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+ - NBC purchases MSNBC rights from Microsoft, rebrands MSNBC.com to NBCNews.com->

Submitted by flatt
flatt (513465) writes "Ending a sixteen year partnership between the now Comcast-owned NBCUniversal and Microsoft, the MSNBC.com website has been immediately renamed to NBCNews.com. Both parties note that the integration between both parties is deep and will require 2 years to complete the decoupling. For the immediate future, NBC will continue to provide news content for MSN.com and Microsoft will continue to be the advertising provider for the site. Content control, brand confusion, and partisan content are cited as reasons behind the breakup.

Microsoft sold its 50% share in the MSNBC TV rights to NBC back in 2005."

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+ - Office Servers SP2 Creates Ticking Time-Bomb

Submitted by flatt
flatt (513465) writes "SharePoint and Project Admins, beware! The Microsoft SharePoint Product Group has confirmed a bug in the recently released Service Pack 2 for the 2007 Microsoft Office Servers where upon installation, all installs silently revert to a Trial installation. This creates a time-bomb scenario where, after 180 days, the server farm would not be available. A workaround of re-entering the product key is recommended.

The Office Servers line includes the following products: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Search Server 2008, Search Server 2008 Express, MOSS 2007 for Search, and Microsoft Office Project Server 2007. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is not affected."

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