One year ago Microsoft and Sun Microsystems struck a peace accord that has been described as a watershed event for the technology industry and a potential boon for users. Although the deal ended the antagonism between the companies, users still may have to wait well into the 10-year alliance to see major results.
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Oracle increased its bid for Retek to US$11.25 per share late Thursday, again outbidding rival SAP in the tug-of-war for the retail software maker.
Two weeks after announcing plans to cut 600 service jobs and close two locations in Germany, IBM on Friday said it intends to eliminate 538 similar positions and shutter five sites in Sweden.
Microsoft on Wednesday plans to release the first preview version of Indigo, giving developers a chance to test drive the new communications subsystem for Windows.
Windows XP may be updated to support a new file system technology that Microsoft is working on for the next version of Windows.
IBM has agreed to buy data integration software maker Ascential Software for about US$1.1 billion in cash, the companies said Monday.
The second beta release of Visual Studio 2005, a new release of Microsoft's developer toolset, has slipped into April, a company spokesman said Thursday. The final version of the product is due in September, he said.
Expanding its line of developer tools, Microsoft on Monday announced a version of Visual Studio for the production of computer games.
Researchers at Microsoft have shown off some forward-looking technologies, including new ways to protect systems against Internet worms, prevent hacker attacks and measure available bandwidth on home networks.
Microsoft plans to release the delayed "x64" versions of Windows Server and Windows XP at the end of April, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Internet Explorer 7.0, the next version of Microsoft's Web browser, won't just run on Windows XP with Service Pack 2, but will also be available for Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
Microsoft's silence on its Next-Generation Secure Computing Base (NGSCB) architecture has some industry insiders wondering if the technology has been substantially delayed, or even axed.
Microsoft by midyear plans to release a test version of a new Internet Explorer (IE) browser that better protects users from scams and malicious code while surfing the Web, the company announced Tuesday.
Two days after the ouster of Carly Fiorina, Hewlett-Packard (HP) on Friday detailed the severance package for its former chairman and chief executive officer in a regulatory filing.
The Liberty Alliance on Friday made available a draft release of ID-WSF 2.0, its set of specifications for identity verification for Web services.