Stories by Elizabeth Montalbano

Microsoft Bing a good start, but no game changer

Microsoft's new search engine, Bing, will help the company gain some search share against Google and has features that users will find helpful, but it is in no way a quick fix for the company's poor position in the search market, analysts said.

Microsoft brands Office 2010, releases Exchange beta

The story "Microsoft brands Office 2010, releases Exchange beta" posted on Tuesday has been removed from the wire. The story is under embargo until 9 am Eastern Time Wednesday and was posted early in error. Online editors are asked to immediately remove the story from Web sites and print editors are asked to not use the story in future editions. Questions regarding the story should be directed to Marc Ferranti, IDG News Service executive news editor.

Forrester: Microsoft opens virtual desktop options

Changes Microsoft has made to its desktop virtualization licensing are giving enterprises more scenarios for how they can virtualize Windows XP or Vista on corporate desktops, but it's still a complicated and relatively expensive endeavor, according to a recent report by Forrester Research.