Microsoft has no plans to add a controversial Windows Vista antipiracy feature directly to its Office 2007 suite, but will consider offering it as an add-on system, the company announced yesterday.
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Microsoft plans to extend the wireless capability of its new Zune devices to PCs and the company's Xbox 360 game console, according to Microsoft chairman Bill Gates.
A week after Microsoft struck a broad Linux pact with Novell, Microsoft executives made claims that they are open to considering making similar deals with Linux vendor Red Hat and other open-source companies.
After several delays, the long-awaited update to the Windows client OS, Windows Vista, is now officially on its way to manufacturers.
US business customers will get their hands on Windows Vista and Office 2007 when Microsoft launches the products on 30 November at an event in New York.
Red Hat is putting a positive spin on a deal between Novell and Microsoft that may threaten the company's position as the leading supplier of Linux.
Microsoft's Office Live service will go out of beta 15 November and will eventually offer small businesses a chance to buy ads from rival Google and others, according to a Microsoft executive.
PC manufacturers expecting to get their hands on the final version of Windows Vista on Wednesday will now have to wait a couple more weeks for the OS, according to sources familiar with the company's plans.
IBM has added enterprise blogging capability to its venerable Lotus Notes/Domino e-mail and collaboration software in an incremental update available now.
Microsoft is recommending that all customers still running Windows XP SP1 immediately upgrade to Windows XP SP2, as the company's support for SP1 ends next week.
Mid-November US shipping date for Microsoft’s Zune
In an effort to simplify the distribution of Windows Vista and make it easier for customers to upgrade, Microsoft will include the various retail versions of the OS on one DVD instead of having separate DVDs for each Vista edition.
Gartner analysts expect the release of Windows Vista next year will have little impact on boosting PC sales.
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