Microsoft slow to comply with US anti-trust agreement

Microsoft is failing to meet its obligations under the anti-trust agreement it made with the US government, according to documents filed by federal and state prosecuters.

Microsoft is failing to meet its obligations under the anti-trust agreement it made with the US government, according to documents filed by federal and state prosecuters.

News of Microsoft's failure to comply with the terms of the agreement comes as the company struggles to meet the requirements of the anti-trust judgement handed out by the European Commission in 2004.

Microsoft has just won an extension from the EC, until the middle of next month, to supply acceptable documentation for its workgroup server protocols.

The US problems also relate to the way Microsoft is supplying documentation for its technology.

Technical documents for developers who license the Microsoft Communications Protocol Program, are not being provided in time, according to a technical committee charged with supervising the delivery of the information.
 
US government  representatives will meet Microsoft in a scheduled compliance progress hearing in court next month.

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