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Microsoft to offer more Windows Live details, 03/16/06

Microsoft plans to announce details of its Internet communications plans for Windows Live on Wednesday at the Spring 2006 VON Conference & Expo in San Jose, the company said in a statement.

UPDATE – Microsoft patches up Office, 03/15/06

Microsoft has issued two security updates for its Windows and Office products, including a patch that fixes a number of critical vulnerabilities found in the Office suite.

PlayStation 3 delayed, to launch in November, 03/15/06

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) will launch its next generation PlayStation 3 console in November this year, its top executive said Wednesday.

Microsoft begins testing ad network, 03/15/06

Microsoft has begun testing a new display ad network across in Office Live, Windows Live Mail, and MSN, the company said Wednesday in a statement.

Microsoft unwraps software, financing for SMBs, 03/14/06

Microsoft Tuesday will hold its first Small Business Summit as a way to increase communications between the software vendor and its small and midsize business customers.

Top SAP executives oppose workers’ council, 03/14/06

The heads of SAP’s management and supervisory boards have voiced their reservations about the establishment of a workers’ council, following similar remarks made in the past two weeks by co-founder Dietmar Hopp.

Microsoft builds partnerships for run at VoIP, 03/13/06

Microsoft last week lined up additional back-end partners it will need to support its real-time collaboration platform and VoIP client.

CEBIT – Microsoft: IPTV to reach critical mass this year, 03/10/06

At least four major telecommunications carriers will be offering services on Microsoft’s IPTV platform to hundreds of thousands of users by the end of the year, a Microsoft executive predicted Friday at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany.

CEBIT – Security vendors: Windows OneCare won’t cut it, 03/10/06

Security vendors are charging that Microsoft’s pending anti-virus product and upgrades to its next-generation operating system, Windows Vista, won’t be enough to guard against rising threats from viruses and criminal malware.

XORP open source router now does Windows, 03/10/06

An update to the eXtensible Open Router Platform — an open source router software package — was released this week with support for Windows servers and a number of new features, fixes and improvements, according to the software’s developers.

CEBIT – SAP extends virtualization to Microsoft platforms, 03/09/06

SAP announced a move to extend the adaptive computing capabilities of its NetWeaver integration platform to Microsoft environments, among other product enhancements, on the opening day of the Cebit trade show.

Microsoft to issue one critical patch Tuesday, 03/09/06

In its monthly patch release next Tuesday, Microsoft will issue one critical security bulletin concerning the Office suite and one bulletin on Windows that is rated important, the company said Thursday.

CEBIT – Intel, Microsoft team on Origami ultramobile PC, 03/09/06

Intel 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.

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 – 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.

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 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.