Bill Gates's retired from Microsoft on Friday. Two years ago Gates announced that he was leaving the software world to devote his time to the philanthropic organization he started with his wife in 2000. The group's work involves funding malaria and HIV research, among other causes.
29 Jun 2008 - http://news.swebee.com/microsoft/bill-gates-officially-stepped-down-from-microsoft/2008-06-29_92-1.html
Microsoft (MSFT) has withdrawn its three-month-old offer for acquiring Yahoo (YHOO) because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price.
04 May 2008 - http://news.swebee.com/microsoft/microsoft-walked-away-from-yahoo/2008-05-04_76-1.html
Microsoft announced its acquisition of Komoku, a company that offers advanced rootkit detection capabilities. Microsoft said it will build Komoku's technology into future versions of its line of security software for businesses.
24 Mar 2008 - http://news.swebee.com/microsoft/microsoft-announced-its-acquisition-of-komoku/2008-03-24_51-1.html
The Yahoo! Board of Directors has carefully reviewed Microsoft's unsolicited proposal with Yahoo!'s management team and financial and legal advisors and has unanimously concluded that the proposal is not in the best interests of Yahoo! and their stockholders.
11 Feb 2008 - http://news.swebee.com/yahoo/yahoo-board-of-directors-officially-reject-microsoft-proposal/2008-02-11_26-1.html
Yahoo!, the Internet media giant is expected to reject Microsoft's offer, initially worth $44.6 billion, on this Monday. Yahoo's board believes the Microsoft offer massively undervalues Yahoo.
10 Feb 2008 - http://news.swebee.com/yahoo/yahoo-board-plans-to-reject-microsoft-bid/2008-02-10_22-1.html
Microsoft has proposed an acquisition of Yahoo! for $31 per share or at apporximately $44.6 billon in cash and stock. Yahoo's latest disappointing earnings announcement helped to depress the stock price, making it a renewed target for a takeover.
03 Feb 2008 - http://news.swebee.com/microsoft/microsoft-wants-to-buy-yahoo-at-44.6-billion/2008-02-03_21-1.html
Microsoft extends their services by acquiring Multimap, a UK-based online mapping service. Multimap offers a fairly standard set of mapping features, including both street maps and an aerial view of the terrain.
15 Dec 2007 - http://news.swebee.com/microsoft/microsoft-has-acquired-multimap/2007-12-15_8-1.html
Throughout its history the company has been design and develop many software and hardware. But have you ever wonder what are the worst Microsoft products ever produced and released to the market?
03 Aug 2008 - http://blogs.swebee.com/microsoft/the-worst-microsoft-products-ever-produced/2008-08-03_97-1.html
Microsoft has announced that they will end most sales of Windows XP on June 30, 2008 then forcing users to shift to Vista. InfoWorld has launched an online petition to convince Microsoft not to retire Windows XP.
16 Jan 2008 - http://blogs.swebee.com/infoworld/sign-the-save-xp-petition/2008-01-16_17-1.html
Since SP2 came out, Microsoft has continued to supply fixes and enhancements via Windows (and Microsoft) Updates. Windows XP Service Pack 3 simply rolls all the fixes and upgrades into a single convenient package, though there are a few brand-new addition
12 Dec 2007 - http://blogs.swebee.com/microsoft-windows-xp/windows-xp-service-pack-3-full-preview/2007-12-12_4-1.html
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), the update scheduled to release on 2008, runs some applications 10% faster than XP SP2.
26 Nov 2007 - http://blogs.swebee.com/microsoft-windows-xp/service-pack-3-speeds-windows-xp/2007-11-26_2-1.html