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Microsoft active on all fronts

roundup The software maker enlists a national security honcho, chats up corporate instant messaging and stands pat on the server version of Windows.

roundup The software maker enlists a national security honcho, takes a step forward in its bid for success in corporate instant messaging and stands pat on the server version of Windows. Also: a humbler Microsoft?


In a memo to the rank and file, CEO Steve Ballmer sounds contrite about Microsoft's antitrust conduct while predicting a big future for the software maker and the industry at large.
November 13, 2002


Ten months after a company call to make Windows more trustworthy, a company executive said the initiative is paying off.
November 13, 2002


Hoping to play a larger role in homeland security, the company taps former political adviser Thomas Richey for a new position counseling U.S. policy-makers on IT issues.
November 13, 2002


Microsoft introduces a new IM service for corporations, jump-starting belated efforts by the company to tap into the new market for the popular technology.
November 13, 2002


Microsoft scratches plans for a major overhaul to its upcoming server software, code-named Longhorn, and will jump ahead to the next generation.
November 12, 2002


In his first public remarks on the long-running antitrust case, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says the company will meet settlement guidelines set down by a federal court.
November 12, 2002


Chairman Bill Gates says the company plans to spend $400 million over the next three years to boost its presence in India.
November 12, 2002

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Microsoft teams up with Samsung to develop a design for low-cost handhelds, a market dominated by rival Palm.
November 11, 2002


The company releases a software update to correct connection problems with network gear it unveiled in mid-September.
November 11, 2002