The first Microsoft Zune products will hit U.S. retailers in time for the busy Christmas holiday season, with a 30G-byte digital media player and a Zune Marketplace online service the first to reach consumers.
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Office 2007 is nearing the end of its long testing process. On Thursday (September 14 US time) Microsoft said it will offer a refresh of beta 2, the last external test release of the product before it is released to manufacturing.
Microsoft has released another test version of an update to its virtualization software, which will be built into the next version of the Windows Server OS.
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Last week Microsoft's Chief Technology Officer Ray Ozzie clarified the company's services plan, outlining a strategy where the company's consumer-targeted Windows Live services and enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings begin to intersect.
In an unprecedented move, Microsoft Tuesday simultaneously released beta versions of its three major upcoming software releases -- Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Windows Server, code-named Longhorn.
Microsoft is starting up trials of pay-as-you-go PCs in underdeveloped nations as a way to give residents of those countries more access to low-cost computers.
Microsoft is working with partners to come up with a directory of add-on applications for Office Live that will be ready when the full version of the service goes live later this year.
Revenue came in below Intel's own updated forecast for its 2005 fiscal fourth quarter, due to lower than expected desktop processor shipments.
Though Microsoft has not gone public about whether there will be a separate Media Centre release for Windows Vista, it's very likely Microsoft will eschew a separate edition in favour of building Media Centre features directly into the edition of Vista that goes out on most consumer machines, says Matt Rosoff, analyst with Directions on Microsoft.
If there is one thing Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ballmer made clear at Microsoft's launch event Monday, it's that the new business software products from the company are a good fit for enterprise deployments.
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