Attendees at last year's event, in New Orleans, cheered when Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ballmer addressed head-on some of the security challenges the software maker faces and outlined steps it said it would take to address them. However, Microsoft has yet to deliver on most of the promises Ballmer made. ...As a result, many of Microsoft's partners will come to Toronto with the same concerns about security that they had last year, said Paul DeGroot, an analyst at Directions on Microsoft Inc. The concerns may have even grown because of the recent attacks on Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser, he said.
Microsoft has planned 10 sessions in a special security breakout track at the event. The introduction to the track on Microsoft's Web site makes it seem as though the vendor believes its security challenges are a thing of the past. "Clearly security has become a competitive advantage as we engage with our mutual customers," it reads.
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Link: InfoWorld: Microsoft to pitch security as 'competitive advantage' >

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