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Software medley for Microsoft

The week ends with a flurry of activity for Microsoft. The biggest news: An appeals court sets it free from a requirement to carry Sun's Java software.

roundup The week ends with a flurry of activity involving Microsoft's applications. The biggest news: An appeals court sets the company free from a preliminary injunction requiring it to carry Sun's Java software.


Companies will not have to pay as much to keep their e-mail-addicted employees happy under new licensing terms established by the software maker for the next version of Exchange.
June 27, 2003


Federal judges deal a legal blow to Sun, tossing out most of a preliminary injunction requiring Microsoft to carry its rival's version of an interpreter for the Java language..
June 26, 2003


Microsoft announces the official release of the fourth service pack for Windows 2000, providing security fixes and support for USB 2.0.
June 26, 2003


Microsoft's extended support for the 7-year-old workstation version of the operating system ceases at the end of the month.
June 26, 2003


A battle is brewing between the companies to win a share of spending by cell phone service providers.
June 26, 2003


Microsoft plans to adds tools in the next version of Office and other future products to make them easier to use for people with disabilities.
June 26, 2003

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