Stories by Carol Sliwa and Matt Hamblen

ITXPO - Microsoft to focus on app management

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA (10/24/2003) - Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer this week said the software maker intends to put greater emphasis on developing management functionality in its applications. And to that end, users should "stand by for news" of an acquisition by Microsoft in the area of XML Web services, he said.