An upgrade meant to be a surprise to users of Microsoft Corp.'s free e-mail service Hotmail surprisingly didn't happen Wednesday. A company spokesman looking into the botched launch said the company had not yet identified a reason for the delay.
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AOL Time Warner and electronics manufacturer Samsung Electronics agreed Tuesday to jointly develop and market the media company's next-generation set-top box and other consumer electronic products.
New Mexico said Thursday it has settled its antitrust claims against Microsoft, the first of 19 state attorneys general to bow out of the legal battle since Microsoft was deemed last year to be a predatory monopolist by a U.S. District Court.
Microsoft said Thursday it will pair with two major record labels in a digital music subscription service that will make use of the software maker's digital media technology and its MSN Internet service.
Microsoft Corp. issued a security bulletin late Thursday warning of a hole in the Windows 2000 operating system that allows intruders to relay spam e-mail from a remote PC.
Microsoft said Thursday that a hardware failure had crippled parts of its instant messaging service, cutting off all or part of the service to nearly one third of its customers around the world.
Microsoft on Thursday began shipping a promotional software package for Apple's latest operating system that includes fewer and simpler versions of the programs included in its popular office productivity suite, Office 2001 for Mac.
Adding to the oft-referenced list of things IT managers cannot avoid, including death, taxes and system crashes, software makers and industry watchdogs have identified yet another duty not to be overlooked -- software audits.
An appeals court ruling to uphold a lower court decision that Microsoft illegally used its desktop operating system monopoly puts the software maker in danger of facing billions of dollars in damages from private antitrust lawsuits, analysts and legal experts said Friday.
A federal appeals court delivered a ruling Thursday in the landmark antitrust case between Microsoft Corp. and the U.S. government, sending the case back to a lower court to be reviewed by a new judge, while upholding a lower court verdict that Microsoft acted illegally to maintain its monopoly in the market for desktop operating systems.
Linux server maker VA Linux Systems Inc. said Wednesday it will stop selling hardware and focus on its applications and online businesses, a move that will significantly cut into the company's short-term revenue but is expected to reduce costs in the longer term.
Microsoft said on Wednesday it will release the source code for its set of tools that will allow customers to build Web services and other applications based on its .Net initiative as part of its recently announced shared source program.
Oracle on Tuesday laid more groundwork for its shift to becoming an Internet services company that offers software and applications over the Web rather than a software company that relies on selling packaged products.
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said Thursday that Microsoft will rely on third-party security companies to build and support features in Hailstorm, the company's set of services that will be included in Windows XP and become the key building blocks for its .Net initiative.
Taking a page from the habits of the underground developer communities, Microsoft Corp. Tuesday announced that it has set up a Web site to swap snippets of code for building Web services based on its .Net initiative.