In breaking news, News.com reports that Microsoft has been ordered to pay $1.5 billion to Alcatel-Lucent for the technology used to power MP3 audio in Windows.
I reported that Microsoft had planned to release Office Fixes today. It did release office fixes, but the zero-day bug in Word still remains unpatched. eWeek reports that four were pulled citing problems with the quality of the updates.
It had to be coming. As part of its monthly patches release, Microsoft will be releasing eight security bulletins with patches for a several Windows and Office vulnerabilities. These include the patches for Microsoft Word which had remained unpatched last month.
In a startling revelation, Microsoft had filed for two patents covering technology used to organize and read syndicated Web feeds, such as those delivered via the widely used Really Simple Syndication, or RSS, family of formats reports C|Net. This follows Google's attempt to patent ads in feeds. Filed on June 21, 2005, the first covers "finding and consuming Web subscriptions in a Web browser.
The major focus on Internet Explorer 7 has been security and particularly the phishing filter. In a recent article, Microsoft has stated: When you use Windows Internet Explorer 7 to visit a Web page, the computer may respond very slowly as the Phishing Filter evaluates Web page contents. The reason is this happens is if you have too many pages open or the website you are browsing has too many frames.
Microsoft sure has a lot of running work to do. Just a day after a Zero Day flaw was detected in Word, a new flaw has been detected in Windows Media Player. There is a detailed explanation for it as below: The Windows Media Player library WMVCORE.
Phishing Scams have been a major problem for large corporations. As of today there aren't any sure fire solutions. IE, Firefox and Opera as well today implement a check to see if the site is fraudulent or not.
Cybernet News got a short tutorial on getting your Windows @Live.com email address. Microsoft will release the same in due course I am sure, but this is the best way to get the email address of your choice!
Windows Live Mail has now been launched in the Netherlands. This can be accessed at mail.live.