This week Google ended search censorship in China by moving its search engine to Hong Kong and Microsoft released the new Office Communications Server "14".
Google has decided to transfer its Chinese search engine, Google.cn over to Hong Kong where it will be uncensored. This is possible due to the "one country, two systems" rule, making it perfectly legal for Google to remain in China and still provide uncensored search.
Microsoft has presented the new Office Communications Server (OCS) "14" at its VoiceCon event, hoping to appeal to businesses looking to upgrade from PBX systems. The software combines instant messaging, web conferencing and telephone features. For screenshots, check out this photo gallery.
Following Microsoft's statement last week that Windows Phone 7 third-party applications can only be written in Silverlight and XNA, Mozilla has frozen the development of Firefox for the Windows mobile operating system until Microsoft can provide a native development kit.
Also making news this week, Google has released a tool that scans web apps for security flaws, and the first beta of Ubuntu 10.04 , "Lucid Lynx" has been released, offering social networking features, a revamped interface and integration with Ubuntu One U1 music store.
In feature articles we looked at things consultants can do to stay organised, an introduction to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and gave some well-deserved praise to Samba.
--Posted by Lana Kovacevic