Source: The Inquirer
SOME UNFORTUNATE developer at Microsoft is being mercilessly ribbed at the moment. Either that or is busily cleaning out their desk. All because of one silly mistake. How could a mistyped HTML tag cause a whole series of programs to crash?
The word "security" is used a lot by Microsoft officials when they discuss the company's plan for Next-Generation Secure Computing Base, formerly code-named Palladium. However, if you think NGSCB has anything to do with keeping your future Windows systems more secure from viruses, worms and other security problems, think again.
When Microsoft Corp. raises the curtain on the first piece of its Next-Generation Secure Computing Base for Windows technology this week, company executives said it will mark the beginning of a fundamental shift in the architecture of the PC and the way users interact with their machines.
Source: PC World
Microsoft this summer plans to reveal further details about the next version of its Passport e-business authentication service, although the company is not yet committing to a release date. One improvement planned for Passport is fitting it with Web services protocols such as WS-Security as a mechanism for federating with other authentication service providers, said Microsoft's Adam Sohn, product manager in the platform strategy group at the company, in Redmond, Washington.
How far will MSN go to get new subscribers? Apparently to the portable potty at your local summer concert or festival.
MSN UK is creating what Microsoft calls the world's first Internet outhouse, or iLoo, complete with flat-screen plasma display, wireless keyboard and broadband access. MSN UK spokesman Matthew Whittingham described the portable toilet as the first "WWW.C," referring to the term W.C., or water closet.