Stories by Joris Evers

Microsoft outlines management software road map

Microsoft on Tuesday updated its systems management software road map, announcing new versions of Systems Management Server (SMS) and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) to be released in 2006 or 2007. At its fourth annual Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas, the software maker also said it would ship a new capacity- planning tool called System Center Capacity Manager 2005 by year's end.

Microsoft changes System Center plans

Microsoft has reversed plans to deliver a bundle of systems management products under the System Center name and instead will use that name as an overarching brand for its systems management products.

Windows XP SP2 blocking tool expires Tuesday

A special tool that blocks the download of Service Pack 2 (SP2) on Windows XP PCs will expire Tuesday, ending the last SP2 respite for users who rely on the Automatic Updates feature in Windows to keep their systems up to date.

Microsoft CFO Connors parts company

Microsoft Chief Financial Officer (CFO) John Connors has left the company as of March 31, without a replacement being named, Microsoft said Wednesday.

Windows Server for supercomputers delayed

Microsoft has pushed back the release of a special version of Windows Server for high performance computing (HPC) until the first half of next year, the company said late Tuesday.

Microsoft gets more 'facts' for anti-Linux campaign

Microsoft is expanding its "Get the Facts" campaign against Linux by talking about the reliability of Windows versus Linux systems, a company executive said as the Open Source Business Conference kicked off in San Francisco.

Companies cautious with Windows XP SP2 upgrade

Companies are taking their time before installing Service Pack 2 on Windows XP machines, with slightly less than a quarter currently upgraded, according to a new study published on Monday.

New bugs found in Outlook, Internet Explorer

Microsoft is investigating a new set of potentially serious security flaws in Internet Explorer and Outlook reported by security company eEye Digital Security, the software maker said Friday.