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New Feature: Microsoft Newswire

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In an effort to provide you a central location to help keep you up to date on Microsoft news, I'm trying a new feature: Microsoft Newswire.  Take a look below…

Let me know if this is something that you find useful.

Barnaby


Daily Newswire

Microsoft Business Solutions Gains Stability, Strength
CNET - 3/29/2006
Stability and a focused, long-term strategy from Microsoft Business Solutions was the big news that customers gladly welcomed at this year's Convergence conference.

Microsoft Delays Virtual Server Update
CNET - 3/29/2006
Microsoft has delayed until early 2007 an update for Microsoft Virtual Server, a technology that lets a computer run multiple incarnations of Windows simultaneously.

EU Warns Microsoft Over Windows Vista
Associated Press - 3/29/2006
The European Union's top antitrust regulator has warned Microsoft that it won't be allowed to sell its new Windows Vista operating system in Europe if it comes prepackaged with certain features.

After IE Attacks, Microsoft Eyes Security Betas
InfoWorld - 3/29/2006
With hackers actively exploiting an unpatched bug in Internet Explorer and some users unhappy that a fix may still be two weeks away, Microsoft says it is looking at ways of providing more rapid security updates.

Microsoft to Offer 60-Day Extension For IE Update
eWeek - 3/29/2006
In what amounts to a subtle admission that Internet Explorer ActiveX modifications could be disruptive, Microsoft plans to offer a one-time 60-day extension to let companies rewrite Web sites and applications.

MSN Cuts Dial-Up Price To Woo AOL Customers
PC World - 3/29/2006
MSN is offering an almost 20 percent discount on its MSN Dial-Up service's regular price, plus a free month of service, partly to nab AOL subscribers unhappy with a recent price hike.

New York Class-Action Suit Nears Settlement
InfoWorld - 3/29/2006
A New York Supreme Court judge has tentatively approved a deal that would order Microsoft to issue up to $350 million in software vouchers to settle a class-action lawsuit with New York residents who purchased Microsoft software between 1994 and 2004.

Microsoft, Competitors Protest Telecommunications Bill
CNET - 3/29/2006
Microsoft, Google and Yahoo are among several Internet companies that are protesting new federal telecommunications legislation because it would fail to require "network neutrality" by broadband providers.

Industry Picks Bluetooth To Link Home Devices
Reuters - 3/29/2006
The world's largest electronics firms have decided to use Bluetooth wireless technology to send high quality video between devices in the home, two industry associations said Tuesday.

High Court To Hear Landmark eBay Patent Case
Wall Street Journal - 3/29/2006
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments in an important patent-infringement case involving eBay.

Apple Losing Two Top Execs
InternetNews - 3/29/2006
Avie Tevanian, Apple Computer's chief software technology officer and the programmer credited with creating the core of Mac OS X, and Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president of Apple's iPod division, are leaving the company this week.

On A Tiny Island, Catchy Web Name Sparks A Battle
Wall Street Journal - 3/29/2006
Niue, a tiny, impoverished island in the South Pacific, is in an unusual battle with a Massachusetts entrepreneur over a Web domain name that could have big implications for the future of the island.

Time Inc. Makes New Bid To Be Big Web Player
Wall Street Journal - 3/29/2006
Time Inc. is in the midst of another major effort to turn itself into a leading Web player with its powerful lineup of magazines.

Apple, Beatles Face Off In Court Over Music
BBC News - 3/29/2006
A trial is set to begin Wednesday in London in a suit filed by Apple Corps, the Beatles' record company, against Apple Computer over use of the Apple name and logo to promote music products.

'Sandal And Ponytail Set' Cramping Linux Adoption?
ZDNet - 3/29/2006
The lax dress code of the open-source community is one of the reasons behind the software's slow uptake in commercial environments, says former Massachusetts Chief Information Officer Peter Quinn.

Google Widens Search Lead In February
Reuters - 3/29/2006
Web search leader Google increased its share of the U.S. search market, based on total queries, to widen its lead over Yahoo and MSN in February, according to data released Tuesday.

Google Experiments With Map Ads
CNET - 3/29/2006
Google is adding graphical ads to maps on its local search site, foreshadowing the use of its pop-up balloons for various types of information and activities, an analyst says.

Google's Hidden Payroll
Christian Science Monitor - 3/29/2006
In developing nations, people boost their incomes by running ads for Google's Adsense program on their personal Web sites.

Gates Lays Out Future For Enterprise Apps
CNET - 3/29/2006
Corporate users will increasingly combine traditional enterprise software with online capabilities to create composite applications, Bill Gates said during his keynote at Convergence 2006.

BizTalk Server 2006 Released To Manufacturing
InternetNews - 3/29/2006
Microsoft has announced the release to manufacturing of BizTalk Server 2006, a business process management server that helps customers integrate applications within Microsoft environments.

