Stories by John Fontana

  • Live meeting shows Microsoft has work to do

    Microsoft has introduced a Web conferencing service - and although it features minor integration with the company's enterprise products, the service falls quite short of the company's plan to offer its collection of collaboration software as an integrated package.

  • 'Big bang' to jolt Microsoft users

    Microsoft might be hyping its next-generation Longhorn software as a "big bang" event, but the company is being quiet about the fact that the products will require corporate customers to perform multiple, carefully planned upgrades reminiscent of the difficult migration from Windows NT to 2000.

  • Survey - Windows Server 2003 adoption will be slow

    Microsoft has wrapped up the development work on Windows Server 2003 and will ship the operating system on schedule next month. However, a just released survey by The Yankee Group claims that only 12 per cent of the current Windows installed base plans to adopt the new OS in the next year.

  • Microsoft revises tools for upgrading to Windows XP

    Microsoft has given companies a subtle shove toward installing new desktop and productivity software by updating a free set of tools designed to help enterprise customers test application compatibility and ease the transition to Windows XP and Office XP.

  • Microsoft: SSL flaw is in OS not IE

    Microsoft said on Wednesday that the SSL flaw recently uncovered by an independent researcher is in multiple versions of the Windows operating system but not its Internet Explorer Web browser.

  • Lotus to un-spam Domino

    Lotus Software Group on Monday announced it will include server-side spam filtering controls in Domino 6.0 when the collaboration server ships later this year.

  • Web services enticing but confusing to IT pros

    Network executives are having problems distinguishing the differences between Web services vendors and the products they offer, but a majority of IT professionals are starting to deploy or test the technology, according to a recent survey.

  • Vendor brings collaboration to Excel users

    Advanced Reality this week will release collaboration software that plugs into Microsoft's Excel and lets users of that application share spreadsheet data from within the familiar interface.