Articles By Elizabeth Montalbano

Microsoft’s controversial antipiracy tool resurfaces in Windows 7

Microsoft’s controversial antipiracy tool resurfaces in Windows 7

Microsoft has rebranded its Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) validation system in Windows 7, likely an attempt to shed the controversial...

May 6th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano
Oracle agrees to buy Sun for US$7.4B

Oracle agrees to buy Sun for US$7.4B

Oracle has signed a deal to purchase Sun Microsystems for US$7.4 billion, plunging the enterprise software vendor into the hardware...

April 19th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano
Microsoft opens up virtual desktop options

Microsoft opens up virtual desktop options

Changes Microsoft has made to its desktop-virtualization licensing are giving enterprises more scenarios for how they can virtualize Windows XP...

April 13th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano
Microsoft releases IE8

Microsoft releases IE8

Microsoft plans to make its Internet Explorer 8 browser available on Thursday, along with a company-commissioned report claiming IE8 is...

March 18th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano
Windows Mobile Marketplace dangles dollars at developers

Windows Mobile Marketplace dangles dollars at developers

Microsoft on Wednesday revealed it will pay developers 70 per cent of sales for applications they develop and sell on...

March 10th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano
Microsoft plans low-cost server OS

Microsoft plans low-cost server OS

Microsoft is readying a new low-cost version of Windows Server to give customers a server OS similar to client OSes...

February 25th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano
Red Hat offers open source virtualization option

Red Hat offers open source virtualization option

Red Hat Monday introduced an entire line of virtualization software aimed at disrupting the current market and leader VMware's position...

February 22nd, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano
Microsoft app blends desktop and Azure cloud infrastructure

Microsoft app blends desktop and Azure cloud infrastructure

A new proof-of-concept application from Microsoft's research arm integrates elements from the Windows OS and its Windows Azure cloud infrastructure...

February 19th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano
Windows 7 beta available until Feb.10

Windows 7 beta available until Feb.10

Microsoft has extended the general availability of the Windows 7 beta until Feb. 10 due to the software's popularity, the...

January 25th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano
Microsoft releases IE8 candidate Monday

Microsoft releases IE8 candidate Monday

Microsoft plans to deliver the first release candidate of the next version of Internet Explorer on Monday, according to sources...

January 22nd, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano