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April, 2010

  • 7 April

    Serial cybersquatter refuses to give up

    Meet Alf Temme. His portfolio of more than one thousand trademark-violating typo domains has landed him numerous lawsuits over the years from a range of companies. These include Dell, Air France, and America Online. He admits to being a typosquatter, using names like d3ell.com to sell exercise machines on his …

  • 5 April

    Microsoft to end Itanium support

    Microsoft has announced that it will end software support for Intel’s Itanium processor. Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the last version to support the architecture that once promised to be one of the most powerful. The Itanium was once touted as the ideal server architecture by HP, and the …

March, 2010

  • 29 March

    Microsoft wins Bing domain names

    Corporate giant Microsoft won a complaint it filed with the National Arbitration Forum over seven domains: bingcamera.com,bingfinancing.com,directorybing.com,drugstorebing.com,girlsbing.com,marketingbing.com and mediabing.com. The company claimed that the domains were confusingly similar to its Bing search engine trademark. The registrant, Yaoxin Liu, did not contest Microsoft’s claims. Personally, I don’t see why Liu registered …

  • 26 March

    What is Mono?

    As its website describes it, Mono is a “cross platform, open source, .NET development framework.” .NET is a framework originally created by Microsoft, and the Mono developers from Novell created Mono to be interoperable with .NET applications. The result is .NET compatibility across Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. With …

  • 17 March

    Microsoft says IE9 will support HTML5

    Just as we predicted, Microsoft has announced that their latest incarnation of Internet Explorer, version 9, will included support for some HTML 5 elements, including video. Much to the chagrin of Mozilla and other open standard advocates, however, the new demo build of the browser only supports h.264 video, following …

  • 12 March

    Microsoft to cut future data center costs by 50%

    You would be wrong to think that a company like Microsoft with billions in profits doesn’t care about data center construction costs. The company, which has previously been accustomed to spending $500 million and up on new facilities, will now try to reduce construction costs on new facilities to $250 …

  • 5 March

    Microsoft may soon step up its HTML 5 game

    Just days after we posted news about Google’s acquisitions that position it to make a large impact on HTML 5 video development, suspicion is floating around the tech world that Microsoft is planning a big announcement for Internet Explorer 9, the next installment of their declining browser. If Microsoft intends …

  • 2 March

    The HTML 5 video debate revisted

    Website owners should always be concerned about the latest news and developments with the web browser wars and Web standards. Decisions made by these third parties can directly affect how your website is presented to your viewers and whether you need to make adjustments. Our original post centered around Apple …

February, 2010

  • 18 February

    Test Windows Server 2008 with MBSA

    Microsoft provides a tool for Windows Server 2008 that tests for security misconfiguration. It comes with a graphical interface and a command line interface for both local and remote scans. It looks for vulnerabilities, performs assessment checks, and checks SQL Server 2005. In addition to Windows Server 2008, MBSA runs …

  • 15 February

    Microsoft wins dispute over wapbing.net

    In yet another dispute regarding its Bing.com search engine, corporate giant Microsoft has won the domain wapbing.net. The Redmond company claimed the name violated its trademark for “Bing” and filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum. Microsoft also claimed that the registrant intended for the domain to be deliberately …