Elizabeth MontalbanoIDG News Service

Microsoft Signs Search Deal With Yahoo

Microsoft's Bing search engine will power Yahoo's search site, and Yahoo will sell premium search advertising services for both companies

Gartner: Global Software Budgets Will Grow Next Year

A new report by Gartner showing that software spending will increase worldwide next year may indicate the technology market has hit bottom.

Analysts: Microsoft Q4 Results Show Competitive Pressure

Microsoft's disappointing Q4 results point to signs of damage from challenges to its business that the software vendor has so far deflected.

Microsoft: GPL Linux Code Release Not Due to Violation

Microsoft stands by its original reasoning to release Hyper-V Linux code under the GPL, saying it did not release it because of an obligation to the license.

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Microsoft Revenue Declines 17 Percent in Fiscal Q4

UPDATE: Microsoft revenue declined 17 percent and net income declined 29 percent year over year in its fourth quarter due to weak global sales of PCs and servers.

Engineer: Microsoft Violated GPL Before Linux Code Release

Code that Microsoft released Monday for the Linux kernel under the GPL was in violation of that license, according to a Linux code contributor.

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Microsoft Finalizes Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 Code

Microsoft on Wednesday finalized the code for both its Windows 7 client OS and Windows Server 2008 R2, sending both products to manufacturing.

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Company Helps ISVs Assess Cost of Microsoft's Windows Azure

One Microsoft partner is giving ISVs a tool to figure out how much deploying their application might cost once Microsoft starts charging for Windows Azure.

Windows 7 RTM Code Available Next Month

Microsoft on Tuesday detailed how its partners and business customers can get Windows 7 release-to-manufacturing code, which will be available in August.

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Microsoft Makes Second GPLv2 Release in as Many Days

Microsoft has made its second release under the General Public License in two days with software for the open-source online learning system Moodle.

Bing, Windows 7 in Spotlight for Microsoft Results

Windows 7 and Microsoft's search engine, Bing, will be of particular interest to financial analysts when the company reports its earnings next week.

Microsoft: Azure Enterprise Licenses Will Be Simple

Microsoft is promising simple enterprise licenses for its Azure cloud-computing platform.

Analyst: Microsoft's Windows 7 License Numbers Misleading

A former Microsoft employee and analyst warned the financial community not to be misled by Microsoft's claims about early business adoption of Windows 7.

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Web Tool to Help Navigate NYC Real Estate

With nearly a million buildings in New York's five boroughs alone, and many of those buildings with multiple properties for sale or rent, real-estate...

Microsoft Customers Face License Hurdle to Online Apps

Some analysts say Microsoft's enterprise licensing terms provide little incentive for large customers to move away from its on-premise software.