Microsoft wipes out bogus security software from 1 million PCs

Microsoft Corp. said that the anti-malware tool it pushes to Windows users as part of Patch Tuesday removed fake security software from nearly a million PCs during nine days this month.In a post

Published on: November 25th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

The Cloud will “get better” as Microsoft sets up Office there

Microsoft's plan to release Office Web Application along with the next boxed version of its popular productivity software suite will have a huge impact on the software-as-a-service market, an analyst says.The Redmond-based software

Published on: November 25th, 2008 Brian Jackson

‘Vista Capable’ lawyers want Microsoft CEO to give deposition

Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the Vista Capable class-action lawsuit want to grill Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for three hours to find out what he said to top executives at Intel Corp., Hewlett-Packard

Published on: November 24th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Smartphone OS showdown – What mobile platform reigns supreme?

Remember when a phone was just a phone? You'd no more give thought to its operating system than you would to the one that your microwave oven ran. Boy, have times changed. Today's

Published on: November 24th, 2008 Harry McCracken

Security, Search reasons to not skip Vista

It's been a hard road for Microsoft's Windows Vista, but even though negative perceptions have followed the operating system since its release, recent data and positive user feedback show a glimmer of hope

Published on: November 21st, 2008 Jeff Radecki

According to Microsoft CEO Ballmer, Yahoo acquisition won’t happen

"Acquisition discussions are finished," he said.But he continues to leave the door open to another sort of deal with Yahoo. Microsoft is still interested in doing some sort of search collaboration deal, as

Published on: November 20th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

Microsoft worried about Mac comparison long before Mac vs. PC ads

More than a year before Windows Vista's release - and long before Apple started poking fun at the operating system - Microsoft officials were already worried about comparisons between Mac OS X and

Published on: November 20th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Tailor your ERP for every user’s role

Everyone needs something from the company’s enterprise resource planning system, whether they recognize the abbreviation “ERP” or not. Sales managers need updates on who bought what. Marketing execs want to know how much

Published on: November 19th, 2008 Shane Schick

Bank of Montreal woos millennials with Web tools

Banks looking to forge new lifelong relationships with 18 to 30 year-olds must offer them the Web-based communications channels they prefer or lose out to competition, according to a new survey.Dubbed the “millennial

Published on: November 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang steps down from top post

After failed buyout talks with Microsoft Corp., an online advertising deal with Google Inc. that fell apart and two rounds of layoffs, Jerry Yang is stepping down as CEO of Yahoo Inc., the

Published on: November 19th, 2008 Martyn Williams, Nancy Gohring and James Niccolai

Exchange Online, SharePoint Online boon for mid-sized businesses

Budget-conscious mid-sized companies egging to build a data centre on the cheap stand to benefit from Microsoft's release on Monday of two hosted business productivity services.However, firms need to consider their options carefully

Published on: November 18th, 2008 Nestor E. Arellano and Elizabeth Montalbano

E-mails reveal HP fury over Vista marketing debacle

A Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) executive was furious at Microsoft Corp. over the company's decision to loosen the requirements for its "Vista Capable " marketing campaign, internal e-mails unsealed by a federal judge on

Published on: November 18th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

IT pros reveal why they’re skipping Vista and sticking with Windows XP

Despite warnings to businesses about the dangers of skipping Windows Vista, many IT managers and CIOs are standing firm that the risks of migrating to Vista outweigh the benefits. The recent press coverage regardingperformance efficiencies seen

Published on: November 17th, 2008 Jeff Radecki

Windows 7 shows promise in first in-depth review

Microsoft may call the newest version of its operating system Windows 7, but you may want to think of it as Windows 6.5. In overall look and feel, it mimics Vista, although there

Published on: November 13th, 2008 Preston Gralla