This update just in from the Windows Vista licensing department. If you are one of the folks who purchased this week the Vista Family Discount Pack and got an invalid licensing key, the fix is coming soon.
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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for more than 25 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
Microsoft has been fleshing out the Windows Live development platform for almost a year now. One nagging piece has been missing, until this week, that is, was the Windows Live ID software development kit (SDK).
If you're waiting for Microsoft to field "Scout," a Microsoft-Research-developed search applet designed to help users navigate Office 2007, don't hold your breath.
The latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) test builds of Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere (WPF/E) product went live this week. As of this build, Microsoft is supporting, for the first time, the Firefox on the Mac.
Microsoft's practice of paying analysts to conduct studies showing Windows' superiority over Linux have never sat right with me. It looks like my hunch was right that Microsoft's "Get the Facts" campaign wasn't and isn't all it's cracked up to be
Microsoft Mobile PC Manager Dustin Hubbard and his team are moving to some new "secret" project, according to a post by Hubbard on the Origami team blog.
It's February 1: The first "official" day of the Steven Sinofsky Windows era. That means, among other things, that it's time to move beyond the vista-themed family of codenames and begin using the more boring and sanitized ones -- like Windows 7.
The first wave of Windows Vista users are hitting some licensing glitches that are making them none too happy.
Microsoft delivered two new Expression design tool betas. And it sounds like the company's got some new Expression-WPF/E/SoapBox tie-ups in the works, as well.
OK, so she's only a "contractor" and not a Red-Pill-popping full-timer. But standards maven Molly Holzschlag is now working on the Web Platform and Tools team (of which Internet Explorer is part).