IT Management


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.

September Patch Aims at Windows Web Components

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out its September security patch, which is notable for containing five "critical" security bulletins.

'Critical' Windows Fixes Expected on Patch Tuesday

Microsoft is forecasting a rare Patch Tuesday next week, with all of the September security bulletins expected to be deemed "critical."

PHP Cache Accelerator for Windows Unveiled

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a test version of an extension that's designed to help speed up PHP-based Web applications running on Windows platforms.

Windows 7 Enterprise Trial Edition Announced

Microsoft rolled out yet another free test version of Windows 7 on Tuesday -- this time targeting IT pros who haven't previously had access to the new operating system.

Microsoft Warns of Bug in IIS Server, Yet Again

For the second time this year, Microsoft issued a security advisory for possible vulnerabilities in its Internet Information Services (IIS) Web server software.

Microsoft and OEMs Offer System Management Promos

Microsoft launched a new licensing promotion on Tuesday aimed at midsize companies vying to better manage their servers and IT resources.

Report: Windows 7 Meets Business Needs

Microsoft got it right with Windows 7, according to Michael Cherry, vice president of research on operating systems for Directions on Microsoft.

Microsoft Unveils Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Microsoft released the latest version of its free standalone server virtualization solution on Friday.

Hotmail Accounts Getting 'Hijacked,' Microsoft Says

Microsoft pointed to e-mail account "hijacking" as becoming an increasing problem, especially among Windows Live Hotmail users.

Microsoft Rolls Out App Compatibility Support Line

Microsoft started a new pilot help program last week for IT professionals and developers facing application compatibility issues.

SP2 for Exchange Server 2007 Released

Microsoft on Monday released the latest service pack for Exchange Server 2007, adding a few new features, mostly of interest to IT pros.

Data Thefts Happened via SQL Server

Software from the biggest software company in the world is bound to be used by hackers for nefarious reasons. Plus: Redmond, Sophos scrap on security; ScanSafe survey finds more companies banning Facebook, Twitter.

Survey: When It Comes to Exec IT Salaries, Mainframes Pull Big Bucks

Top IT managers who work with mainframes can expect to earn significantly more than other IT executives, according to the latest salary survey by ESJ.com.

Evaluation Version of SCVMM 2008 R2 Released

Microsoft on Monday announced the availability System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 evaluation version.

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