Here’s this week’s round-up of Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) news briefings. Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) stocks ended the week at 27.25 (as of 2/11/2011).
Weekly News Roundup: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
Monday 7 February
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has fixed a cookie security bug in Windows Azure.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) said that, “This issue affects applications developed using ASP.NET and using the new ‘Full IIS’ feature of SDK v1.3 that have a Web Role deployed. In the case of vulnerable Web Roles, it may be possible for clients to determine the contents of the state information (though the client could still not change it). If the Web site depended on the client not being able to see the contents, its security could be compromised.”
Tuesday 8 February
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has launched Office Web Apps in India.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) said in an official statement that it has launched its Office Web Applications in India.
The company said that the new platform will allow people to use and edit Office documents using Word, Excel and PowerPoint for free.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Business Division Director Sanjay Manchanda said that, “Office Web Apps are a key piece of Microsoft’s overall cloud strategy and are designed to empower people to take their familiar productivity experience on the web”.
Wednesday 9 February
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) SharePoint 2010 deployments have increased fivefold in six months.
According to a latest survey by Global 360, process and case management services provider Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) SharePoint deployments have increased by fivefold in six months.
Deborah Rosen, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Global 360, said that, “When organizations need to support complex, mission-critical processes they turn to enterprise business process management tools. Our persona-based BPM solutions deliver robust business applications on top of SharePoint 2007 or 2010 to help hundreds of customers like Capital One and Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation improve how work gets done while leveraging their existing SharePoint investments.”
Thursday 10 February
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced the public launch of Windows 7 SP1.
The company has officially confirmed that it has finished work on the first Windows 7 Service pack.
The delivery of the first major upgrade on the latest version of Windows is scheduled to 22nd of this month.
According to the report, customers who have subscribed to MSDN or TechNet can download the update from Wednesday onwards.
Companies wanting a volume upgrade can also grab their copy on the same day.
Friday 11 February
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has submitted its ‘do-not-track’ browser technology to W3C.
The software giant has sent its tracking protection technology to the World Wide Web Consortium for getting adopted as a standard for the industry.
According to reports from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), do-not-track technology will allow web users to decide what information should be tracked by the advertisers in order to learn their browsing habits and personal purchase interests.
Market rivals including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are also adopting their own technology to offer browsing protection to their users.
We will be monitoring the Microsoft Corp. stock price for changes over the next couple of weeks.