Microsoft has introduced a test version of a hosted email and instant-messaging service (IM) as part of the beta release of Windows Live.
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A new company started by a former Microsoft Exchange director aims to solve potential challenges Microsoft customers will face when Exchange moves to x64 hardware in the next 18 months.
Microsoft and Cisco Systems have teamed up to support a protocol for communicating across network address translators (NATs) that they believe will hasten the adoption of VoIP for enterprises.
IBM and Sun Microsystems will host a private meeting Friday to rally industry support for OpenDocument, a specification for standardizing documents that proponents hope will spur adoption of software that competes with Microsoft's Office productivity suite.
As widely expected, Microsoft has unveiled its software-as-a-service strategy, an effort to provide a more seamless connection between customers and their business and personal data by offering a range of services accessed over the web by various devices.
Microsoft has unveiled a host of new business intelligence (BI) features that will be available in the next version of Microsoft Office, code-named Office 12, which is expected to ship early next year. The move is seen as an effort to show that Office as more than just a productivity suite.
Debate among Massachusetts government officials may throw a wrench in a state proposal to migrate away from Microsoft's Office productivity suite in favor of software that supports an open-document format.
The Firefox Web browser has surpassed 100 million downloads just before celebrating its first birthday, the Mozilla Foundation said this week.
Yahoo is the latest in a series of companies looking to purchase a stake in American Online (AOL), The Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition on Friday.
Microsoft and RealNetworks have announced that they’ve settled their antitrust case and forged a partnership to promote digital music and games in three agreements worth US$761 million (NZ$1.08 billion).
Microsoft is hoping to lure hobbyist programmers and young children to the Windows platform through a website and forthcoming version of Visual Studio which aims to make Windows development easy and fun, the company says.
Microsoft on Thursday officially confirmed that there will be a third service pack for the current client version of the Windows OS, Windows XP.
After a quiet September, Microsoft is planning nine security fixes -- at least one of them rated as critical -- as part of October's release of security updates.
The Windows operating system may have defined Microsoft since its inception, but it will be services that give the world's largest software company its claim to fame in the future, analysts say.
While Microsoft still will not confirm there will be a third service pack for its Windows XP operating system (OS), a preview version of the software update has been made available on the Web.