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  • Why Microsoft's pushing Office subscriptions

    The launch of new and revised Office 365 software-by-subscription plans for businesses shows that Microsoft realizes its current licensing revenue is threatened by cost-cutting customers, an analyst said yesterday.

  • Office 2013 costs just $9.95 for some

    Microsoft today added Office 2013 to the Home Use Program (HUP), which lets employees of some companies and organizations buy the new suite for $9.95.

  • Google, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon among new cloud-security registry members

    Google, Verizon, Intel, McAfee, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/">Microsoft</a> and Savvis are joining a <a href="https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/research/initiatives/security-guidance/">voluntary program set up by the Cloud Security Alliance</a> that provides public information about whether contributors comply with CSA-recommended cloud-security practices.

  • EBay attacks server virtualization with 100TB of SSD storage

    When online auction site eBay had problems meeting the I/O storage demands of business units starved for more virtual machine (VM) deployments, its quality assurance division had an idea: swap out hard disk drive-based arrays with solid-state drive (SSD) storage.

  • Windows Thin PC nears final release

    Microsoft has issued a release candidate of Windows Thin PC, a stripped-down version of Windows 7 for thin clients, and will make the software widely available by the end of this quarter.

  • ISACA launches audit program for social media governance

    ISACA, a global association of 95,000 IT assurance, security and governance professionals, has launched a new customisable audit program to help enterprises address the complex and emerging area of social media governance.

  • Google to use Return Path anti-phishing system

    Google has joined Yahoo, software site Tucows and filtering firm Cloudmark in signing up to use Return Path's now formally launched Domain Assurance service which the company claims will turn the screw on phishing and brand-hijacking spam.