Expression Software Due In Early 2007
CNET - 3/29/2006
Microsoft will step up its assault on Adobe Systems' customer base with the release early next year of its Expression line of design and development software.

Microsoft Plans Data-Storage Center In Rural Washington State
Associated Press - 3/29/2006
Microsoft and Yahoo are planning to build massive data-storage centers amid the sagebrush and farm fields of rural central Washington.

People-Ready Theme Pushed At Convergence
eWeek - 3/29/2006
At Convergence 2006, Microsoft Business Division President Jeff Raikes outlines the division's future and how it is delivering on a vision of roles-based productivity that combines people and processes to enable the people-ready business.

Raikes Discusses Plans For Next Office Chief
Microsoft Watch - 3/29/2006
Microsoft Business Division President Jeff Raikes says he expects to announce a successor to former Office Senior Vice President Steven Sinofsky "in the next few months" and that the new Office chief will come from inside Microsoft.

SAP: Microsoft Mendocino On Schedule
TechWeb - 3/29/2006
SAP says Microsoft's decision to hold off on delivering Office 2007 to consumers until January will not affect the "general availability" roll out of Mendocino in June.

Security News

After IE Attacks, Microsoft Eyes Security Betas
InfoWorld - 3/29/2006
With hackers actively exploiting an unpatched bug in Internet Explorer and some users unhappy that a fix may still be two weeks away, Microsoft says it is looking at ways of providing more rapid security updates.

Media and Entertainment News

Apple Losing Two Top Execs
InternetNews - 3/29/2006
Avie Tevanian, Apple Computer's chief software technology officer and the programmer credited with creating the core of Mac OS X, and Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president of Apple's iPod division, are leaving the company this week.

Time Inc. Makes New Bid To Be Big Web Player
Wall Street Journal - 3/29/2006
Time Inc. is in the midst of another major effort to turn itself into a leading Web player with its powerful lineup of magazines.

Apple, Beatles Face Off In Court Over Music
BBC News - 3/29/2006
A trial is set to begin Wednesday in London in a suit filed by Apple Corps, the Beatles' record company, against Apple Computer over use of the Apple name and logo to promote music products.

Enterprise Server and Tools News

Gates Lays Out Future For Enterprise Apps
CNET - 3/29/2006
Corporate users will increasingly combine traditional enterprise software with online capabilities to create composite applications, Bill Gates said during his keynote at Convergence 2006.

BizTalk Server 2006 Released To Manufacturing
InternetNews - 3/29/2006
Microsoft has announced the release to manufacturing of BizTalk Server 2006, a business process management server that helps customers integrate applications within Microsoft environments.

Microsoft Plans Data-Storage Center In Rural Washington State
Associated Press - 3/29/2006
Microsoft and Yahoo are planning to build massive data-storage centers amid the sagebrush and farm fields of rural central Washington.

.NET News

Expression Software Due In Early 2007
CNET - 3/29/2006
Microsoft will step up its assault on Adobe Systems' customer base with the release early next year of its Expression line of design and development software.

Business Solutions News

People-Ready Theme Pushed At Convergence
eWeek - 3/29/2006
At Convergence 2006, Microsoft Business Division President Jeff Raikes outlines the division's future and how it is delivering on a vision of roles-based productivity that combines people and processes to enable the people-ready business.

SAP: Microsoft Mendocino On Schedule
TechWeb - 3/29/2006
SAP says Microsoft's decision to hold off on delivering Office 2007 to consumers until January will not affect the "general availability" roll out of Mendocino in June.

ISV News

People-Ready Theme Pushed At Convergence
eWeek - 3/29/2006
At Convergence 2006, Microsoft Business Division President Jeff Raikes outlines the division's future and how it is delivering on a vision of roles-based productivity that combines people and processes to enable the people-ready business.

SAP: Microsoft Mendocino On Schedule
TechWeb - 3/29/2006
SAP says Microsoft's decision to hold off on delivering Office 2007 to consumers until January will not affect the "general availability" roll out of Mendocino in June.

Productivity Software News

Raikes Discusses Plans For Next Office Chief
Microsoft Watch - 3/29/2006
Microsoft Business Division President Jeff Raikes says he expects to announce a successor to former Office Senior Vice President Steven Sinofsky "in the next few months" and that the new Office chief will come from inside Microsoft.

Comments
  • Hi, Barnaby, yes, something like this is useful.

    Two considerations:

    - It should be in a sidebar so that blogs further down don't get lost because of the need to scroll past this newswire.

    - Also, depending on their news watching habits, this will duplicate what some people are already receiving or viewing, so it that's another reason that it should not be mainstream; it should be 'optional'.

    Regards -- Pat

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