Microsoft boosts e-government with new service platform

Microsoft boosts e-government with new service platform

Microsoft recently unveiled a product package aimed at local and regional e-government initiatives, in the midst of growing government opposition...

January 29th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

U.K. goverment agency advises schools not to upgrade to Vista

U.K. goverment agency advises schools not to upgrade to Vista

The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) said in a report on Microsoft's Vista operating system and Office 2007...

January 14th, 2008 Peter Sayer

Brazil votes against Open XML

Brazil votes against Open XML

The Brazilian organization in charge of technical standards has decided to vote "no, with conditions" to Microsoft Corp.'s Office Open...

September 2nd, 2007 Luiza Dalmazo-Tais Fuoco and Camila Fusco

Format wars – Redmond vs. Big Blue

Format wars – Redmond vs. Big Blue

Antoine Lablond doesn’t actually do much programming at Microsoft anymore, but he can still remember the thrill of it. “Getting...

June 21st, 2007 Shane Schick

Norway likely to mandate open document formats

Norway likely to mandate open document formats

Norway is considering mandating the use of the Open Document Format (ODF) and Portable Document Format (PDF), which could eventually...

May 15th, 2007 Jeremy Kirk

Microsoft, IBM cross swords over open document formats

Microsoft, IBM cross swords over open document formats

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEMicrosoft went on the offensive Wednesday with a Valentine's Day attack on IBM openly accusing its rival...

February 15th, 2007 John Fontana

Microsoft’s Office Open XML format to become a standard

Microsoft’s Office Open XML format to become a standard

Microsoft Corp. has won approval for its Offfice Open XML document format from international standards body ECMA International. ECMA's General...

December 10th, 2006 Peter Sayer

Belgium adopts OpenDocument

Belgium adopts OpenDocument

Belgium may become the first national government to mandate the use of the Open Document Format (ODF), with a full-scale...

July 2nd, 2006 Matthew Broersma