Year in Review: Microsoft Takes Charge
If 2006 is to be the most important year of product launches for Microsoft, 2005 will be remembered as the year that Redmond took charge of its future and finally mapped out where it was headed after years of indecision.
2005 kicked off with a focus on security around the Microsoft campus. Rumors of a new suite of PC protection tools that eventually became known as Windows OneCare were followed by an inital beta release of Windows AntiSpyware, based on technology Microsoft acquired from Giant Software. A malware removal tool -- to be updated monthly -- was issued shortly thereafter. BetaNews | Year in Review: Microsoft Takes Charge
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