Google Pushes Back Office 2003 Export Cutoff

Google has postponed a planned Google Apps shift in which export support to older Microsoft Office document formats including Word, Excel and PowerPoint would be dropped.

JavaScript's Ascendance Within Microsoft

JavaScript has been part of the Microsoft technology stable since the 1990s, and its prominence in the next wave of Microsoft products is huge.

Microsoft Announces Full Open XML Support in Office 2013

Microsoft is upping the ante in Office 2013 by introducing full support for Open XML in addition to other document file formats.

Visual Studio 2012 RC Is Here

Microsoft announced the official name of its IDE family of products, codenamed Visual Studio 11, and delivered, what are likely, the final previews of its next-generation developer tooling.

Big Data and SQL Server: Disruption or Harmony?

By responding to potential threats with thoughtfulness, and a zeal to add value, SQL and Big Data could be big business for Redmond.

Windows 8: Times Are Changing for Developers

Microsoft's BUILD announcements about Windows 8 and other technologies are a break from the past.

Windows 8 Changes Highlighted in Opening Build Keynote

Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division, lead the two-hour long keynote offering details on the developer preview of Windows 8.

Will the Supreme Court Side with Microsoft in Patent Burden of Proof Case?

Microsoft had its day in court on Monday. The company is challenging longstanding legal standards and wants the burden of proof to be lowered to "preponderance of evidence" when disproving a patent.

U.S. Government Backs i4i over Microsoft as Patent Dispute Reaches Supreme Court

Microsoft is currently arguing at the U.S. Supreme Court that the standard of proof is too high to disprove a patent in cases where the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office lacked prior art information. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case on April 18, with a decision expected by the end of June.

Microsoft Questions Standard of Proof in i4i Patent Dispute

i4i's brief before the U.S. Supreme Court argues that Microsoft is seeking to "lower the standard of proof" in patent cases in a way that "conflicts with over a century of judicial precedent."

Microsoft Looks to Supreme Court as i4i Patent Confirmed

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office confirmed i4i's patent, sending another blow to Microsoft's legal strategy.

Microsoft Considering Legal Options After i4i Patent Validated

Microsoft has been dealt another blow in its ongoing patent infringement suit with i4i.

Office 2010 Breaks ISO/IEC Standard, Official Says

Microsoft disclosed more information about how Office 2010 will support the controversial ISO/IEC 29500 document format standard.

Court Upholds Ruling Against Microsoft in i4i Case

Microsoft has lost another round in the ongoing patent infringement lawsuit filed by i4i.

Tool Checks for 'Custom XML' in Word Files

Microsoft's court loss to i4i LP has spawned a make-shift tool to check for patent-infringing technology in Word files.