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Microsoft To Face China Antitrust Woes?

Just as Microsoft seems to be patching up antitrust relations with the U.S. government, a Chinese newspaper suggested today that the company could be subject to antitrust legal actions in China.

Firefox 3 Browser Released

The volunteer-led Mozilla project has released version 3 of the Firefox browser.

Microsoft Readies for Prime Time With IPTV Solutions

Microsoft yesterday kicked off the NXTcomm08 event by showcasing its IPTV telco and service provider offerings.

Microsoft Joins Open Source Census Group

Microsoft has joined the Open Source Census as a sponsor, according to an announcement issued by OpenLogic, which founded the group.

Yahoo: Microsoft Talks Done, No Deal Coming

Yahoo today said its talks with Microsoft focusing on acquiring all or part of the company are officially over -- a position that Microsoft appears to be at least partially disputing.

EC Official Talks Open Standards, Raps Microsoft

A speech given yesterday by Neelie Kroes, the European commissioner for competition, skewered Microsoft without mentioning the company by name.

ISO Benches Microsoft OOXML

Due to objections from four countries, the International Organization for Standardization has temporarily put a hold on publishing Microsoft Office Open XML as an ISO standard.

RC0 Version of SQL Server 2008 Available

Microsoft rolled out Release Candidate 0 (RC0) of SQL Server 2008, which is available for evaluation by developers and database administrators who want an early look at the relational database management system.

Microsoft Pulls 'Open Source' Release, Apologizes

The director of Microsoft's Open Source Software Lab Sam Ramji posted an apology on Friday for not releasing the source code for one of its open source projects.

Microsoft Releases Windows Embedded Standard CTP

In a bid to modernize the embedded version of its Windows software, Microsoft this week has released the community technology preview (CTP) of a newly revamped version set to ship by year's end.

Report: Cyberspace Becoming More Malicious

Online security company MessageLabs found that more than three-quarters of the e-mail messages it scanned in May were spam, an increase of 3.3 percent over the previous month, said Mark Sunner, MessageLabs' chief security analyst.

Sun Web Server Hit with Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

A security research firm has found multiple flaws in Web server software from Sun Microsystems that would collectively allow attackers to log on, gain root access, peruse and delete files, and execute malicious commands.

Report: Microsoft Considering Rebranding 'Live' Offerings

A Microsoft executive said today that Microsoft may be considering rebranding its Live search engine brand.

Symantec App Suspect in XP SP3 Registry Problem

Symantec officials described a workaround to a problem that has affected some users upgrading to Windows XP Service Pack 3 who also use Symantec's security solutions.

Yahoo Buying Time, Board May Be Looking To Deal

With billionaire investor Carl Icahn's consortium of investors looking to take over Yahoo's board at its upcoming shareholder meeting, Yahoo has bought itself more time by pushing back the meeting from July 3 to "around the end of July."

Will SQL Server 2008 Slip Again?

Microsoft's announcement that it will release SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) this summer raises the question: What's the status of SQL Server 2008?

Microsoft Renews Talks With Yahoo

Talks between Microsoft and Yahoo are back on the table again, but maybe not about the acquisition bid.

Alliance Weighs In on Microsoft Interoperability

As reported last week, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta), a group that advises the British government on education technology issues, referred a complaint to the European Commission about the impact of Microsoft's interoperability issues in education.

Orphaned Accounts Are a Growing Security Concern, Study Says

IT auditors examine accounts just like their financial auditing counterparts. Instead of trial balances, they look at system user accounts to determine who signed on when and who did what. But what about who's logging into what account and when? More important, do these people even work here anymore?

Vista Security Debate Continues with Follow-Up Study

Security software vendor PC Tools on Friday fired the latest salvo in the argument over whether Windows Vista is as secure as Microsoft says it is.

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