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TechXNY: New version of Office due in May 2003

The next version of Microsoft Office, code-named Office 11, will be released next May, Microsoft Corp.'s Jeff Raikes, vice president of productivity and business services, announced yesterday at the PC Expo/TechXNY conference in New York.

Microsoft issues patch for hole in IE

Microsoft Corp. now has a patch available for the security hole in Internet Explorer Versions 5.5 and 6 that can expose cookie data to malicious hackers.

Privacy groups want FTC action on Passport

Privacy advocates are demanding that Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Timothy Muris stop Microsoft Corp. from "unfairly and deceptively" obtaining customer information through its Passport services and Windows XP operating system, which is due...

Microsoft creates security ratings

Microsoft Corp. said it is adding a rating system to its security warnings to help customers take the appropriate steps when faced with a security threat.

Lotus debuts Sametime 2.5 upgrade

Lotus Software Group, the IBM Corp. subsidiary formerly known as Lotus Development Corp., released on Sept. 7 Version 2.5 of its instant messaging software and server, Sametime.

New virus targets, encrypts .exe files

Antivirus vendor Central Command Inc. has detected a new worm that, disguised as a warning from Microsoft Corp., mass-mails itself to users and once launched from an attachment, encrypts executable files, rendering them unusable.

New virus targets and encrypts .exe files

Antivirus vendor Central Command has detected a new worm that, disguised as a warning from Microsoft, mass mails itself to users and once launched from an attachment, encrypts executable files, rendering them unusable.

Iomega to cut staff by more than a third

Iomega Corp. announced yesterday that it would lay off 38 percent of its employees worldwide and terminate leases and other contractual agreements in a restructuring move that also includes taking a charge of US$55 million to $65 million in the third...

MSN messenger outage leads to .Net concerns

The recent weeklong access foul-up with MSN Messenger left users angry and analysts questioning Microsoft's ability to effectively manage enterprise applications and systems under its .Net initiative.

MSN Messenger back up, but some buddy lists lost

Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that its MSN Messenger online chat service is back up and running for all users. The only remaining problem is that about 1 percent of users will have to rebuild their buddy lists for the free instant messaging (IM) servi...

MSN Messenger is back up for most users

After seven days of interrupted service, Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Messenger chat service is back online for most of its customers who lost access to the service for nearly a week, the company said Monday.

Hotmail flaw exposes buddy lists

Microsoft is investigating a complaint that expired Hotmail accounts retain the linked MS Instant Messenger buddy lists, and those lists are available to the next person who registers the same email address on a Hotmail account.

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