Elizabeth MontalbanoIDG News Service

Microsoft Readying Low-cost Windows Server OS

Microsoft is readying a new low-cost version of Windows Server.

Startup Adds Ubuntu as OS for Unified Communications

Unified communications software startup Unison has added Ubuntu to the list of Linux OSes on which companies can run its...

Ballmer Sees Recession as Investment Opportunity

Microsoft plans to continue spending and trying to increase market share in key areas despite the current global recession.

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Ballmer: Azure Ready for Release by End of Year

Ballmer said Microsoft plans to release its Windows Azure cloud-computing platform before the end of the year.

Kindle 2 Starts Shipping a Day Early

Amazon on Monday began shipping its Kindle 2 e-book reader a day earlier than originally planned.

Red Hat Targets VMware, Microsoft With Virtualization Line

Red Hat Monday introduced a line of virtualization software to compete with VMware, Microsoft.

Microsoft Promotes Gutierrez to Steer IP Policy, Licensing

Microsoft has promoted one of its intellectual property attorneys, Horacio Gutierre, to a more prominent role in steering its...

Microsoft Research Social App Marries Web, Desktop

A new proof-of-concept application from Microsoft Research lets users share files from their desktop on the Web.

Analyst: HP Results Bad News for Microsoft

HP's results could mean more financial trouble for Microsoft as the PC market continues to struggle, a financial analyst said...

Microsoft's Razorfish Taps Rackspace for Cloud Hosting

Microsoft's Razorfish has chosen Rackspace as its cloud-hosting platform rather than wait for Microsoft to release Azure.

Microsoft Retail Stores a Risky Proposition

Microsoft's decision to open retail stores is a calculated risk that will likely prove a more challenging endeavor than...

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Microsoft-Red Hat Deal Shows Need for Virtualization Support

A deal between Microsoft and Red Hat unveiled Monday shows the need for vendors to ensure customers get cross-platform...

Woman Sues Microsoft Over XP Downgrade Charge

A woman has filed suit against Microsoft over a $59.25 charge for downgrading her Windows Vista PC to XP.

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Microsoft Lashes out at Adobe Over Silverlight Comments

Microsoft is crying foul over recent comments made by an Adobe executive that Silverlight has "fizzled" as a competitor to...

Opera Unveils Compression Service for Speedier Browsing

Opera Thursday unveiled a new compression service it said speeds up browsing the Web on its mobile and desktop browsers.