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Jul 22, 2005

Good Bye Longhorn, Hello Vista

On Friday, July 22, 2005, Microsoft officially dropped the code name of the next gen operating system called Longhorn and introduced its new name, Vista.

Jul 19, 2005

Microsoft Makes Longhorn Performance Promises

Source: Microsoft Watch
Written By Mary Jo Foley

Just weeks before the Beta 1 bits are expected to hit, Microsoft has committed to some specific metrics around the kind of fundamental improvements Longhorn will deliver.

Jul 6, 2005

Microsoft Launches Digital Image Suite 2006

Press Release: REDMOND, Wash., July 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT – News) today launched Microsoft® Digital Image Suite 2006, a powerful package of easy-to-use tools designed to help consumers organize, enhance and share their rising number of digital memories.

Jun 30, 2005

Windows 2000 Update Rollup Released

Source: BetaNews
Written By David Worthington, BetaNews

Two days before it ends mainstream support of the OS, Microsoft has provided its Windows 2000 customers with a parting gift: the long-awaited post Service Pack 4 Update Rollup. The Update Rollup contains every security related fix issued since SP4, along with several non-security related sustained support updates.

Jun 29, 2005

Windows 2000′s Demise: Greatly Exaggerated?

Source: PC World
Written By Lincoln Spector

Microsoft is ending mainstream support for the still-popular OS, but extended support will take care of many problems.

Jun 14, 2005

Microsoft Patches 12 Vulnerabilities, New SMB Bug “Definitely Serious”

Source: TechWeb
Written By Gregg Keizer, TechWeb News

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out 10 security bulletins that covered 12 vulnerabilities, and for the first time, offered up its monthly patch batch using the revamped update services and tools for both individuals and enterprises.

Jun 10, 2005

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification

From the Microsoft TechNet website.

As part of the monthly security bulletin release cycle, Microsoft provides advance notification to our customers on the number of new security updates being released, the products affected, the aggregate maximum severity and information about detection tools relevant to the update.

Jun 10, 2005

Microsoft offers beta of Adobe rival

Source: CNET
Written By Renai LeMay

Microsoft has released a test version of a new professional graphics tool code-named Acrylic.

Jun 7, 2005

Exclusive! Further details on Microsoft’s RAW File Support!

Source: Imaging Resource
Written By Dave Etchells

Following up on our story from last Wednesday about Microsoft’s announced plans to support a variety of RAW file formats in their upcoming Longhorn operating system, we spoke with Josh Weisberg, Group Product Manager for Windows Digital Media at Microsoft.

Jun 2, 2005

Microsoft to Roll Out Windows 2000 Update Rollup

Source: eWeek
Written By Ryan Naraine

Microsoft Corp. plans to announce as early as next week that it is ready to ship a
Windows 2000 Update Rollup, the final security patch for the 5-year-old operating system.

Jun 1, 2005

Microsoft and Imaging Industry Leaders Unveil Support for Digital Camera RAW in Windows

Adobe, Canon, Fujifilm and Nikon are working with Microsoft to provide seamless digital camera RAW support in Windows.

May 31, 2005

Dual-Core Duel: AMD Beats Intel

Source: PC World
Written By Anush Yegyazarian
From the July 2005 issue of PC World magazine

Ready for the era of dual-core? You now have a choice of dual-core processors; and based on PC World tests, the winner is clearly AMD’s new Athlon 64 X2, which handily outdistanced a dual-core Intel system we tested last month.

May 26, 2005

Ground Rules for the Windows-Macintosh War

Source: New York Times
Written By David Pogue

Last week, I wrote about some of the changes Microsoft has in store for the next version of Windows, which is slated for the end of 2006. Interestingly, very few of you responded to that column, probably because so much may change in the next 19 months.

But a few of you fired off diatribes about how I’m either a Microsoft “shill” or an Apple “apologist” (or maybe it was the other way around). It’s not just me, either; it’s a running sardonic joke among tech columnists that you can’t even USE the word “Apple” or “Microsoft” without getting hate mail from somebody or other.

May 3, 2005

Dangers Lurk Along Windows 64-Bit Upgrade Path

Microsoft says PC customers could void their warranties by upgrading to its new 64-bit Windows XP Professional OS.

May 3, 2005

Intel Dual-Core Chip Aces First Test

Desktop CPU with two built-in processors does well at juggling multiple tasks.

Apr 27, 2005

Microsoft to Pit ‘Metro’ Format Against Adobe PDF, PostScript?

Apr 25, 2005

Microsoft launches 64-bit Windows

After revving the engine for quite a while, Microsoft is hoping to take 64-bit computing into the fast lane.

Apr 24, 2005

64-Bit Driver Support Is Still a Mixed Bag

Will hardware vendors have 64-bit device drivers in place to support Microsoft’s 64-bit Windows release? The answer is a definite maybe.

Apr 24, 2005

Windows 2000 Users: The Clock Is Ticking

June 30 marks the end of mainstream support for both the client and server Windows 2000 releases. A Windows 2000 rollup pack is still due by midyear.

Apr 15, 2005

An early peek at Longhorn

After months of keeping its prized cow in the barn, Microsoft is beginning to let Longhorn out of the corral for public viewing.

Sep 1, 2004

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