Stories by Preston Gralla

Microsoft releases interim Vista build

Microsoft has released an interim build of Windows Vista to 100,000 Customer Preview Program (CPP) participants. The new build is also available on TechBeta, TechNet, TAP and MSDN.

Microsoft plans sweeping Vista test plan

Microsoft Tuesday unveiled the details of its sweeping plan to get Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) into the hands of millions of new testers and released final pricing for the operating system.

Web services in action

Web services may be the latest hot topic of conversation, but for many companies, that's all the technology amounts to -- talk. Not so for four pioneering companies where Web services are already in operation and paying big dividends. We talked with IT managers at these organizations about how they've learned to exploit the technology by reusing Web service modules and better integrating their own internal business processes with those of external partners.