October, 2005

  • Bill Gates on Windows Past, Present and Future

    It may be hard to believe now, but when Windows first launched it was an underdog in the industry. Twenty years later it is the default OS on nearly every PC shipped nationwide. Earlier this month Microsoft Chairman and CEO Bill Gates spoke with PC Magazine...
  • Microsoft: Multicore Chips Are Changing PC Software Design

    "I come from the world of software, and we need to talk," said Herb Sutter, a software architect with Microsoft, in his opening remarks to a hardware-heavy audience today at In-Stat/MDR's Fall Processor Forum here. The software development community...
  • Microsoft to Retire Exchange Server 5.5 by Year's End

    Microsoft will retire Exchange Server 5.5--along with support for the product--at the end of this year, it said today. The company recommends that users upgrade to the latest version. Microsoft urges customers who are still running Exchange 5.5 to...
  • Did you see this Microsoft Video recently?

    A stunning new Microsoft product! http://msexp.streamnavig.com/msexp/player_extract.asp?e=E9999&s=9999_en_xw&f=9999_en&uid=00000000&lng=uk&cou=uk#
  • IT Pro conferences now on video on-demand

    Microsoft has started a new service to record our highest rated IT Pro conferences and provide the content on-demand on line in high resolution video. This service, called www.microsoft.com/itsshowtime , is live today and already contains many of...
  • Exchange Service Pack 2 available for download

    On October 19th, 2005, Microsoft released Service Pack 2 for Exchange Server 2003. This service pack is available immediately and is free to download in nine server languages here: http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/downloads/2003/sp2/download.mspx ...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletins for October 2005

    This month's Bulletins include security updates affecting Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Exchange. Review the latest Security Bulletins .
  • Microsoft stokes storage

    Continuing its efforts to make Windows a storage-friendly platform, Microsoft has unveiled the storage management features that will be part of the coming updates to Windows 2003, including a 'quasi SRM' tool, WAFS-style services and SharePoint collaboration...
  • Steve Ballmer details Microsoft's Security Strategy

    Today in Munich, Germany, Steve Ballmer, our chief executive officer, and Mike Nash, corporate vice president of the Security Technology Unit, outlined Microsoft’s companywide strategy and product road map for helping secure the breadth of our customers...
  • Office Space: Tips and Tricks for Scripting Microsoft Office Applications

    Every week, Office Space presents tips and tricks for scripting Microsoft Office applications, and provides sample code that shows you how to carry out that task. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/resources/officetips/default.mspx
  • Comprehensive Virtualization Strategy to Enable Self-Managing Dynamic Systems announced

    On Oct. 10 we announced a broad reaching plan to enable ‘self-managing dynamic systems’. This announcement specifically focuses on virtualization technologies, changes in Windows licensing, and our long-term Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI) strategy....
  • System Center Reporting Manager 2005 (Beta)

    System Center Reporting Manager 2005 (Beta) delivers a rich platform for enterprise analysis of management data so that IT administrators, managers, and executives can query, report, and forecast IT operations for higher service quality at a lower price...
  • New Security Communication from Microsoft Switzerland

    In order to ease the interaction with you in regards to security we introduce two new interactive communication channels. The first new offering is our Security Patch Chat which we will host the Friday after the release of our security updates on the...