Subscribers to Microsoft's TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network services can now get their hands on the first community technology preview of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.
Microsoft's financials continued to decline, with the company reporting $13.1 billion in revenue for its fiscal fourth-quarter -- a 17 percent decrease compared with last year's fourth quarter.
Microsoft plans to roll out only one "critical" patch on Tuesday, affecting PowerPoint, for its May security update.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Microsoft announced that it is seeking customers willing to test their databases in a cloud-based data connectivity project.
The general release date for Windows 7 on new PCs could be as early as this October, according to an Acer executive.
The release candidate (RC) of Windows 7, Microsoft's newest operating system, can be downloaded today by Microsoft TechNet and MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) subscribers.
Microsoft provided a couple of Windows 7 tidbits on Friday, confirming the availability of Windows 7 release candidate (RC) and describing a forthcoming virtualization capability in the new operating system.
Microsoft announced its fiscal third-quarter results for 2009, which showed an overall six percent decrease in revenue compared with last year's Q3 result.
Oracle today said it has agreed to acquire Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of cash and debt.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
The European Commission (EC) granted Microsoft another week to respond to a competition complaint involving its Internet Explorer Web browser.
Microsoft released a public beta version of Exchange Server 2010, the company's newest e-mail server, which is being rolled out a part of the company's renewed focus on the unified communications market.
Microsoft on Tuesday released SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1, which provides updates to the relational database management system, but no new features.
While the IT security community waited anxiously to see what havoc the Conficker worm might bring to infected systems on April 1, another worm slithered into the picture and now has Microsoft's full attention.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Microsoft will permit Windows 7 Professional edition downgrades to Windows XP Professional, according a report by veteran Microsoft watcher Mary-Jo Foley published on Monday.
Zend Technologies will release its commercial-grade server for PHP applications on Tuesday.
- By Herb Torrens