Take off your tin-foil hats, folks. Microsoft has been so completely burned by security problems with Windows in recent years that there is just no way anyone at the company, on down, would suggest users shut off their firewalls, remove their antivirus software or do anything to further comprise the already delicate security balance in which Windows operates.
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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 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 soft-launched a new community site designed to allow IT professionals to network with one another. The new site, called Aggreg8.
Word on the street is Microsoft's grand plan calls for Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 to hit right about the same time as Longhorn Server.
Now that Windows Vista is finally finished, it's time to turn the spotlight onto the next version of Windows due to hit: Longhorn Server.
Windows Vista is ready to RTM, Windows chief Jim Allchin blogged this morning.
The expected announcement on November 6 of release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Vista is a milestone on many fronts. For one, it’s the end of the Jim Allchin era (and the start of the Steven Sinofsky one), in terms of Windows leadership at Microsoft.
Novell went public on November 7 with more specifics, including the financial terms, of the partnership it announced last week with Microsoft. In spite of the additional details, there are still a few things still remain mysterious.
When you hear tomorrow that Vista is finally cooked, remember that the oven is still on....
In yet another "Why isn't this a Windows Live service?" development, Microsoft has released a beta of a social-bookmarking tool, code-named "TagSpace."
According to a couple of Microsoft bloggers, Microsoft is taking IronPython to the next level by integrating it more tightly with Microsoft's own ASP.Net scripting language.