The looming Windows 7 licensing ‘disaster’ for XP users

The looming Windows 7 licensing ‘disaster’ for XP users

Windows 7, due to ship on Oct. 22, has gotten good reviews as the OS that Vista should have been....

June 16th, 2009 Galen Gruman

Freeware won’t kill software, says Microsoft’s Ballmer

Freeware won’t kill software, says Microsoft’s Ballmer

Five years from now Microsoft customers will approve of the fact that the vendor’s products are not free, because they’ll...

October 10th, 2006 Denise Pappalardo

Microsoft’s new OS extends life of old PCs

Microsoft’s new OS extends life of old PCs

Microsoft Corp. released a new version of its operating system for businesses this week that extends the life of older...

July 13th, 2006 James Niccolai

Microsoft gives away virtualization

Microsoft gives away virtualization

Microsoft said this month it would remove the price tag from its Virtual Server and begin offering the virtualization technology...

April 27th, 2006 John Fontana

Windows Server 2003 update to precede Longhorn

Windows Server 2003 update to precede Longhorn

Stirring up its Windows Server product road map, Microsoft Corp. said Friday it plans to ship an updated version of...

March 7th, 2004 Joris Evers

Microsoft licensing model becoming a standard: analyst

Microsoft licensing model becoming a standard: analyst

It's been one year since Microsoft Corp. introduced its Software Assurance program. The program requires subscribers to purchase a maintenance...

July 25th, 2003 Rebecca Reid

Gartner to Microsoft customers: Plan now

Gartner to Microsoft customers: Plan now

Research company Gartner Inc. has once again warned Microsoft Corp. enterprise customers to review their software licensing contracts or risk...

May 21st, 2002 Matt Berger

Microsoft users bristle as license deadline looms

Microsoft users bristle as license deadline looms

Changes to Microsoft Corp.'s software licensing system that take effect in August continue to face resistance from customers, some of...

May 15th, 2002 Matt Berger

Microsoft customers lack upgrade funds

Microsoft customers lack upgrade funds

Four months before Microsoft Corp.'s new licensing plan goes into effect, nearly half of all IT managers say they lack...

April 10th, 2002 John Fontana