Stories by Michelle Zelsman

Microsoft abandons MCSE decertification policy

Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it will not decertify MCSEs (Microsoft-certified systems engineers) for Windows NT 4.0 or below who do not upgrade to Windows 2000 by Dec. 31, as was announced more than a year ago by the Redmond, Wash., company.

Rivals Team Up for IT Gold

Industry insiders call it convergence. Some customers call it an integrated solution. In the old days, which, by the way, were just a couple of years ago, it was an unheard of practice. Today formerly fierce competitors are joining forces to deliver robust solutions to some very complex technical challenges.