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Micro Focus, Microsoft partner on app modernization
Micro Focus will extend its Windows-based portfolio, including its Net Express, SOA Express and Enterprise Server, to provide managed code-based 64-bit offerings that leverage several Microsoft technologies. Read more...

Microsoft to release new 'Essential' servers Nov. 12

Microsoft warns users of coming update to Windows Update

Update: Microsoft warns of new Access attack

XP SP3 to reach most users 'shortly,' says Microsoft

Microsoft promises four patches next week

Mac OS X market share surges 32% in one year

Microsoft eases hardware terms for XP on low-cost PCs

Microsoft trumpets security additions in upcoming IE8

Trojan lurks, waiting to steal admin passwords

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Windows Vista A to Z
We've gathered the best Computerworld coverage of Vista, from in-depth reviews and how-tos to the hottest issues surrounding the new OS.

15 ways Microsoft can reinvent itself for the post-Gates era
Its co-founder is retiring, its latest big product has been vilified, and potential partners are spurning its advances. So what does Microsoft do to remain relevant? Here are 15 ideas.

Opinion: RTM edition of Microsoft Hyper-V adds speed
In one test, the virtual machine was able to saturate the hardware enough to achieve 97% of the storage performance of a physical server.

Opinion: The mythical 'Vista application'
Analysts are raising the alarm that less than 10% of developers are writing applications for Vista, but they've got the wrong end of the stick.

Review: Microsoft's Hyper-V does the trick
Microsoft's virtualization software works well, but it's still pretty far behind the functionality of VMware in most areas, according to InfoWorld's reviewer. Still, Microsoft's tool is "good enough" for the vast majority of scenarios, or it will be soon.

FAQ: XP deathwatch, T minus 1 week
One week from today, Microsoft will pull the plug, more or less, on Windows XP. But there will still be ways to get the aging operating system.

This old laptop: Revitalizing an aging notebook on the cheap
Don't ditch that old notebook! With about $125 and an hour or two, you can make it run like new.

15 great turning points in tech history
Difficult decisions, paths not taken -- here are 15 pivotal moments that have shaped today's high-tech landscape.

Virtual infrastructure: Threats lurk near open doors
Edward L. Haletky suggests three methods that can be used to limit access to the VMware ESX host, and he advises using two at any given time.

FAQ: XP deathwatch, T minus 4 weeks
At the end of the month, Microsoft will require mainstream computer makers to stop selling new PCs with Windows XP and will cease shipping boxed copies to retailers.

All it takes is a couple hours and about $125 to breathe new life into an old laptop. Here's how.
Is Microsoft's Golden Age over? What are Gates' most memorable quotes? Find out in Computerworld's complete coverage of the end of the Bill Gates era at Microsoft.
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With its latest version, Mozilla's browser continues to raise the bar for what Web browsers should be.
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