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Gates shows off anti-spam software, Steamless Computing

New era about to dawn
Mon Nov 17 2003, 07:26
Bill-gates CHIEF SOFTWARE ARCHITECT Bill Gates said at his keno speech at Comdex 2003 last night that it will introduce spam filtering tech called Smartscreen, to be used in Outlook 2003, Hotmail and MSN.

The move, he said, uses a machine learning approach and will filter out spam before it pops into people's inboxes.

This software will also be used inside Exchange Intelligent Message Filter, Gates says, and he also used his keno to show off ISA Server 2004.

He showed off Systems Management Server which, according to Gates, will get "complete awareness" of the patch level of all machines in a network. There will also be more security improvements in XP Service Pack 2 and Server 2003 SP1.

This is all part of what Gates describes as Seamless Computing, an all embracing category which will also include Longhorn. Seamless Computing, or interoperability, was the big dream of Comdex in 1987 when MS and IBM jointly announced Microsoft OS/2. µ

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