/>
X
Business

Microsoft trial: It's all in the APIs

As both sides in the Microsoft Corp. (msft) antitrust trial rush to paint their perspective of the software giant’s future -- niggling over handfuls of words and phrases throughout a flurry of last-minute legal documents -- their filings are spotlighting a geeky nugget of technology that for years has spelled dominance for Microsoft: the API.
zd-linkedin-logo
Written by ZDNET Editors, Contributor on

As both sides in the Microsoft Corp. (msft) antitrust trial rush to paint their perspective of the software giant’s future -- niggling over handfuls of words and phrases throughout a flurry of last-minute legal documents -- their filings are spotlighting a geeky nugget of technology that for years has spelled dominance for Microsoft: the API. Control of the APIs themselves, or control over who gets them, has been crucial to Microsoft because it has been able to ensure that its applications work better with the operating system than any other -- and that non-Microsoft applications makers get access to Windows technology later, if at all. Full story to follow. --Lisa M. Bowman, ZDNet News

Editorial standards

Related

I made a huge Apple Watch mistake
Scratches, scratches, scratches!

I made a huge Apple Watch mistake

I put the Apple Watch Ultra through a Tough Mudder: Here's how it held up
aw-ultra-tough-mudder-7

I put the Apple Watch Ultra through a Tough Mudder: Here's how it held up

XeroLinux could be the most beautiful Linux desktop on the market
The default XeroLinux desktop.

XeroLinux could be the most beautiful Linux desktop on the market