The software giant is putting the finishing touches on the third collection of Windows 2000 bug fixes, which is likely to be more important to businesses than the usual service pack
Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on the third collection of Windows 2000 bug fixes, which is nearly ready for release after a protracted period of testing, sources said.
Microsoft is hatching plans for a new Exchange Server e-mail system, with improved security, a facelift for Outlook, and better support for cell phones and other handhelds.
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer is expected to elaborate on the new version of Exchange in a speech to business partners Monday at its Fusion conference in Los Angeles.
Microsoft on Monday will announce its crown digital media technology, code-named Corona, officially will be called Windows Media 9 Series.
Windows Media 9 is seen as an important technology advancement, as Microsoft jockeys to curb the threat open-source MPEG-4 poses to the company's proprietary digital media formats. Microsoft sees the success of Windows Media 9 as crucial to selling Windows software for servers and embedded devices, say analysts.
Source: Security Focus
A little bird suggests to The Register that Microsoft's "more secure than others" wireless products will be using Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP). He further suggests that PEAP support will ship with Windows XP SP1, and although we hadn't heard that as a possible SP1 addition, Microsoft is a supporter of PEAP, and a while back said a "future version of the Windows client may also include Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol," here.
Source: Business Week
More than four years after it was filed, the government's antitrust case against Microsoft (MSFT ) is finally about to bear fruit for consumers. Although the effort by nine states to toughen the deal agreed to by Microsoft and the Justice Dept. drags on, the software maker has decided to honor part of the original agreement by modifying Windows XP with an update called Service Pack 1. SP1, now in final testing, is scheduled to be released as a free update later this summer.