Although Microsoft is staging the general launch of Windows Vista and Office 2007, corporate users have had access to the new software since late November.
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Louis Gutierrez, CIO of Massachusetts’ IT division, recently said the state will postpone a January 1 deadline to roll out open-source software that can save files in the Open Document Format (ODF). Instead, the state will, on a near-term basis, adopt a plug-in strategy to fulfil its policy calling for executive-branch agencies to make use of ODF.
Two words came to mind when John Winske, president of the Boston-based Disability Policy Consortium, learned just before Labour Day last year that Massachusetts was planning to adopt the OpenDocument Format for Office Applications as a standard for its executive-branch agencies.
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Microsoft Corp. tapped Kevin Turner, a 40-year-old executive at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to fill the position of chief operating officer. Turner will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Microsoft's sales, marketing and service professionals, as well as the company's fulfillment and IT operations, according to a statement released Thursday by the software vendor. He will join Microsoft on Sept. 8.
On a road map, the data encoded in a RFID (radio frequency identification) tag will endure a long but clear-cut journey, traveling thousands of miles from a manufacturer's warehouse to a retailer's distribution center in a chip no bigger than the head of a pin. But the data's path gets more complicated as it wends its way through the various middleware and back-office applications that will ultimately make it useful in the retail supply chain.
Microsoft will offer custom support options on a flat-fee basis to users of Windows NT 4.0 Server and Exchange Server 5.5 when the standard support phases for those products end.
Microsoft Friday announced a significant change in plans for the next major release of Windows, code-named Longhorn. The new Windows storage subsystem code-named WinFS will not be part of the Longhorn operating system, as had been previously planned.
Microsoft announced on Friday the release to manufacturing of the security-focused Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer simply couldn't remain seated when asked to discuss the benefits of commercial vs. open-source software during a keynote question-and-answer session at last week's Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto.
Developers at this week's JavaOne conference will get a chance to check the progress that tools vendors have made in their long quest to ease Java programming so they can better compete against Microsoft.
The Eclipse Foundation last week announced the launch of the 3.0 version of its open-source development platform -- the first major release since the nonprofit group assumed oversight of the IBM-created technology.
User reaction was generally upbeat after Microsoft Corp. announced last week that it plans to extend the support phase for business and developer products to a minimum of 10 years.
A Microsoft Corp. executive this week cleared up the heretofore cloudy road map for its Windows Server line -- nailing down 2005 for a product update code-named R2 and 2007 for the next major operating system release, known as Longhorn.
IBM Corp. Tuesday announced an upgrade to its WebSphere Studio tools line that's intended to ease development in a Java environment.
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