IT Management


Microsoft Adds Virtualization Apps to MDOP 2010

Microsoft unveiled two new desktop virtualization applications as part of its bundle of tools for managing Windows 7 deployments.

Microsoft Defends BitLocker, Issues SP2 Updates

Microsoft defended its BitLocker data encryption tool last week after a hack was demonstrated that might affect it.

Windows Kernel Patch Hobbled by Malware

Microsoft confirmed that rootkit malware is causing "blue screens of death" for some users who applied a Windows security patch.

Dell To Buy Kace, Expand Management Solutions

Dell last week announced plans to acquire systems management solution provider Kace for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Affirms BSOD, Halts Windows Patch

Redmond is once again looking into chatter about Microsoft security patches causing "screens of death."

Microsoft Issues Fixes for Outlook 2010 Beta Bug

Microsoft on Thursday announced fixes for its Outlook 2010 beta to address an e-mail message bloat problem.

SAP Now Supported on Hyper-V R2

SAP announced last week that its enterprise infrastructure software is now supported by Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft Reports Bug in Web Security Protocols

Microsoft on Tuesday warned of a "vulnerability" associated with two protocols commonly used to establish secure client-server communications.

Microsoft Issues Hotfix for AD Rights Management

IT shops using Active Directory rights management services will need to install an update before Feb. 22, according to Microsoft.

Windows 7 'Early Adopters' Described in Report

A report issued last week by Forrester Research found generally positive views about Windows 7 among some early adopters.

Hefty February Security Patch Arrives

Microsoft's February security update marks another notable Patch Tuesday, with 13 patches addressing more than 26 vulnerabilities.

SAP Shakes Up Exec Suite

SAP replaced its CEO Leo Apotheker with two co-chief executives, the company announced on Sunday.

Oracle Beefs Up SOA with AmberPoint Deal

Oracle today said it has agreed to acquire AmberPoint, a supplier of software for managing service-oriented architectures, for an undisclosed sum.

Report: IT Workers May See a Bump in Pay

IT organizations are budgeting to give employees a small pay increase in 2010, according to a recent report.

FAST Search Will Be a Windows-Only Product

Microsoft plans to eventually discontinue offering its standalone versions of FAST enterprise search products for Linux and Unix.

IT Recovery Is Tepid, As Expected

With a sharp decline in the global equity markets over the past month, economic uncertainty continues to plague IT spending.

Tuesday's Patch Will Be a Windows Wash

Microsoft today signaled that a hefty batch of security fixes will arrive on Tuesday.

Microsoft Warns of IE Bug on Windows XP

Microsoft released yet another security advisory for Internet Explorer on Wednesday, mostly applying to Windows XP users.

Microsoft Explains Changes to Volume Licensing Portal

Microsoft described changes to its Volume Licensing Service Center in a Webcast on Wednesday.

Windows 7 'Battery Failure' Bug Under Investigation

Microsoft is responding to complaints from some Windows 7 users about a message that suggests impending battery failure when using a laptop.

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