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1: new post   JPEG Vulnerability in Windows Software
"Microsoft has issued a warning about a critical vulnerability in Windows that could let carefully crafted pictures act as bearers of malicious code."
Sept 16, 2004
2: new post   Back to Basics : Setting up a Home Network
" I have one desktop computer running Windows ME, one desktop computer running XP Pro, and a laptop running XP Home. I'm using a router and a cable modem to get them connected to the Internet. "
Dec 23, 2004
3: new post   Microsoft to Limit Access to Security Fixes
"...announcing yesterday that it will require participation in its Windows Genuine Advantage program to get updates and downloads from its Web site ."
Jan 27, 2005
4: new post   Microsoft Tests New Patch Service
"Microsoft has begun testing a new patch program designed to help enterprise users update versions of Windows, Office and other software. The program, called Update Services, should appear in final form later in the year and will be free to users"
Mar 23, 2005
5: new post   Microsoft Eiger - New Thin Client in Testing
"...putting the bulk of control into one server introduces a single point of failure. If the server goes down, everyone connected to it goes down"
May 16, 2005
6: new post   Microsoft Launches Windows Vista Beta 1 - Code Name Longhorn
"Microsoft has made available the first Windows Vista beta to developers and IT professionals, following the announcement of the name of its next generation operating system, Windows Vista (previously code-named 'Longhorn')."
Aug 14, 2005
7: new post   Multiple Variations of Zotob Worm Running Hard
Infections all over the net are being reported. Possibly the worst virus outbreak in quite awhile. Multiple variations on the Zotob Worm have been popping up over the last 48 hours. Please update your Windows Operating system to the latest releases by Microsoft.
Aug 17, 2005
8: new post   MSN buys a VoIP Company
"Microsoft's online portal MSN said Tuesday it has acquired Teleo, a San Francisco-based VoIP provider, for an undisclosed sum."
Aug 31, 2005
9: new post   Microsoft announces "Windows Live."
Microsoft has announced online versions of its Windows operating system and other popular software programs, hoping to defuse a growing threat from fast-moving challengers.
Nov 2, 2005
10: new post   Microsoft contemplating free ad supported Windows?
"Although no specific plans have been made, executives within Microsoft are examining whether it makes sense to release ad-supported versions of products such as Works, Money, or even the Windows operating system itself."
Nov 16, 2005
11: new post   "Extremely Critical " Secunia Security Advisory for Windows XP
"A vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system."
Dec 29, 2005
12: new post   WiFi Security Flaw
"A Microsoft Windows feature that allows PCs to automatically search for Wi-Fi connections could be exploited by hackers."
Jan 17, 2006
13: new post   New Vista features on CTP, developers build 5308
"Microsoft said on Wednesday it is releasing an updated test version of Windows Vista, the forthcoming update to Microsoft's flagship operating system."
Feb 23, 2006
14: new post   Microsoft delays launch of Vista
"Microsoft plans to delay the consumer launch of its much-anticipated Windows Vista operating system to January 2007."
Mar 22, 2006
15: new post   Microsoft starts Windows auto-piracy check
"PCs using Microsoft's automatic Windows update service will be checked for pirate versions of the operating system from today, and dodgy copies will be refused all upgrades except critical security patches."
Apr 25, 2006
16: new post   Gartner says: Don't Expect Vista Until 2Q 2007
Microsoft's long awaited and overdue operating system may be pushed even further into next year before release.
May 3, 2006
17: new post   Vista PC Requirements
"Microsoft has revealed how powerful computers must be to run Vista - the new version of its Windows operating system."
May 19, 2006
18: new post   Vista Beta 2 Released
"Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday released new test versions of what company co-founder Bill Gates called its three most important products: Windows Vista for desktop computers, Windows for servers and the Office business software suite."
May 24, 2006
19: new post   Microsoft debuts OneCare security package
"The product, dubbed OneCare, rolls anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall programs into one package."
May 31, 2006
20: new post   Preparing for the end of Windows 98 & Windows ME
"Microsoft has threatened to withdraw support from Windows 98 quite a few times."
June 18, 2006
21: new post   Microsoft faces second WGA lawsuit
"Microsoft has been named in a second lawsuit over its antipiracy Windows Genuine Advantage program, which plaintiffs allege acts as "spyware" on their systems."
