Some Microsoft news items from this week that did not find a post of their own:
Speaking of Vista, the amazingly titled “Why Windows Vista should be flawless” offers this teaser:
Also, keep your eyes peeled for some big software announcements to coincide with Windows Vista’s release. Microsoft said several developers are working on products to make the most of Vista’s advances, and we were told that Microsoft bigwig Jim Allchin, co-president of its platforms and services division, described one as “the best Windows application ever”.
I just hope it isn’t the goofy NY Times newspaper reader.
Microsoft has announced that their RoundTable teleconferencing gadgetry has made it out of Microsoft Research and will be available as product by mid-2007.
In a follow-up to last week’s miscellany, Microsoft says they’ll avoid being sued by not indexing whining Belgian newspapers anymore. In other legal news, Microsoft and the State of Wisconsin have agreed on a out-of-court settlement of their antitrust case. More vouchers.
Here’s a market I never thought of:
Versaly Entertainment said it’s signed a deal with Microsoft Corp. to convert content from Microsoft Game Studios into mobile-phone ring tones and wallpapers.
Someone please pour some water on the cat fight about who is responsible for the Windows virus showing up on iPods fresh from the Apple factory. If it’s Apple’s product, it’s Apple’s problem. End of story.