Profile of John FoleyEditor, InformationWeek
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John Foley is director, strategic communications, for Oracle Corp. and a former editor of InformationWeek Government.
Articles by John Foley
posted in March 2004
The European Union, product delays, and Linux momentum test Microsoft, but they also may drive its competitive spirit
Micrososft CEO Steve Ballmer talks with InformationWeek editors about the European Union's ruling regarding additions to Windows, Longhorn's release schedule, and it's vertical-industry strategy.
It says it will comply with European law, but will seek an injunction to put off the Competition Directorate decision's fine and sanctions while the case is on appeal--proceedings that could take years to resolve.
Windows Update Services falls behind schedule as resources get shifted to Windows XP Service Pack 2.
Interim releases of Windows may precede next major upgrade
Key product upgrades on the path to Longhorn operating system get pushed back.
Microsoft last year signed two deals, worth $16 million, for SCO technology and rights, but it's still vague on how it will use them. Microsoft had best come clean if it wants to put to rest rumors that it's secretly behind the SCO lawsuit.
Microsoft last year signed two deals, worth $16 million, for SCO Group technology and rights, but it's still vague on how it will use them.
With Longhorn's release date unclear, interim versions of Windows seem to be the new strategy.
Illicit images were discovered by two IT staffers during routine help-desk service.