With Windows Azure and SQL Azure, Microsoft has launched its first Cloud Computing services in 21 countries. From now, Microsoft’s partners can sell services based on Azure.
According to a Press release, the EU Commission approved Microsoft’s proposal to facilitate downloading alternative browsers in a Ballot Screen. Today, the Brussels Commission affirmed the Software Giant’s pledges to be mandatory and thus reconciled a cartel proceeding.
The free anti-virus program by Microsoft, Security Essentials, is now available in 17 additional countries, including India.
Yahoo! and Microsoft finally settled an agreement on co-operating with Search and Advertising services, originally announced in July. The co-operation “can occur in early 2010,” read a consequent statement.
A contract to choose a default browser for Windows might be probable—revealed the financial news agency, Bloomberg in a report. “We’ve concluded our discussions with Microsoft,” Phillip Lowe, director general of the commission’s competition department, said in an interview at Brussels yesterday.
Over the past one and a half years, Microsoft has engaged in social media. This has helped to get in touch with us as customers and created a positive buzz around Windows and Windows Live. Social communities like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube play an important role in this.
Not being able to use the Xbox 360 online features is probably a nightmare for many people. A nightmare that came true for more than 500,000 users. The reason: they have a modified Xbox 360.
Today Microsoft unvealed its new format for the MSN.com homepage in a public preview.
What are the most interesting changes?
The Windows Live OneCare successor Microsoft Security Essentials (code name “Morro”), currently in closed beta at Microsoft Connect, has been upgraded to version 1.0.1500.0. The update is delivered using the built-in updater, and brings us a new system notification icon. The final release is expected for the end of 2009.
Being in the official Microsoft Security Essentials beta, I am using this anti-virus solution in my production environment. This morning, its icon in the system notification area turned yellow, and the software alerted me that a system scan has not been run for some time. Security Essentials offered me to