Stories by Joris Evers

Users wait for results from Microsoft, Sun pact

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.

Oracle again outbids SAP for Retek

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.

IBM plans service job cuts across Western Europe

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 gives Indigo preview

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.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 beta 2 delayed

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.

Microsoft researchers target worms, buffer overruns

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.

Internet Explorer 7.0 not just for Windows XP SP2

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.

Gates promises free antispyware, new version of IE

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.

Fiorina to get millions, home security

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.