“Security concerns are slowing things down at Microsoft, but the company is still chugging along with its more ambitious projects including Windows Longhorn, a company executive said on Tuesday,” Ina Fried reports for CNET News. “The need to make its current software more resilient to attack is part of the reason that several projects have fallen behind schedule, Senior Vice President Bob Muglia said in an interview.”
“‘It’s absolutely slowed things down,’ Muglia said at the Microsoft Management Seminar here. ‘This work is making our software come out not as quickly.’ Meanwhile, CEO Steve Ballmer, who was slated to address the crowd tomorrow, will now not attend the show. Ballmer was in Europe meeting with regulators in an effort to settle antitrust charges,” Fried reports.
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