Databases


Microsoft Advisory Targets SQL Injection Attacks

Microsoft on Tuesday issued a new security advisory after the discovery of "a recent escalation in a class of attacks" targeting Web sites.

Majority of Data Breaches Go Unnoticed, Study Finds

Verizon Business reports that more than half of the data breaches on enterprise systems go undetected and are caused by general negligence and lax security.

Microsoft Announces New Master-Level Cert Track

Masters series aims to fill gap between Professional series and Architect series of certifications.

RC0 Version of SQL Server 2008 Available

Microsoft rolled out Release Candidate 0 (RC0) of SQL Server 2008, which is available for evaluation by developers and database administrators who want an early look at the relational database management system.

Microsoft Starts Global Rollout of Retail Consumer Web Sites

Microsoft Corp. is now selling its wares directly to consumers.

MySQL Gives .NET High Five

There was a lot of head scratching at this year's MySQL Conference and Expo when Microsoft was singled out for its contributions to open source development.

Will SQL Server 2008 Slip Again?

Microsoft's announcement that it will release SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) this summer raises the question: What's the status of SQL Server 2008?

Beta Update of Windows Home Server Offered

Microsoft has begun enlisting the support of beta testers for Windows Home Server Power Pack 1.

Will SQL Server 2008 Slip Again?

Microsoft's announcement that it will release SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) this summer raises the question: What's the status of SQL Server 2008?

Alliance Weighs In on Microsoft Interoperability

As reported last week, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta), a group that advises the British government on education technology issues, referred a complaint to the European Commission about the impact of Microsoft's interoperability issues in education.

Windows Essential Server Previews Announced

A preview version of the server for small-to-medium businesses is now available, according to a Microsoft announcement that included pricing and licensing details.

Study: Top Web Application Vulnerabilities Remain Unfixed

Organizations still aren't doing enough to protect their data from Web application vulnerabilities, according to a study released Tuesday by security firm Cenzic.

Microsoft Releases 3 Critical Patches

On Tuesday, Redmond rolled out four patches for the month of May as expected, with three deemed "Critical" and one "Moderate."

Data-Focused Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 SP1 Betas Released

On Monday Microsoft released the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 beta bits for public download.

Windows Home Server Backup Problem Fixed

A bug that caused problems when backing up files in Windows Home Server has been fixed, according to an announcement issued by Microsoft on Wednesday.

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