Desktop versions take XP name
Stories by Bob Trott
Sun Microsystems Inc. and PeopleSoft Inc. announced a global alliance Wednesday that will see the two companies build and sell CRM (customer relationship management) solutions for the communications and brokerage industries.
Customers who buy Office 2000 before June 30 will be eligible for a free upgrade to Office XP
Microsoft will charge end-users -- both consumer and corporate - on a subscription basis
W2K users seeing total cost of ownership savings of 5% to 30%, says Microsoft
Move "a less than subtle way to push people toward Windows 2000," says analyst
Microsoft took a big leap forward with its .NET initiative on Monday, rolling out betas of Visual Studio.NET and the Microsoft .NET framework, and settling on an official name of the next version of Windows, now code-named Whistler.
Business groups have long opposed the order
Republicans may take a dim view of antitrust action
Microsoft released a beta version of Internet Explorer 6, the next iteration of its Web browser, to a group of testers, developers, and partners, the software giant confirmed Tuesday.
Both companies into moving software services to the Web.
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft and rode its success to become one of the world's richest men, is leaving the software giant's board of directors.
Meeting for the first time in several months, the US Supreme Court could decide this week whether or not it will hear the appeal of the guilty verdict leveled against Microsoft in the landmark antitrust case.
With America Online Inc. in its sights as the latest target of its "embrace and extend" strategy, Microsoft Corp. has released the final beta version of MSN Explorer, a services-and-software upgrade to the Microsoft Network (MSN).
Microsoft this week took the wraps off the next version of Office, code-named Office 10, which takes baby steps toward the company's .NET "software as a service" strategy.