How sophisticated buyers save $110 on Windows Vista SP1

Microsoft continues to give its tacit blessing for consumers to exploit a technical loophole that allows them to upgrade to Vista with Service Pack 1, even if they don't own the necessary prior

Published on: April 4th, 2008 Eric Lai

Microsoft to extend Windows XP availability for low-cost laptops

Click here to participate in Computerworld's Save XP Petition.Microsoft plans to extend the availability of Windows XP for low-cost laptops beyond June 30, with an announcement expected later this week, according to a

Published on: April 2nd, 2008 Sumner Lemon and Elizabeth Montalbano

Microsoft licensing of Flash Lite offers heavy duty benefits to Adobe

After it was publicly scorned by Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs earlier this month, Adobe Systems Inc.'s Flash Lite mobile media player on Monday found itself in the warm embrace of a strange

Published on: March 31st, 2008 Eric Lai

Free online conference a “big help” to small Canadian businesses

How may I use social networking to promote my business? What's the latest on bugs pestering Vista users? Where can I get free software to help me market my product? Does a printer

Published on: March 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Compliance is actually good for business, Canadian experts say

Compliance can help companies improve how they do business and prevent costly litigation, says a Canadian expert."Compliance needs to become part of the corporate mindset," according to James McKeen, professor of IT strategy

Published on: March 19th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Spam King faces 26-year jail term after pleading guilty

The notorious spammer authorities dubbed "the King of Spam" is facing a possible 26-year jail sentence after pleading guilty in Seattle on Friday to charges of fraud and tax evasion. Robert Soloway, 28,

Published on: March 17th, 2008 Robert McMillan

Microsoft to buy Rapt, confers with Yahoo execs

Microsoft hasn't yet snagged Yahoo, but it plans to acquire another company it hopes will boost its online advertising yields: Rapt, of San Francisco. Rapt sells advertising yield management tools for online media

Published on: March 17th, 2008 Peter Sayer and Dan Nystedt

Can’t buy me love – everything else up for grabs if you’re Oracle

It's no industry secret that Oracle will make a strategic acquisition whenever it feels the need. Since 2005, Oracle had made 39 of them. Some were well-known and divisive (the 18-month hostile takeover

Published on: March 14th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Linux well suited to SMB market

Everywhere you turn nowadays, another company is targeting the Small and Medium Business (SMB) marketplace. SMBs are growing, and represent a segment of the IT market that has not been fully exploited by

Published on: March 11th, 2008 Jim Romeo

iPhone 2.0 promises better enterprise support with built-in ActiveSync and Apple’s SDK

Apple is readying significant enhancements to the software in its iPhone handset for later this year. The company takes cues from both the business and consumer worlds, finally letting third-party developers in on

Published on: March 11th, 2008 Robert Strohmeyer

Web 2.0 may be social, but is it profitable?

Web 2.0 and social networking is drawing a lot of eyeballs and visitors, but is it likewise generating dollars?That was a question asked during a panel discussion on the topic, Is Web 2.0

Published on: March 10th, 2008 Dan McLean

Microsoft’s Ballmer grilled on Yahoo offer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer couldn't avoid being trampled by the elephant in the room -- the company's bid to acquire Yahoo -- during a quirky keynote question-and-answer session at the company's MIX 08

Published on: March 7th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Microsoft launches its “most tested” product ever, promises big benefits to IT

Turkish engineer Omer Celik survived a massive earthquake in Istanbul, Turkey in 1989 only to spend the next five days living on the street awaiting rescue crews.It was an experience that he hoped

Published on: February 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft faces record $1.3 billion fine for continued anti-trust violations

The European Commission fined Microsoft a massive

Published on: February 28th, 2008 Paul Meller