July 6, 2006
22: new post   Microsoft to Introduce Web-based Sales Tools
"...it plans to introduce a Web-based version of its sales and marketing software in 2007 as it targets rivals like Salesforce.com, Oracle Corp. and SAP AG in a fast-growing market. Microsoft said the service initially would target small businesses."
July 11, 2006
23: new post   Microsoft pulls support for Windows 98 and Windows Me today
"From today, the estimated 70 million users world-wide of Windows 98, 98 Se and Windows Me will not longer be provided with telephone help or security updates by the software giant. "
July 11, 2006
24: new post   Microsoft Patches 18 Security Flaws in Windows, Office
"... released seven security updates to address 18 separate flaws in its Windows operating systems and Office software, including 13 problems that earned a "critical" severity rating..."
July 12, 2006
25: new post   EU hits Microsoft with new fine: Euro280.5 million ($357 million)
"The European Union today fined Microsoft Euro280.5 million ($357 million) for failing to obey a 2004 antitrust ruling and has threatened new fines of Euro3 million a day starting on July 31."
July 12, 2006
26: new post   Microsoft Lifeline for Older PCs
"Microsoft on Wednesday revealed software that turns older PCs into more modern and secure systems, but in the process also makes them less than full-fledged computers.
July 12, 2006
27: new post   Microsoft Makes Virtual PC Free
"Users can download the Virtual PC 2004 Service Pack 1 software from the Microsoft web site. The software allows users to run multiple instances of operating systems on a single computer, allowing users to test a new development environment or simply try out a new configuration without changing the underlying OS."
July 17, 2006
28: new post   Microsoft Gives Linux a Virtual Hug
"After years of hoping to crush Linux, Microsoft is trying to show it can get along with its open-source rival."
July 18, 2006
29: new post   Microsoft Opening Up Windows A Lot Wider
"Microsoft laid out a dozen competitive principles Wednesday governing Windows Vista and all future versions of its desktop operating-system software, the ubiquitous product that has been the subject of fierce antitrust battles for more than a decade."
July 20, 2006
30: new post   Vista: Microsoft Gets Good Reception At Black Hat
"Microsoft's presentations on Windows Vista are not the typical Black Hat talks, but attendees are welcoming the look behind the scenes at the software giant."
Aug 4, 2006
31: new post   Vista Hacked at Black Hat
"While Microsoft talked up Windows Vista security at Black Hat, a researcher in another room demonstrated how to hack the operating system."
Aug 7, 2006
32: new post   U.S.A.'s 'Homeland Security': Fix Your Windows
"In a rare alert, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has urged Windows users to plug a potential worm hole in the Microsoft operating system. "
Aug 10, 2006
33: new post   Microsoft Preps Google Pack Response
"Microsoft's latest Windows Live offering is for the most part not a new service at all, but rather a one-time download that includes a subset of the available Live applications, much like the Google Pack."
Aug 30, 2006
34: new post   Windows Vista Pricing Published by Amazon
fwiw...
Aug 30, 2006
35: new post   New Internet Explorer Vulnerability Posted on Web
Exploit affects IE 5.01 and 6; Microsoft is investigating, and suggests users disable ActiveX and active scripting controls.
Sept 15, 2006
36: new post   Microsoft To Lock Pirates Out Of Vista PCs
"Windows Vista will have new antipiracy technology that locks people out their PCs if the operating system isn't activated within 30 days after installation. "
Oct 4, 2006
37: new post   Microsoft: Final Vista Test Released
"The company said Release Candidate 2 of the new operating system is being made available to its usual crop of technical testers and developers, as well as to some of the enthusiast consumers who are testing the earlier, RC1 version."
Oct 9, 2006
38: new post   Is Windows Near The End Of Its Run?
"Windows Vista and Office 2007, according to industry analysts, may be the last time Microsoft can really cash in on these lucrative personal computer products, as software is increasingly distributed, developed and used on the Internet."
Oct 16, 2006
39: new post   Vista Gets Transfer To New Machine Limits To Combat Piracy
"Under changes to Microsoft's licensing terms, buyers of retail copies of Vista will only be able to transfer their software to a new machine once. If they want to move their software a second time, they will have to buy a new copy of the operating system."
Oct 17, 2006
40: new post   Free Anti-Spyware Windows Defender Out of Beta
Microsoft has released the first non-beta version of the the Windows Defender product. Formerly known as Windows Antispyware, this product works with Windows XP and Windows 2003, and will be available in Vista versions as well.
Oct 25, 2006
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