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  • Microsoft Delays 64-Bit Windows XP For Athlon 64

    Microsoft made it official on Wednesday that it is adding three more Windows Server editions to its product family. New members of the family include a Standard Edition of Windows Server 2003 for Intel Itanium Systems; a Standard Edition of Windows Server 2003 for 64-Bit Extended Systems (a k a for AMD 64-bit servers); and…

  • Microsoft: Opportunities Abound for Office Partners

    Jeff Raikes, Microsoft Corp.’s group vice president of productivity and business services highlight the opportunities the Office System family of products represents to Microsoft’s partners at the Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans. Raikes stressed that there is a great number of opportunities available to the several thousand attendees, especially now that Office is no…

  • Microsoft’s Orlando Ayala on Small Business Server 2003

    As Microsoft Corp. prepares for its first ever Worldwide Partner Meeting here in New Orleans on Thursday—where it will announce the general availability of its Small Business Server 2003 product to the more than 5,500 partners expected to attend—Orlando Ayala, Microsoft’s senior vice president of small and mid-market solutions & partner group, sat down to…

  • Labor Pains

    In May, after Hewlett-Packard Co. beat out IBM Corp. for the privilege of taking over the computer operations of Procter & Gamble Co., a deal worth $3 billion over a ten-year period, the 166-year-old Cincinnati-based consumer marketing giant tried making a virtue out of cost-cutting necessity. Announcing that nearly 2,000 technology workers would be leaving…

  • Microsoft Rolls Out Beta of XP 64-Bit Edition

    Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday will announce the beta availability of a native 64-bit version of its Windows XP operating system that is designed to support 64-Bit Extended Systems, including platforms based on AMD64 technology. Microsoft will make the announcement at AMD’s launch of the AMD Athlon 64 processor in San Francisco. The beta version of…

  • Acer Woos Reseller Partners

    Acer America Corp. has laid out a plan to bump up sales of consumer devices and drive its products deeper into the enterprise, and the company sees reseller partners as a key to that plan. The San Jose, Calif., company last week launched the Acer Authorized Reseller Program, an initiative designed to encourage resellers to…