Stories by Elizabeth Montalbano

Office 2007 getting closer

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.

Ozzie: Microsoft to ease 'services disruption'

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.

Will Media Center go mainstream in Vista?

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.

Microsoft eyes enterprise with new products

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.