• United States

Microsoft SMS 2003 ready to go, monitoring

Oct 13, 20033 mins
Enterprise ApplicationsMicrosoft

Latest Microsoft news.

Microsoft SMS 2003 ready to go, monitoring, 10/13/03

Microsoft next month is scheduled to release the first of two management tools slated to play a prominent role in the company’s strategy to develop a platform-wide infrastructure for managing Windows.

Microsoft rolls out public beta for SQL Server reports, 10/10/03

Microsoft Friday released the first public beta of a product that should allow developers to build and manage reports using its SQL Server 2000 database. It also disclosed pricing for the product and pegged it for release by year-end.

Microsoft plans IP-based TV software for broadband, 10/10/03

Continuing its push into the emerging broadband television market, Microsoft this weekend plans to show prototype software for a new system that will allow cable and telecommunication operators to deliver new and existing TV services over broadband Internet connections.

Microsoft unveils security initiatives, 10/09/03

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced a gaggle of security initiatives Thursday that he said would shore up the security of its customers’ systems against what he said in a statement was a “wave of criminal attacks.”

SANS top vulnerabilities include Outlook, P2P, 10/09/03

Microsoft’s Outlook e-mail program and peer-to-peer software have been included for the first time on the SANS Institute’s annual list of the 20 security vulnerabilities most exploited by attackers on the Internet.

Microsoft IE changes premature, say critics, 10/08/03

Microsoft may be unnecessarily forcing developers to rewrite large portions of the Web, say members of the Web development community who fear that the software giant’s plans to bring its Internet Explorer browser in compliance with a recent software patent ruling against the company are premature.

Microsoft dominance of OS market grows, IDC study says, 10/08/03

Despite increasing pressure from Linux, Microsoft dominated the worldwide market in 2002 for operating systems used on servers and, less surprisingly, the operating system market on the client side.

Microsoft wins patent for IM feature, 10/08/03

Microsoft has been awarded a patent for a feature in instant messaging that alerts a user when the person they are communicating with is inputting a message. The feature is present in instant messaging services from Yahoo and AOL.

Microsoft, Amazon partner on Web services, 10/07/03

A software application allowing access to products and data without a Web browser while users are working in Microsoft Office System applications will be available for free download later this quarter, the companies said Tuesday.

Microsoft SBS 2003 suits small offices, 10/13/03

Released last week, SBS 2003 is a polished and well-designed product that will satisfy the needs of small offices with multiple PCs but no central file server or IT support.

They won’t take his money, 10/13/03

Who can afford to turn away paying customers in this economy? Apparently Microsoft can, at least according to the protagonist of today’s head-scratcher of a tale.

Serving SMBs is not so simple, 10/13/03

The EDS-Microsoft partnership serves as a warning to both SMBs and large companies to examine carefully whether the service provider pursuing their outsourcing business is properly structured …