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Walaika Haskins
Microsoft Pumps Another $100M Into Novell Deal
08/20/08 2:19 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 996 Words

... Microsoft is bumping up its monetary investment in its controversial partnership with Novell . Styling the deal as a so-called incremental investment increase, Microsoft will buy up to US$100 million in Suse Linux Enterprise Server support certificates. The certificates are sold and...

Dana Gardner
Ruminations on Microsoft's Future
11/06/08 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 2060 Words

In this episode, our experts examine the state of Microsoft at the onset of the annual Professional Developers Conference. Two narratives emerge from our roundtable discussion, that Microsoft is behind on many new IT trends and is tied to past business models. The...

Laura DiDio
Windows 7's First Birthday, Microsoft's Midlife Crisis
10/20/10 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1740 Words

Since it was released October 22, 2009, Microsoft has sold more than 200 million copies of the operating system -- approximately seven copies per second. That makes it the fastest-selling operating system in Microsoft's -- or any vendor's -- history. Windows 7 sales...

Jack M. Germain
What Does Microsoft Have to Do to Earn FOSSers' Respect?
06/05/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1336 Words

... Microsoft may not have fully endeared itself into the FOSS rank and file with its recent attempt to hold hands with the open source community. Feelings are not unanimous regarding the commercial software giant's decision in April to front a company-owned subsidiary...

Jeff Kagan
How Microsoft's Surface Can Win the Tablet War
06/21/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1459 Words

... Microsoft has introduced another new product. This one is a tablet called the "Surface." If Microsoft is not careful, it could actually be successful with this one -- if it plays its cards right, anyway. The Surface will let Microsoft compete head-to-head...

Laura DiDio
Is Microsoft Bottoming Out? - Part 1
08/04/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1386 Words

... been a busy summer for Microsoft and chief executive Steve Ballmer. In recent weeks, the software giant released customer previews and ship dates for the newest versions of its flagship Windows and Office products; purchased Yammer, a cloud-based enterprise social networking company;...

Laura DiDio
Is Microsoft Bottoming Out? - Part 2
08/11/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1578 Words

Is Microsoft Bottoming Out? - Part 1 You'd think that Microsoft was all but dead, judging by some of the industry scuttlebutt. Microsoft's tactical and strategic technology and business missteps are well publicized and dissected ad infinitum.

Less well documented are Microsoft's...

Chris Maxcer
Appletizing Microsoft: All You Need Is Love
10/19/15 10:25 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2271 Words

... question that's been bugging me lately is this: Why hasn't Microsoft managed to break through with mobile consumer devices? While Apple has been breaking into the enterprise through consumer demand, Microsoft's enterprise tradition hasn't been helping with consumers. Case in point? Windows...

Jack M. Germain
What Microsoft's GitHub Deal Promises to Programmers
06/11/18 11:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1470 Words

... sent tremors through the open source world last week, when it announced that it would acquire the popular developer platform GitHub for US$7.5 billion in company stock. Microsoft will acquire GitHub subject to closing conditions and completion of regulatory review. The acquisition...

Jack M. Germain
Microsoft's Edge Goes With the Chromium Flow
04/10/19 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1050 Words

... on Monday released the first Dev and Canary channel builds of the next version of Microsoft Edge, which is based on the Chromium open source project. The company last year revealed that it was reworking its Edge browser to be based on...

Jack M. Germain
Microsoft Becomes Master of Its Own Linux Kernel
05/09/19 8:56 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1843 Words

This marks the first time that Microsoft will include the Linux kernel as a component in Windows. Microsoft also introduced a Windows command line terminal that will add functionality to PowerShell and WSL.

Both the in-house custom-built Linux kernel for WSL2 and...

James Hollander
The New Microsoft E-Commerce Crusade
03/04/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 823 Words

Department of Justice and preparations for the much anticipated release of Windows 2000, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) shifted its focus on Thursday to announce a broad e-commerce strategy . At a press briefing held in San Francisco with chairman and CEO Bill Gates, the...

Joshua Wilner
Microsoft Declared A Monopoly
11/05/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 798 Words

... judge Thomas Penfield Jackson released late Friday afternoon a much-anticipated decision in which Microsoft was determined to be operating as a monopoly. This ruling is expected to have a tremendous impact on the future of Microsoft, as well as on the direction...

Lori Enos
Insurer Sues Microsoft over Antitrust Liability
04/21/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 625 Words

... to published reports, primary Microsoft insurer Zurich American Insurance Co. has filed a lawsuit asking a federal court in the state of Washington to rule that the coverage it wrote for Microsoft does not apply to antitrust claims. Zurich, a subsidiary of...

Paul A. Greenberg & Lori Enos
Report: Government Seeks Microsoft Split
04/24/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 758 Words

... weeks of behind-the-scenes wrangling over remedies in the Microsoft antitrust case, published reports Monday indicate that the U.S. government and 19 states are inclined to seek a breakup of the company. Reportedly, the government will propose a radical alteration in the structure...

Los Angeles Newsroom
Microsoft Blasts DOJ in Final Brief
06/01/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 809 Words

... for Microsoft Corp. railed against the U.S. government in a Wednesday court hearing, labeling its proposal to split the company in two as "vague" and "ambiguous." Microsoft told U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson that the company needs more time to revamp...

Teri Robinson
Blueprint: E-Commerce Without Microsoft
06/20/02 5:00 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1148 Words

... cannot swing an optical mouse these days without hitting a Microsoft product. But despite the software giant's aggressive posturing, enterprise is hardly at its mercy when developing a blueprint for e-commerce . In fact, it is easy to avoid Microsoft altogether, Andrew...

Brad Hill
Microsoft Hits Back in Java Case
02/24/03 12:25 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 743 Words

... the latest round of a corporate boxing match that has persisted for more than five years, Microsoft has filed a court brief accusing Sun Microsystems of unfair competition and violation of a previous settlement agreement. The brief is part of an ongoing...

Brad Hill
Microsoft To Debut Office Beta; Sun Bows New StarOffice
03/10/03 10:35 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 843 Words

... a massive upgrade and testing initiative, Microsoft is set to release 500,000 "beta 2" copies of Microsoft Office System, an enlarged and modernized version of the company's office productivity suite. The beta release marks one of Microsoft's most extensive testing programs ever,...

Jack M. Germain
Microsoft's Advanced-Research Division Comes of Age
08/19/03 4:11 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1088 Words

... month Microsoft Research hosted a summit of some of the best minds in academia to discuss major computing problems and find areas for mutually beneficial collaboration . Held during the last week in July, the gathering brought together 340 academic researchers representing...

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