Stories by Elizabeth Montalbano

Microsoft finally clears throat about services

The deadline Microsoft gave Yahoo for making a deal or facing a proxy fight came and went this weekend without a word from either party. But even if Microsoft doesn't succeed now in its bid for Yahoo, the company made clear last week, both in private meetings with reporters and in public comments, that it's determined - come hell or high water - to move forward with its services strategy.

Adobe establishes Open Screen Project for Flash, AIR

Adobe launched a new community development project on Thursday aimed at using its Flash and AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) technologies to create a consistent application interface across all devices -- whether they are smartphones, PCs or set-top boxes.

Microsoft delays release of Windows XP SP3

Microsoft has delayed the release of a third service pack for Windows XP, blaming a "compatibility issue" between the software and a retail-chain-management application.

Vista SP1 released to Automatic Update

Windows Vista customers can now receive the first service pack for the operating system via the Microsoft Automatic Update service, Microsoft said this week.

Microsoft confirms testing of 'Albany' low-cost Office suite

Microsoft on Friday confirmed it is planning to release a subscription-based "value box" of low-end productivity software code-named Albany, and has sent an early version of the product to thousands of beta participants for private testing.

Adobe touts early customer adoption of AIR

Adobe has made available the first full release of its Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), and revealed early adopter customers who are building both business and consumer applications using the technology.

Microsoft releases some of promised Office documentation

Microsoft has released preliminary documentation for how several of its Office business products interact with each other, part of the company's plan to appease regulators by releasing proprietary protocols that help developers make its products more interoperable.