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John Fontana is senior editor at Network World.

New Microsoft Antivirus Tool Arrives Today

In the works for some time, Microsoft's free Security Essentials anti-malware software will be available for download today, the vendor confirmed.

Tech Support Firm Expects Bump in Business From Win7

With Windows 7 in the wings, on-demand tech support firm iYogi is expanding its staff to accommodate an anticipated run on its services.

IBM: Forget Office, Join the Symphony Family

Microsoft Office isn't the only productivity suite, IBM reminds the world, playing up its Symphony.

Bill Giving Obama Power to Shut Web Takes on New Tone

The second draft of a Senate cybersecurity bill appears to tone down language that would grant President Obama the power to shut down the Internet.

Windows 7 Rollouts: Slow and Steady, Not a Storm

Businesses are likely to upgrade to Windows 7 on a piecemeal basis, installing the new OS when they replace PCs.


Nokia Partnership Pushes Microsoft's Cloud Plans

Nokia Deal Fuels Microsoft's Cloud, Collaboration, Management Strategies

Windows President Tries to Calm Fears of Win 7 Critical Bug

Microsoft's Windows Division president Steven Sinofsky tried to tamp down a growing roar that Windows 7 RTM has a critical flaw.

Microsoft and Linux: A Checkered Past

Microsoft Monday made an historic move by submitting device drivers to the Linux kernel under a GPLv2 license. Here are some other milestones in their relationship.

Google Opens Attack on Lotus Notes Installed Base

Google Tuesday set its sights on IBM, unveiling a tool to migrate Lotus Notes users to Google Apps and releasing a whitepaper laying out how to migrate Notes...

Windows 7 Forecast to Squash Vista Quickly

Windows 7 installations will ramp up quickly, and quickly replace Vista in corporations, IDC analysts predict.


Windows 7 Upgrade No Deal for Many Businesses

Do the math: Microsoft's upgrade pricing could cost corporate users thousands of dollars more in migration expenses.


What's Behind Google's Speed Push?

Google's attempt to increase the speed at which the Internet operates focuses less on rip-and-replace and more on a set of best practices.

IBM Does Virtual Meetings in 3D

IBM/Lotus has released a 3D virtual environment conferencing service complete with avatars and whiteboards as part of its Sametime collaboration software.

Google Grabs 1 Million Phone Numbers for Google Voice

Google's action signals it may be ready to launch its voice service beyond a beta.

Windows 7 Looks Good, but XP Migration Is Key

Corporate migration to Windows 7 may be less about evaluating the new Microsoft OS and more about how to properly gauge the correct time to get XP off desktops.