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Waiting for Windows 2001

Microsoft took a big leap forward with its .NET initiative on Monday, rolling out betas of Visual Studio.NET and the Microsoft .NET framework, and settling on an official name of the next version of Windows, now code-named Whistler.

Supreme court nearing Microsoft antitrust decision

Meeting for the first time in several months, the US Supreme Court could decide this week whether or not it will hear the appeal of the guilty verdict leveled against Microsoft in the landmark antitrust case.

Office Upgrade Previewed By Microsoft

Microsoft has demonstrated the next version of its Office productivity suite, including some features that will usher in the company's .NET strategy, as well as an "Office server" product due early next year.

Gates previews 64-bit Windows

The 64-bit Windows effort passed a key milestone on Wednesday when Microsoft released a pre-beta version of Windows 2000 64-bit Edition at its Professional Developers Conference here.

MS/DOJ: Microsoft files appeal

Microsoft officials yesterday appealed a federal judge's ruling that the company violated US antitrust laws, saying the government's case was rife with mistakes, and the proposed remedy - breaking the software giant into two companies - is excessive,...

Microsoft claims 1 millionth Windows 2000 sale

Sales of Windows 2000 have hit the 1 million mark, less than one month after the product's February 17 launch, putting it on a pace similar to Windows 98 acceptance, according to Microsoft.

Dell CEO Clarifies Windows 2000 Comments

Dell CEO Michael Dell sought to clarify his expectations for Windows 2000 on Tuesday, saying his comments that Microsoft's operating system will not boost sales should not be read as a criticism of the product.

Microsoft Guards Against Windows 2000 Piracy

In a move to combat the manufacturing of illegal copies of its most important software release to date, Windows 2000 will include some of Microsoft's latest anti-piracy features, the company announced Thursday.

Microsoft readies Windows-Unix software

Microsoft took a step toward building interoperability between Windows 2000 and Unix systems on Monday with the release to manufacturing of Interix 2.2. The release is the result of Microsoft's purchase last year of Softway Systems, which first built...

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