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August Patch Brings Windows ATL Fixes, and More

Tuesday's nine security patches are all about networking, the Internet, servers and interoperable components that tie everything together.

Sun Testing Ribbon-Like UI in OpenOffice.org

Engineers at Sun Microsystems rolled out a new user interface prototype for OpenOffice.org that looks like the "ribbon" UI found in Microsoft Office 2007.

New DNS Vulnerability Has Organizations Scrambling

Organizations using the BIND 9 DNS server are being urged to update and patch their servers to correct a zero-day vulnerability that can allow denial-of-service attacks.

Windows XP Mode RC Released

The release candidate (RC) version of Windows XP Mode is now available, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

EBS 2008: Midsize Server Hits Midsize Mark

New, all-in-one tool handles core-computing chores without fuss.

Repairs Made Easy

Reimage's PC Repair will likely prove more useful at home than at work, but it does offer some powerful analysis and repair capabilities.

Off-Cycle Patches Issued for Visual Studio and IE

Redmond on Tuesday released a security advisory concerning its Active Template Library technology, accompanied by two out-of-band application patches.

Microsoft Attacks Sage in ERP Market Battle

Microsoft is taking aim at U.K.-based Sage Software in an attempt to grab a greater stake in the enterprise resource planning software market.

Microsoft Rolls Out New Security Initiatives

The Black Hat security conference continues this week in Las Vegas and Microsoft is once again rallying its industry allies, and even its competitors, to a common cause.

Office 2010: Upping the Stakes for IT Orgs?

How should IT shops plan now that Microsoft has made noise about its latest productivity suite, Office 2010?

IE 8 Slowed by Third-Party Software, Microsoft Says

Microsoft admitted on Monday that some users of Internet Explorer 8 may perceive its newest Web browser as sluggish.

Microsoft's ISA Server Is Only Half Patched

Microsoft's clarification of an Internet Security and Acceleration Server patch released this month has left at least one security expert stumped.

Forefront Unified Access Gateway Beta Released

Microsoft rolled out beta 2 of its Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) enterprise security solution this week.

July Patch Partly Addresses ActiveX Holes

There are no surprises with Redmond's six-patch release on Tuesday, but there is plenty of work to be done, security pros contend.

Microsoft Office ActiveX Security Flaws Disclosed

On the eve of its July security patch release, Redmond issued a security advisory on flaws in the ActiveX control function -- the second such advisory in as many weeks.

Six Security Fixes Expected on Patch Tuesday

On Tuesday, Microsoft is planning to roll out six fixes -- three "critical" and three "important" -- in its July security update.

IT Hiring Steady but Salaries Down, Surveys Report

Given today's tight economy and growing unemployment figures, some of the latest news on the IT staffing front -- which could see a tiny rise in IT hiring -- is welcome news.

Microsoft Probing ActiveX Bug in Internet Explorer

Microsoft continues to investigate a new vulnerability revealed at the top of the week regarding an ActiveX control component in Internet Explorer.

Forefront Bug Deletes Data in SharePoint Files

Microsoft last week described a problem with its Forefront enterprise security solution for SharePoint Server, cautioning that document data could get deleted as a result of the bug.

Microsoft Ends Java Virtual Machine Support

Microsoft gave notice on Thursday that it removed 10 security patch downloads, all associated with Microsoft Java Virtual Machine technology

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