Source: CNet News
The next version of Microsoft's Office software will run only on the latest versions of the company's operating systems, Microsoft confirmed Tuesday. A representative acknowledged that Microsoft plans to offer the productivity suite, code-named Office 11, only for Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 and Windows XP.
Source: OS Opinion
The biggest change is restored support for Java Virtual Machine, which had been removed from newer versions of Explorer and XP because of a lawsuit filed by Sun Microsystems.
Take one Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) operating system, add fixes for several hundred bugs and security holes, toss in a dash of Justice Department agreement, and you have the recipe for the first Windows XP service pack.
Source: Beta News
Beta testers of Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 on Monday received invitations from Microsoft to join the Windows 2000 SP4 beta program. Nominations are being accepted through a registration survey on BetaPlace.
"Because you actively tested the Windows 2000 SP3 beta we would like to invite you to beta test the next Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4)," reads the e-mail invite.
Source: Digita| mass
the software giant will spend $300 million to promote the latest version of its Internet service.
He may have underestimated by just a bit.
After plastering city sidewalks, streets and other public property with butterfly-shaped advertising decals, New York City has sent Microsoft a $50 summons.
Microsoft vice president Yusuf Mehdi said the company was sorry.