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.
Microsoft has made much of the fact that its Windows 2000 operating system achieved Common Criteria certification at Evaluation Assurance level 4 towards the end of October. But what is this certification really worth?
According to Mike Nash, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Security Business Unit, "for current and potential Windows 2000 customers, this Common Criteria certification provides a high level of quality security assurance."
First Microsoft bet big on the Internet. Then it wagered on video games. Now, the software giant is going double-or-nothing on a combination of the two -- one it hopes will ultimately pay off in spades.
On Friday, Microsoft launched Xbox Live, an online gaming service with global aspirations that is part of the company's five-year, $2-billion strategy to make its video game console the center of a networked home entertainment system.
Source: Security Focus
Yesterday Microsoft senior VP and head trustworthy computing honcho Craig Mundie delivered his 'annual report' on the company's trustworthy computing initiative. He had much to say about the progress that has been made since Microsoft discovered security, but the bit that interested us was way down the bottom of this, where he explained why people are going to have to ditch their old MS stuff and buy lots of lovely new MS stuff instead.
Source: The Register
L33tdawg: "Bogus Boffins" -- I like that term *grin*
The professional engineers' association in Canada is dismayed that Microsoft Certified System Engineers (MCSEs) are calling themselves "engineers". Microsoft agreed to discourage the use of the term among MCSEs last year, but changed its mind in the summer.