Paula Rooney

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Microsoft plans free Vista upgrades

Microsoft plans free Vista upgrades

Microsoft later this month plans to roll out an Express Upgrade program that gives buyers of Windows XP-based PCs a coupon for a free or discounted upgrade to Windows Vista through March 15.
Paula Rooney , Edward F. Moltzen Oct 5 2006, 11:01AM Software
Microsoft to invest US$900m in Vista, Office 2007 sales and marketing in FY07

Microsoft to invest US$900m in Vista, Office 2007 sales and marketing in FY07

Relieved by an increase in multi-year licensing renewals, Microsoft plans to invest US$900 million in sales and marketing to drive up the numbers for Vista, Office 2007 and Xbox 360 in FY07.
Paula Rooney Jul 21 2006, 2:16PM Software
Microsoft revamps licensing for virtual era

Microsoft revamps licensing for virtual era

Microsoft has announced plans to give virtualisation a lift, partly by easing its licensing demands around virtual servers and workloads running on Windows platforms.
Fleur Doidge , Paula Rooney Oct 11 2005, 2:51PM Software
Microsoft launches communication apps

Microsoft launches communication apps

Microsoft plans to release its much-anticipated Office Communicator 2005 client and a service pack for Live Communications Server 2005 in the next 90 days.
Paula Rooney Mar 9 2005, 12:00AM Software
Microsoft previews Indigo SOA app

Microsoft previews Indigo SOA app

Microsoft has promised to make available the first preview of a web services communications technology, code-named Indigo, this month that will help partners build connected systems for its next-generation, services-oriented architecture (SOA).
Paula Rooney Mar 7 2005, 12:00AM Software
Linux matures further

Linux matures further

Linux is moving past edge and infrastructure services into core middleware, application, desktop and data centre functions.
Paula Rooney Feb 21 2005, 12:00AM Software
Red Hat tips Solaris eclipse

Red Hat tips Solaris eclipse

Red Hat has unveiled its first Linux 2.6 kernel-based commercial distribution at US expo LinuxWorld, claiming its new release will finally nail rival Solaris.
Paula Rooney Feb 16 2005, 12:00AM Software
Novell expands SuSE range

Novell expands SuSE range

Novell has launched Open Enterprise Server and unveiled its data centre strategy for its SuSE Enterprise Linux distribution, which will offer Xen virtualisation, clustering and advanced security.
Paula Rooney Feb 16 2005, 12:00AM Data centre
Channel praises Microsoft plan to stigmatise software pirates

Channel praises Microsoft plan to stigmatise software pirates

System builders say Microsoft's new strategy to stigmatise resellers and users of pirated and counterfeit copies of Windows is long overdue.
Paula Rooney Jan 27 2005, 12:00AM Software
Novell days from enterprise server beta

Novell days from enterprise server beta

Novell will make available a public beta of its Open Enterprise Server (OES) beta within days.
Paula Rooney Dec 24 2004, 12:00AM Data centre
European ruling against Microsoft welcomed

European ruling against Microsoft welcomed

RealNetworks, Novell, Samba and others applauded a European court's ruling this week against Microsoft but agreed it's still unclear how the terms and conditions will affect their interests.
Paula Rooney Dec 23 2004, 12:00AM Software
Microsoft to strip down Windows in Europe

Microsoft to strip down Windows in Europe

A European court has ruled that Microsoft must release a new version of Windows without Media Player and new server protocols, even though the company's formal appeal has yet to be heard.
Paula Rooney Dec 23 2004, 12:00AM Software
Microsoft, Citrix renew Longhorn vows

Microsoft, Citrix renew Longhorn vows

Microsoft and Citrix Systems have extended their longstanding technology sharing pact for terminal services another five years.
Paula Rooney Dec 22 2004, 12:00AM Software
Novell fast tracks Linux

Novell fast tracks Linux

Novell is lighting a fire under its desktop plans to face off against Microsoft's next generation of Windows in 2006.
Paula Rooney Dec 13 2004, 12:00AM Software
Linux will slow Windows server growth

Linux will slow Windows server growth

IBM has heralded market research claiming that Linux will slow Microsoft's server momentum and grow IBM's share of the enterprise applications market to 20 percent over the next three years.
Paula Rooney Nov 22 2004, 12:00AM Software
Microsoft enlists channel help for server, desktop management

Microsoft enlists channel help for server, desktop management

As it strives to improve its reputation in the server and desktop management arena, Microsoft announced on Tuesday Virtual Server 2005 and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 as well as the first public beta of Windows Update Services.
Paula Rooney Nov 17 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Microsoft’s anti-trust settlements may top US$4.5B

Microsoft’s anti-trust settlements may top US$4.5B

Microsoft has spent more than $3 billion settling antitrust litigation over the past 18 months, and its total bill for settling claims could exceed US$4.5 billion.
Paula Rooney Nov 9 2004, 12:00AM Software
Ballmer memo: Windows cost, security beat Linux

Ballmer memo: Windows cost, security beat Linux

On the same day Novell and Dell announced a major Linux pact, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent customers a memo touting the benefits of migrating to Windows rather than Linux.
Paula Rooney Oct 28 2004, 12:00AM Software
Ex Sun and Oracle execs in open source startup

Ex Sun and Oracle execs in open source startup

Two former executives from Sun and Oracle plan to launch in December a US-based open source startup called SpikeSource, designed to provide Linux integration services.
Paula Rooney Oct 11 2004, 12:00AM Software
Sun, Microsoft on Red Hat attack

Sun, Microsoft on Red Hat attack

Sun and Microsoft are using a common strategy to attack a common enemy -- Red Hat.
Paula Rooney Sep 27 2004, 12:00AM Security

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