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Microsoft and Apple recommend that businesses deny certain iPhones, iPads and iPods access to Calendar items until the companies can clear up a problem that slows Exchange servers to a crawl when the devices try to synch.
Customers holding back until Windows 8 is released, as well as businesses completing the refresh of their inventories, triggered a drop in PC sales over the past three months as compared to last year, a dip that may recover by year-end, experts say.
Stop thinking of Microsoft as just a software company; it's not anymore, according to CEO Steve Ballmer.
After 25 years Microsoft is hanging up its old corporate logo in favor of a new one that includes a squared off version of its four-color window pane and a typeface that is more in line with its Windows 8 logo.
An industry consortium dedicated to assuring the security of software has issued guidelines to lower the risk that vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers will wind up in finished code.
Microsoft wants its customers to know two things: that Windows 8 is ready for the enterprise and that it has products and services for creating flexible hybrid cloud environments - a Cloud OS.
Microsoft has set its sights on Dropbox with a new set of features for its cloud storage service SkyDrive that syncs files and folders between SkyDrive and the local machine.
The enterprise version of Windows 8 will include a list of exclusive features, among them a desktop that is bootable from a USB stick, a standby VPN, a caching tool to boost branch-office download performance and upgraded virtual desktop client.
To make up for a string of outages that were caused by a software bug in its Azure cloud services Microsoft is granting affected customers a 33% credit for the time they were left stranded during the Feb. 29 failure.
Citrix is shipping a new version of its Cloud management software, CloudStack, that makes it simpler for service providers and large businesses to manage and provision Cloud services.
The Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers suffered a data breach last year that compromised credit card information of 828 people who registered for an IEEE conference.
Extreme Networks is going mobile. The company today wheeled out a roadmap that will steer the company's product line toward mobile device and application access, availability and management support.
Android Market's instant-download feature for applications that customers buy has a flaw: It could open up Android devices to malicious downloads from attackers, according to security firm Sophos.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/062910-avaya-faq.html">Avaya</a> is announcing a software add-on for <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/">Microsoft</a>'s <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/091310-microsoft-previews-communication-server.html">Office Communicator</a> clients that make the clients interoperable with Avaya's IP PBXs - something that can save businesses money, the company says.