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Microsoft world: Tough all over

An executive says during antitrust testimony that the .Net My Services plan is in "disarray." Licensing plans aren't going as expected. What's a software giant to do?

A senior Microsoft executive says that the company's .Net My Services plan is "in a little bit of disarray." New licensing plans seem to be meeting some resistance. What's a software giant to do? Canceled testimony in the antitrust case may have given the company a welcome break, for now.

Testimony highlights .Net "disarray"
One of Microsoft's top executives said this week that the company's .Net My Services plan is still very much in flux. Thus, it's back to the drawing board for a once highly touted strategy.
May 10, 2002

Licensing program meets some resistance
About two-thirds of Microsoft's largest customers have not signed up for a new software licensing program, an important source of revenue for the company. Are rivals gaining steam?
May 10, 2002

Microsoft licensing: How does it work?
Microsoft revamped its licensing programs on May 10, 2001, changing the way the vast majority of companies acquire Microsoft software and upgrades. Here's a primer.
May 10, 2002

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States ax Windows demo in antitrust case
Nine states seeking strong antitrust sanctions against Microsoft abruptly canceled plans to demonstrate a version of the Windows operating system with removable features.
May 9, 2002