Facing ‘new world of work,’ Microsoft locks up Office

REDMOND, Wash.–For most of their 20 years, Word and Excel documents have had free rein within corporate walls. In the early days, workers used an array of floppy disks to shuttle documents created with the programs from department to department. E-mail let the files become even more far-flung, easily moving them among branch offices around the globe. But with the advent of federal record-keeping regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which impose strict rules on how companies manage and archive information, those freewheeling days are nearly at an end. http://news.com.com/Facing+new+world+of+work%2C+Microsoft+locks+up+Office/2100-1007_3-5717662.html?tag=nefd.lede

Make Windows XP look like Longhorn!

I would give it a try, but I am really busy right now and I do have to complere restoring my laptop files so I can continue working on some projects. http://www.tcmagazine.info/comments.php?shownews=9905&catid=6

MSN Acquires MessageCast Automated Alerting Services

All MessagCast Alerts are turned off till new agreements are sent out. No more alerts on this Blog or any other till we receive and send them back. You will notice the icon has changed on the left to a MSN feel. Please check back here for updates frequently if you rely on this service till it is back up. MSN Acquires MessageCast Automated Alerting Serviceshttp://www.neowin.net/comments.php?id=28345&category=main

MSN Mobile Messaging Released!

Now you can add a Cell Phone number as a contact, then any message sent to that contact is sent via SMS. http://messenger.msn.com/mobile (For instructions and supported carriers.)Requirements: MSN Messenger 7 Build 777. http://messenger.msn.com For U.S.A. Customers Only. Please note some people have to pay for SMS, so please check with them before sending SMS messages.

Google App Speeds Up Web Surfing

Work has 384k ADSL, so I will give this a try. This is for Broadband users.http://www.betanews.com/article/Google_App_Speeds_Up_Web_Surfing/1115245985To Download it: http://webaccelerator.google.com/

Non-Legit Windows Users Get Amnesty

UPDATED Expanding its Windows Genuine Advantage program, Microsoft will now compensate customers in the United States that unknowingly purchased counterfeit versions of Windows XP with complimentary genuine Windows copies. There is one catch, however: customers must first file a report on the unscrupulous reseller. …http://www.betanews.com/article/NonLegit_Windows_Users_Get_Amnesty/1115239342