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August 31, 2007

HP delays home server until Microsoft provides fix pack

Posted by David Hunter at 11:43 AM ET.

Where have we heard this one before? Microsoft may have released Windows Home Server to manufacturing in July but star OEM Hewlett-Packard has delayed release of its MediaSmart Home Server until Microsoft provides a promised fix pack:


Filed under Coopetition, HP, Microsoft, OS - Server, Windows Home Server

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August 30, 2007

Some states want continued US Microsoft antitrust oversight

Posted by David Hunter at 8:52 PM ET.

The old disagreement over whether the 2002 US antitrust settlement with Microsoft was too lenient have resurfaced as the settlement restrictions are set to expire on Nov. 12 and U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly considers arguments about whether they should be extended.


Filed under Antitrust, General Business, Governmental Relations, Legal, Microsoft

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Microsoft settles Eolas patent suit

Posted by David Hunter at 7:27 PM ET.

Todd Bishop reports that Microsoft has reached a settlement in the long running Eolas patent suit. No terms are being revealed, but Eolas shareholders are getting a dividend of between $60 and $72 per share according to a letter from the Eolas COO, Mark Swords. (No, you can’t work backwards since Eolas is privately held and the total number of shares is unknown.)


Filed under Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Patent Lawsuits, Patents

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August 29, 2007

Microsoft acquires Parlano for enterprise group chat

Posted by David Hunter at 9:57 PM ET.

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Chicago based Parlano which sells MindAlign, an application for enterprise group chat. The plan is to add Parlano’s group chat functionality as a new feature of Microsoft Office Communications Server and Microsoft Office Communicator. More specifics:


Filed under Acquisitions, Microsoft, Office, Office Communications Server

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