Stories by Bob Trott

Sun, PeopleSoft join on CRM deal

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.

Waiting for Windows 2001

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.

Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 6.0 beta

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.

Allen to leave Microsoft board

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.

Supreme court nearing Microsoft antitrust decision

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.

Microsoft Releases Final Beta of MSN Explorer

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).

MS Office 10 preview hints at .NET strategy

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.