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December 12, 2006

Microsoft news odds and ends, December 12, 2006

Posted by David Hunter at 5:43 PM ET.

Surprise – Microsoft and HP will make a big announcement tomorrow about “an enterprise agreement between the companies”.

No surprise – PS3 Already Ahead of Xbox 360 in Japanese Sales.

Microsoft snuck in a patch for a critical zero-day Windows Media exploit in today’s Patch Tuesday package. Mentioned previously here. On the other hand, there’s a new zero day exploit for Microsoft Word.

Telecom New Zealand dumps MSN for Yahoo. It seems to be a customized Yahoo portal replacing a customized MSN portal for their 774,000 users.

(Via Mary Jo FoleyMicrosoft’s 2007 Professional Developers Conference (AKA PDC or PDC07) is scheduled for October 2-5 in Los Angeles.

Filed under Alliances, Conferences, Coopetition, HP, MSN, Microsoft, PDC07, Patch Tuesday, Security, Xbox, Yahoo

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One Response to “Microsoft news odds and ends, December 12, 2006”

  1. Microsoft and HP announce enterprise services alliance -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] As forewarned, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard yesterday announced an alliance for sales of IT services to enterprises: Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) and HP (NYSE “HPQ,” Nasdaq “HPQ”) today announced a three-year agreement to deliver an expanded portfolio of solutions for enterprise customers around the world. HP is the first premier global partner to deliver comprehensive solutions for the People-Ready Business, Microsoft’s vision for how people, armed with the right software, are the key to driving business success. [...]

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