Elizabeth MontalbanoIDG News Service

Windows 7 Beta Availability Extended

Microsoft has extended the general availability of the Windows 7 beta until February 10.

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Microsoft to Merge Windows Live and Office Live

Microsoft appears to be closer to rebranding its search engine and Live online services under the name Kumo.

Microsoft to Deliver First IE8 Release Candidate Monday

Microsoft has finished the first release candidate of the next version of Internet Explorer and is set to release it on...

Cuts Call for Microsoft to Rethink Windows Client

Microsoft's layoffs indicate the company should reconsider the contribution of Windows to its financial worries.

Ballmer Provides Grim Outlook as Economy 'resets'

Microsoft's Ballmer said the economy will get worse before it gets better for Microsoft and industry as a whole.

Intel to Close Facilities, Lay off Thousands Worldwide

Intel will close four facilities and lay off as many as 5,000 to 6,000 people in a restructuring of its manufacturing...

Microsoft Contributes Code to Apache SOA Project

Microsoft provides code to Project Stonehenge, which is building a set of sample applications for a service-oriented architecture.

Researcher: Jobs Should Disclose Health Info to SEC

The SEC should require public companies to fully disclose information about executives' health in light of Steve Jobs' leave.

Silverlight to Stream Obama's Inauguration

Microsoft's Silverlight has been chosen for the live streaming of Obama's inauguration on Tuesday.

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Microsoft Sued Over Unified Communications Deal

A Wisconsin small business is suing Microsoft for allegedly misrepresenting the capabilities of its unified communications...

Microsoft Beta Lets Old Windows Apps Run on Vista

Microsoft has released the first public beta of a tool that lets old Windows apps run on Vista through virtualization.

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Analysts: Bartz Won't Rush Into Microsoft Deal

Analysts say that new Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz won't rush into a search deal with Microsoft.

Microsoft, Cisco and Intel Fund Learning-assessment Project

Microsoft has teamed up with Cisco and Intel to create a project aimed at improving on a global basis how students learn.

Sources: Windows 7 and Office 14 Dual Launch Not Likely

Windows 7 and the next version of Office, code-named Office 14, probably won't be released simultaneously.

Seagate Replaces Watkins With Chairman and Former CEO Luczo

Seagate is replacing its CEO with Chairman and former CEO Stephen Luczo.