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Microsoft exec defends RSS rebranding

A Microsoft Network (MSN) executive is defending Microsoft's rebranding of RSS (Really Simple Syndication) into "Web feeds" after a flurry of Microsoft bloggers accused the software giant of trying to recast the Web-site syndication technology in its...

Microsoft tool to simplify Vista deployment

Microsoft is trying to address a key reason business customers are skipping over Windows upgrades by including a new tool in the next version of Windows that simplifies the deployment of the operating system (OS).

Lessons for Google in Netscape downfall

It's been 10 years since the initial public offering (IPO) of ill-fated Internet pioneer Netscape Communications, and the often-told story of its rise and fall has inspired inevitable comparisons to the industry's current darling, Google.

Microsoft to reissue Windows 2000 SP4 update

Microsoft plans to re-release Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 due to several problems users are having with the current version, a company executive confirmed Monday.

Microsoft to patch software next week

Microsoft will release six software patches next Tuesday covering flaws in its Windows operating system. The company also is planning to release an updated version of its Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, and a nonsecurity update for...

Microsoft to integrate speech into Exchange

Microsoft aims to add speech-enabling technology to a future version of its Exchange Server as part of its unified messaging strategy, a move that could potentially compete with its third-party ISV (independent software vendor) partners.

Microsoft, Google to fight geek battle

As the industry war between Microsoft and Google begins to boil, representatives from the two companies plan to duke it out in less serious fashion at the upcoming Linuxworld show in San Francisco.

Windows Vista release slips to Q4 2006

Windows Vista won't be available for shipment until the last quarter of 2006, a Microsoft executive let slip in a presentation on Microsoft's campus Thursday.

Microsoft requires Windows piracy checks

Microsoft is expected to go live with a program requiring customers to validate that they are running legitimate copies of Windows before they can use Microsoft's download services.

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