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Intel, Microsoft team on Origami ultramobile PC

Mar 09, 20065 mins
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CEBIT – Intel, Microsoft team on Origami ultramobile PC, 03/09/06Intel and Microsoft Thursday announced the first three devices developed around the new ultramobile PC form factor they teamed up to develop over a year ago in a project codenamed Origami.CEBIT – Telecom Italia signs up for Microsoft IPTV, 03/08/06

Telecom Italia SpA is the latest carrier to sign up as a customer for Microsoft’s IPTV program, a deal the Redmond, Wash., company plans to highlight at the Cebit conference in Hanover, Germany, this week.

Microsoft denies aiding Chinese case against journalist, 03/08/06

Microsoft Wednesday denied providing Chinese authorities with information that led to the arrest of a Chinese journalist on charges of incitement to subversion.

Infopath hit with first virus, F-Secure says, 03/08/06

Security companies have reported what may be the first virus to target InfoPath, Microsoft’s product for sharing information in forms using the XML format.

CEBIT – Samsung shows first Origami device, 03/08/06

Samsung is showing the first device designed around Microsoft’s Origami project at the Cebit electronics show in Germany. It is a handheld computer that falls somewhere between a tablet PC and a PDA and runs a special edition of Windows XP.

Weblog: No Vista for IBM?, 03/08/06

Groklaw reports on a talk at LinuxWorld Copenhagen by Andreas Pleschek, head of open source and Linux technical sales across North East Europe – who said IBM will not be installing Vista or Vista apps on any of its PCs. Instead, it will use its own …

CEBIT – Agassi wants Microsoft more visible than SAP, 03/08/06

Users of ERP systems will see more of Microsoft’s software than they will of SAP AG’s before the decade is out if the president of SAP’s products and technology group, Shai Agassi, gets his way.

Microsoft to release beta of enhanced search engine, 03/07/06

Microsoft will begin testing on Wednesday an enhanced version of its search engine, which will feature a new image search service, a redesigned user interface, new tools to refine query results and a new name: Windows Live Search.

Microsoft receives 5,000th patent from R&D efforts, 03/07/06

Microsoft has been granted its 5,000th patent in the U.S., the company said Tuesday. The new patent covers technologies that allow users to tune into Xbox 360 games like they would watch a sporting event, it said.

Researcher hacks Microsoft Fingerprint Reader, 03/07/06

Never mind worrying about hackers stealing your password. A security researcher with the Finnish military has shown how they could steal your fingerprint, by taking advantage of an omission in Microsoft’s Fingerprint Reader, a PC authentication device …

Microsoft buys Apptimum to ease applications transfer to Vista, 03/07/06

Prepping for what it hopes will be a significant migration to Windows Vista, Microsoft on Tuesday acquired Apptimum, a company that develops software to ease the transfer of applications to new computers.

VoiceCon: Microsoft gets partners to rally around its VoIP tools, 03/06/06

Microsoft on Monday lined up Cisco and a number of telecoms equipment vendors behind its VoIP platform to provide support for emerging voice protocols with the promise of integrating desktop phone systems and the PC.

Microsoft updates point-of-service software, 03/06/06

Microsoft Monday plans to issue an update for its retail point-of-service operating system, adding features to make it easier to integrate peripheral devices, a company official said.

Corporations finally getting hands on Microsoft’s Vista, 03/06/06

Now that the first corporate beta of Windows Vista is out, users can test for themselves whether the next version of Microsoft’s client operating system will make their networks more secure and manageable.

The move to Groove: Microsoft cooking up major collaboration plan, 03/06/06

A year after buying Groove Networks and its peer-to-peer technology, Microsoft has begun laying out plans to develop the software into the offline client that has been missing in its document-collaboration story.

Opinion: Microsoft and the regression of software openness, 03/06/06

It is ironic that when it cost real money to produce hard-copy documents and microfiche and ship it to customers, programming information was readily available, but in today’s world of soft copy and Web-searching, Microsoft continues to deny this …

Microsoft seeks U.S. court intervention in EU, 03/03/06

Microsoft Friday asked three U.S. courts to force Sun, Oracle, IBM and Novell to produce documents pertaining to the European Union’s (EU’s) anti-trust case against the software vendor.

Microsoft acquires iSCSI start-up, 03/03/06

Microsoft Friday announced that it would acquire the intellectual property of iSCSI vendor String Bean Software.

Cebit: Microsoft Origami is one of many consumer gadgets on show, 03/03/06

Cebit is not just about IT for the enterprise: exhibitors will also be showing new consumer gadgets and services.

Tech groups urge Congress to keep Internet neutrality, 03/02/06

More than 60 technology companies, consumer advocates and trade groups are urging a House of Representatives committee to seriously consider legislation designed to prohibit broadband providers from discriminating against competing services …

Microsoft offers a few more ‘Origami’ details, 03/02/06

Despite the buzz being generated by its Origami Project, Microsoft plans to give it only brief mention at the upcoming Cebit trade show, even though that event coincides with when the company has said it will offer more details. The project apparently …

Q&A: Microsoft security exec promises a safer Vista, 03/02/06

Microsoft Corp.’s business customers in Europe will get plenty of assistance to migrate from their current versions of Windows to Windows Vista when that operating system ships in the second half of 2006, according to Detlef Eckert, chief security …