownership stake.

Microsoft merges enterprise IM and Exchange groups, 01/30/06

Microsoft is merging its Exchange and Real-Time Collaboration (RTC) groups into a new unit called the Unified Communications Group, the company announced Monday. The change is aimed at aligning development work on Microsoft’s e-mail platform with that …