Stories by Joris Evers

  • Microsoft readies PC security, tools bundle

    Microsoft is readying a new consumer security product that offers virus and spyware protection, a new firewall and several tune-up tools for Windows PCs, a move that pits the software giant squarely against traditional security software vendors.

  • Microsoft to simplify licensing lingo

    Aiming to make the licensing terms for its products less complex, Microsoft plans to publish in July a shortened and simplified version of its "Product Use Rights" document.

  • Microsoft unwraps Windows Mobile 5.0

    Microsoft, as expected, unveiled a new version of its operating system for mobile devices that it says offers increased reliability, improved hardware support and a host of new features to both entertain users and make them more productive.

  • Microsoft opens up on Longhorn

    As Microsoft approaches a major milestone in the development of Longhorn, company executives are talking more about the features of the Windows XP successor -- which they claim will be easier to use, more secure and less costly to manage than earlier versions of Windows.

  • Samsung and MS to flash drives

    Samsung Electronics has demonstrated a prototype hard-disk drive that includes flash memory, promising lower power usage and less trouble for laptop users.

  • Microsoft revenue falls short of expectations

    Citing a mixed enterprise software environment, Microsoft on Thursday reported year-over-year increases in revenue and net income for its third fiscal quarter. But revenue fell short of Wall Street expectations.

  • Microsoft slams XP in call for Longhorn support

    Microsoft on Tuesday badmouthed its own work on networking and hardware support in Windows XP in order to sell hardware makers on new technologies it has planned for Longhorn, the next version of Windows due late next year.

  • Microsoft delays most of its NGSCB security plan

    Microsoft has postponed most of its Next-Generation Secure Computing Base (NGSCB) security plan, company officials confirmed. Only a sliver of it will appear in the next version of Windows, code-named Longhorn, due out late next year.

  • Microsoft aims "Metro" at Adobe

    The next version of Windows will include a new document format, code-named "Metro," to print and share documents, Microsoft said Monday. Metro appears to rival Adobe Systems's PostScript and PDF (portable document format) technologies.

  • Ballmer, McNealy to give update on Sun-Microsoft pact

    Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ballmer and Sun Microsystems Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy will host an event in mid-May to detail progress the companies have made since the signing of a 10-year collaboration agreement last year.