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Microsoft eases U.S. government’s concerns, 02/09/06

A Microsoft decision to provide licensees with substantially increased access to the source code for its software products, as well as additional assistance aimed at making it easier for their software to be used with Microsoft products, has helped …

Microsoft buys FutureSoft Web filtering software, 02/09/06

Microsoft Thursday said it was buying Web filtering software called DynaComm i:filter from FutureSoft.

Opinion: SOA platform vendors will own ESB market, 02/13/06

By the end of this decade, ESB functionality will be common-denominator functionality implemented on all platforms, leveraging the industry’s common denominator interoperability stack: the WS-* stack. As ESB functionality becomes ubiquitous in …

VPNs Newsletter: Corrent releases a multi-function security box for Microsoft environments, 02/09/06

Corrent has come out with a security appliance running Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration server software. This effectively makes the …

EU denies extension for Microsoft, 02/09/06

Microsoft moved a step closer to being fined about €1 million a day after the European Commission refused to extend a Feb. 15 deadline for compliance with its anti-trust ruling.

Microsoft to strengthen IP protection, 02/09/06

Moving to quell apprehension about patents, Microsoft will strengthen intellectual property protection for manufacturers and distributors using its software.

Analysis: AOL, Yahoo highlight drive to clean up e-mail, Internet, 02/09/06

While Yahoo, AOL, Microsoft and Google waded into the battle this week against spammers and Internet scammers, stealth mode start-ups and others small vendors are gearing up in hopes to ignite the newest fight against malicious use of e-mail and the …

U.S. officials review complaints over Vista, 02/09/06

U.S. officials are looking a complaint about Microsoft’s upcoming Vista operating system regarding its boot-up features, as well as several other concerns, according to court documents filed in the U.S. on Wednesday.

Microsoft reports two bugs, third identified, 02/08/06

Microsoft is warning of two bugs in its software that could potentially give unauthorized control or access over a person’s computer, while a third problem has been highlighted by a security research company.

Microsoft delays Xbox 360 release in Asia, Australia, 02/08/06

Microsoft has pushed back the release of its Xbox 360 game console in some Asian markets, as well as Australia and New Zealand, because of “supply constraints,” a company executive said Wednesday.

Microsoft contest hints Vista will ship on Dec. 1, 02/08/06

A Microsoft contest to guess Windows Vista’s ship date hints that the product’s release date could be Dec. 1, though the company itself is remaining characteristically mum on the topic.

Windows Networking Strategies Newsletter: When will you get R2?, 02/08/06

Software used to simply “ship” when it was ready for public consumption. But instead, as Network World Senior Editor John Fontana noted last week, Microsoft “…made …

Microsoft OneCare PC maintenance service coming in June, 02/07/06

Microsoft will launch its Windows OneCare Live PC maintenance service in June, the company said Tuesday. The product, which has been available for free in beta since November, will be sold for $49.95 per year, and certain beta users will be able to …

Microsoft realigns customer service group, 02/07/06

Microsoft Tuesday announced a realignment of its customer service group in an effort to provide a better, more streamlined experience for those calling into global contact centers.