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Microsoft battening down the hatches

The giant delays its .Net Server OS to check security, offers bug fixes (and tech enhancements) to Windows XP, and tweaks its DOJ antitrust deal in response to the judge's promptings.

The software powerhouse further delays its .Net Server operating system--in part to double-check security. It also releases bug fixes to Windows XP (along with some significant technology enhancements) and tweaks its antitrust settlement with the Department of Justice in response to public comments and promptings from U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Microsoft again pushes back .Net Server
The company says the delivery of the server version of its Windows operating system will not happen during the first half of 2002.
March 1, 2002 
XP update to go beyond mere fixes
update Along with squashing bugs, as service packs normally do, Microsoft's first major update to Windows XP will add support for Tablet PCs and a fancier graphical interface.
March 1, 2002 
Microsoft, DOJ tweak settlement terms
update The minor changes address concerns relating to public interest and to issues raised by the litigating states. An important clarification regarding access is also made.
February 28, 2002 
Microsoft foes can testify at hearing
A federal judge will let outsiders, including Microsoft rivals, make presentations at next week's hearing to determine whether the antitrust settlement is in the public interest.
February 28, 2002 
Microsoft curries favor with undergrads
In an effort to win over young software developers, the company is offering its Visual Studio.Net tools at a heavy discount to students and schools.
February 28, 2002