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October 21, 2006

Microsoft Weekly Miscellany, October 21, 2006

Posted by David Hunter at 12:29 PM ET.

Some Microsoft news items from this week that did not find a post of their own:

(via Brier Dudley) Microsoft awards Vista and Office 2007 launch PR to Edelman. Speaking of which, the Canadian launch event is reportedly on Nov. 23.

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.

The Windows Live Mail beta “M8″ version is now generally available to testers after a gradual start earlier in the month.

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.

Italy adopts Microsoft anti-child-porn technology



Filed under Antitrust, Apple, Coopetition, General Business, Governmental Relations, Legal, Microsoft, Microsoft Hardware, Microsoft Research, OS - Client, PC Games, Public Relations, Windows Live, Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Vista

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2 Responses to “Microsoft Weekly Miscellany, October 21, 2006”

  1. Microsoft legal news roundup, October 28, 2006 -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Copiepresse and Google will be back in court November 23 for more wrangling, but as I mentioned last week, Microsoft has already dropped the Copiepresse papers from its search indexes to avoid a similar lawsuit. Ms. Boribon is after Yahoo as well and I predict that one day soon all of her client newspapers will be invisible on the major search engines. [...]

  2. Windows Vista RTM on Monday? -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Expect availability to OEMs, businesses with volume purchase agreements, and MSDN subscribers to follow in very short order as there’s no point in delaying until the November 30 USA launch event (Nov. 23 in Canada). Filed under OS – Client, Windows Vista, Microsoft [...]

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