IT Management


Microsoft Unmoved by Published SMB Exploit

Microsoft's security team didn't flinch this week, even as a proof-of-concept exploit for Windows Server Message Block Version 2 (SMBv2) was published on Sunday.

Kaseya Virtual System Administrator

Kaseya's management system is a little inconsistent, but is useful for some administrators and should get better with further work.

Windows XP Mode Released to OEMs

Microsoft announced that the final version of Windows XP Mode was released to PC manufacturers on Thursday.

System Center Essentials 2010 Beta Released

Microsoft announced the beta release of System Center Essentials 2010 on Tuesday.

Ballmer Promotes 'New Efficiency' Vision for IT

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer gave a keynote talk at a Microsoft event called "The New Efficiency" on Tuesday.

Microsoft Releases Forefront UAG RC0

Microsoft on Friday announced that Release Candidate 0 of Forefront Unified Access Gateway is now available for testing.

Microsoft Extends Dynamics AX With Acquisitions

Microsoft bolstered its Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) product by acquiring intellectual properties (IP) from three of its partners.

Georgia Tech Moves Unemployed IT Pros into Teaching Jobs

The College of Computing at Georgia Tech is looking to shift unemployed technology professionals into teaching careers.

Microsoft Sues Alleged 'Malvertisers'

Plus: an SMB flaw stopgap measure; Security Essentials on the release horizon.

Microsoft to IT: Deploy Windows 7 Now

Microsoft put out the word on Monday that IT organizations can start deploying Windows 7 now, citing the cost benefits of doing so.

Project 2010 Products Announced at Microsoft Event

The Microsoft Project Conference 2009 event kicked off in Phoenix on Wednesday with new details about the next generation of Microsoft's software products for project planning.

Study: Enterprises Fail To Mitigate Risks

Alert Mr. Obvious! The Internet exposes enterprise computing to major threats. Plus: What Microsoft plans to do about server, Web threats.

MDOP 2009 R2 Arriving Next Month

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009 will get an R2 upgrade next month, according to an announcement by Microsoft on Monday.

Windows Management Framework RC Available

Microsoft on Wednesday released a test preview of Windows Management Framework components for Windows XP Service Pack 3 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

Microsoft Readying Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Microsoft described a few new details this week about its upcoming System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 product, which is currently under wraps for testing purposes.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Released

Microsoft on Tuesday released its next-generation Windows operating system deployment tool for IT pros, called Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010.

Microsoft Warns of Another Server Message Block Bug

The all-critical patch release of hotfixes served up by Redmond Tuesday hadn't even cooled off yet when Microsoft issued yet another security advisory on late Tuesday night.

Report: Microsoft's Licensing Too Hard for Customers

Microsoft doesn't mind making its customers jump through hoops when it comes to licensing its software.

Vendors Rip Microsoft Over Alleged Security Issues

Software security vendors like to point to glitches in Microsoft products, but they don't always get much acknowledgment from Redmond.

Gov't Agencies Need More IT Workers

Federal agencies will need to hire over 270,000 new employees for mission-critical jobs over the next three years, including more than 11,000 IT pros.

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