Microsoft officially launched Office XP Thursday morning, but observers are already questioning whether the productivity suite will get through the door of the enterprise. The answer to that question may not hinge on Office's new features and functionality, but rather on how companies approach the software giant's new licensing structure.
Stories by Bob Trott and Ed Scannell
With the outline of its .NET "software as a service" strategy on the table, Microsoft is trying to win over an important group that must help fill in the blanks: software developers.
Now that U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson has officially called for the breakup of Microsoft Corp., the high-tech industry will have plenty of time to sift through the restrictions Microsoft must live under, and ponder the possibility of two Microsofts.
The looming court-ordered breakup of Microsoft Corp. poses more questions than it answers for the software giant's vast array of products and initiatives. In the meantime, that uncertainty may crush the notion that nobody gets fired for buying Microsoft.
HOPING TO CASH IN on one of the largest software releases in history, dozens of companies are looking to share the spotlight next week at the Windows 2000 Expo in San Francisco.
HOPING TO CASH IN on one of the largest software releases in history, dozens of companies are looking to share the spotlight this week at the Windows 2000 Expo in San Francisco.