Microsoft took a public file server offline Tuesday after Internet users discovered that the system contained scores of internal Microsoft documents, including a huge customer database with millions of entries.
Source: CNet News
Microsoft is promising customers that it will simplify the security alerts it routinely issues on problems affecting its products.
The company notified customers of pending changes to security alert bulletins in an e-mail sent Tuesday to the Microsoft Security Notification Service mailing list.
Innovation continues despite the high-tech industry's downturn, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates said Sunday as he unveiled a strategy to push "smart" computing technology into everyday gadgets such as alarm clocks and pens.
Gates, who opened the 23rd annual Comdex trade show, said there was a negative perception of high tech following the collapse of the tech bubble more than two years ago.
Microsoft has announced a new shipping date for the delayed server version of the Windows XP operating system.
Renamed Windows .Net Server 2003, the operating system is now expected to ship in April 2003. A new version of Microsoft's Visual Studio.Net development tools will ship concurrently.