Posts Tagged ‘ Microsofts ’

Microsoft ‘Vail,’ ‘Aurora’ Server Builds Are Now in Preview

Aug 17th, 2010 | By technologynews

Microsoft has released preview builds of its Windows Home Server, codenamed Vail, and its Windows Small Business Server, codenamed Aurora. The new Vail build adds native support for Mac OS, and can be downloaded here. Other features include improved multi-PC backup and restore, simplified setup, media streaming outside a home or office, and a
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Oracle’s Google Android Lawsuit Won’t Impact Windows Phone 7 Performance

Aug 16th, 2010 | By technologynews

Google has vowed to strongly defend open-source standards and its Android operating system from an intellectual property lawsuit by Oracle, which sued the search-engine giant Aug. 12 for allegedly infringing on seven patents and other copyrights related to Java. And while much of the Oracle-Google drama relates to open source, some have been asking whether
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Video Game Industry Slumps Despite Surge in Hardware Sales

Aug 14th, 2010 | By technologynews

The video game industry inched lower in July, down 1 percent to $846.5 million, compared with $850.6 million in July 2009, despite a 12 percent increase in hardware sales. Year-to-date (YTD) overall sales are down 8 percent, at $7.5 billion compared with $8.2 billion for the same period last year. Software sales fell 8 percent
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Windows 7, Salesforce Settlement, Bing Maps Dominated Microsoft Week

Aug 8th, 2010 | By technologynews

Microsoft enjoyed some positive news this week, at least on the legal front: the company announced Aug. 4 that it had settled its patent-infringement cases with Salesforce.com, heading off what promised to be a protracted legal battle. Salesforce.com will receive broad coverage under Microsofts patent portfolio for its products and services as well as
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Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry After the Same Goal: Consumers

Aug 8th, 2010 | By technologynews

Research In Motion used the Aug. 3 launch of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 to position itself as more consumer-centric: during a high-profile presentation in New York City, executive after executive touted the devices multimedia and social-networking capabilitiesnot to mention what the company hopes will be a mobile-applications storefront capable of holding its own against Apples
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Microsoft, Salesforce.com Settle Patent-Infringement Suits

Aug 4th, 2010 | By technologynews

Microsoft announced Aug. 4 that it has settled its patent-infringement cases with Salesforce.com, marking the end of what promised to be a protracted legal affair and a symbolic battle over the future of the cloud. Earlier this summer, both companies had filed intellectual-property lawsuits against each other. With regard to the intellectual property at
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Microsoft Adds Taxi Fare Calculator, OpenStreetMap, Color

Aug 4th, 2010 | By technologynews

Microsoft has integrated a handful of new features into Bing Maps, in yet another salvo in the applications long-running battle with Google Maps. The additions include a Taxi Fare Calculator and a World of Football app that displays soccer scores from around the world and zooms into stadiums. In addition, Bing Maps is now rendered
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Firefox Is Losing the Browser War to Internet Explorer, Chrome: 10 Reasons Why

Aug 2nd, 2010 | By technologynews

Firefox Is Losing the Browser War to Internet Explorer, Chrome: 10 Reasons Why ( Page 1 of 2 ) Mozilla has one of the finest stories in the tech space. Facing a seemingly insurmountable competitor that had vanquished bigger firms, Mozilla delivered a browser that offered superior performance to Internet Explorer. Over time, its
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Microsoft Issues Shortcut Vulnerability Patch

Aug 2nd, 2010 | By technologynews

Microsoft released an out-of-band patch to address a critical vulnerability in how Windows handles shortcuts, as outlined in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-046.  This security update addresses a vulnerability in the handling of shortcuts that affects all currently supported versions of Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Christopher
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Windows 7 Tablets, Black Hat, Cloud Dominated Microsoft’s Week

Aug 1st, 2010 | By technologynews

Microsofts week climaxed at its annual Financial Analyst Meeting, where company executives reiterated their argumentmade previously at Julys Worldwide Partner Conferencethat competition in areas such as the cloud and tablet PCs is only just beginning. While Microsofts core businesses performed well last quarter, the company is trying to expand into areas where some of its
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