Databases


Microsoft Finds Excel Security Flaw

Microsoft Corp. said hackers have found a way to use some older versions of its Excel spreadsheet program to take over control of people's computers.

Microsoft Begins Releasing Source Code for .NET Framework Libraries

Microsoft today followed up on its earlier promise to start releasing the .NET framework library source code for .NET 3.5.

Microsoft Adds Dynamics Suite for Retailers

Microsoft this week has rolled out a turnkey solution that ties front-end CRM functions with back-end ERP and supply chain management systems.

EU Opens New Microsoft Investigation

European Union regulators investigating whether Microsoft is using monopoly powers to squeeze out competing Internet browsers and software rivals.

Amazon, eBay, Google Pitch Woo to Developers

A flock of new-age tech powers -- Amazon.com, Google, eBay, Facebook -- want your developers to target their pieces of "the Cloud."

Record Data Breaches in 2007, Groups Say

The loss or theft of personal data soared to unprecedented levels in 2007, and the trend isn't expected to turn around anytime soon.

Windows Home Server Causing File Corruption

Microsoft is facing its first crisis with Windows Home Server, which is causing file corruption when used with certain programs -- most of them from Microsoft itself.

Microsoft Launches SaaS Push with Dynamics CRM 4.0 Release

Microsoft CRM 4.0 should be hitting the shelves -- virtual or otherwise -- by year’s end.

Exploit Targets Microsoft Access Database

Exploits continue to dog Microsoft programs and applications, as a government agency announced this week that a bug is in the wild that takes advantage of a flaw in Microsoft's Access Database.

Opera Levies Antitrust Suit vs. Microsoft

Browser maker Opera Software has cried foul, charging Microsoft with antitrust behavior in a complaint to the European Commission.

LinkedIn API To Bring 'Some' Partners Into Social Net Fold

LinkedIn, the business-centric social networking site, this week talked more about opening up its "platform" to select partners

Microsoft Sparks Volta Test For Multi-Tier App Dev

Volta toolset, used with Visual Studio 2008, promises easier deployment of apps beyond the .NET world.

SQL Closes the Distance

Redmond is gaining, but when will it -- or can it -- overtake longtime market leader Oracle?

SQL Server 2008: Administration Simplified

Policy-based management improves database performance.

Reller Lands at Microsoft's Platform and Services Division

Tami Reller, a Microsoft Business Solutions veteran, has a new job as CFO of Microsoft's Platform & Services Division.

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