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posted in June 2009
David Johnson cannot assume full duties in Round Rock until lawsuit is resolved.
Redmond notes that cap for free upgrades is five times higher than Vista limit.
Buyer Global Gaming Factory X plans to introduce commercial business model to infamous file-swapping site.
Microsoft will charge businesses for XP-to-Win7 upgrades once first service pack is released.
Space agency's class of 2009 features diverse group of experts.
David Johnson can begin work in Round Rock while breach of contract case is heard.
Software maker's numerical cap on program is meant to push pricey subscription licenses, analyst claims.
Online shoppers are rushing to take advantage of Microsoft's 50% discount program.
Microsoft is offering deep discounts on its next operating system in effort to boost sales.
Virtual Collaboration for Lotus Sametime lets colleagues and partners get together—in avatar form.
Microsoft has disclosed what you'll have to pay to get hold of its next operating system.
Bethesda parent ZeniMax says it's bought out Doom and Quake creator Id Software.
The software maker's new Web tool helps users reduce electricity use.
Microsoft wants those using the trial version of its next OS to switch to the Release Candidate.
The outsourcer will support the fleet's naval enterprise network under a one-year task order.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will spend the next year mapping Earth's satellite.
Microsoft co-founder's Xiant Filer tool aims to clean up users' in-boxes.
IBM introduces phone applications that make it easier to follow all the action from the tournament.
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 will let enterprises know if they're ready for Redmond's next OS.
The state's $2.3 billion contract with Northrop Grumman is under fire from legislators.
Microsoft chief says it's not too late for his company to catch Google in search.
The company is developing technologies that will allow users to conduct advanced business transactions from mobile devices.
Microsoft's "decision engine" is helping the company increase its presence in the search market.
HP's outsourcing arm will provide the Defense Information Systems Agency with engineering and technical support.
Microsoft hopes the move will make it easier to block adult images and videos.
European trustbusters reject Microsoft plan for shipping Windows 7 without Web software.
Microsoft is stripping the browser from the OS in an attempt to satisfy market regulators.
World War III will be fought with computers, a former Homeland Security IT chief is warning. In fact, he said, preliminary salvos are already underway.
Microsoft's new search engine offers features to counter "porn theater" mode.
The 'Net was aTwitter last week after Microsoft revealed an October debut for Windows 7. All the pundits weighed in on the software maker's next big OS. For about five minutes. Then Palm unveiled Pre, Apple rolled out iPhone 3G S, and suddenly it was "Windows what?" And that's why Redmond must, and will, make a major acquisition sooner rather than later. It's the only way it can get back in the game.
Consumers who buy a Vista PC prior to Oct. 22 get Windows 7 gratis, internal memo states.
Microsoft is taking heat for search engine tool that displays full-motion adult content.
"Decision engine" features direct links to online booking and purchasing tools.
Spot evokes controversial Willie Horton campaign to link Google with recession.
Speculation abounds following a plane crash. Mechanical flaws, terrorism, pilot error, and weather are the usual suspects. But in the tech age, where even your toaster is digital, IT systems must be added to the list. In the the Air France disaster, there's a particularly urgent need for government authorities to eye the aircraft's on-board computer system as a possible culprit.
Service offerings will target government and private sector organizations.
"Part of the deal" for consumers who buy a Vista PC prior to Oct. 22, Microsoft says.
The software maker says its new OS will hit stores in time for the 2009 holiday shopping season.
Microsoft's Project Natal hands-free control system for Xbox 360 could be a game changer.
Microsoft unveils a slew of upgrades for its Xbox 360 entertainment console at E3.
Software maker has reached agreement to acquire Rosetta Biosoftware unit.
Policy change means Microsoft's netbook OS won't max out at three applications.
Software maker's revamped Live Search program is now online.