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Middleware Market Hits the Brakes in 2009

The middleware software market has entered the slow lane in 2009, according to a Gartner report announced on Wednesday.

Tuesday's Patch Will Target PowerPoint Security

Microsoft plans to roll out only one "critical" patch on Tuesday, affecting PowerPoint, for its May security update.

Windows 7 RC Goes Live

Microsoft announced that the Windows 7 release candidate (RC) is now available to the general public.

Pirate's Booty in Bootlegged Win7

Plus: Worms that start with Win; Facebook phishing.

Microsoft Testing Cloud-Based Data Sharing

Microsoft announced that it is seeking customers willing to test their databases in a cloud-based data connectivity project.

SharePoint Bonanza: SP2 and Dev Kits Released

Microsoft announced some SharePoint product updates that may have gotten trampled under a stampede of information flowing out of Redmond this week.

SQL Speed Secrets

Wait-time analysis can help improve performance by focusing on how long applications take to respond to queries.

Adobe's Reader Fix: Disable JavaScript, For Now

How Adobe is handling critical vulnerability discovered in its Reader software gets mixed reaction from IT security experts.

When IT Meets Legal

A manager embarks on a journey of document discovery.

Windows 7 RC Released to Microsoft's Subscribers

The release candidate (RC) of Windows 7, Microsoft's newest operating system, can be downloaded today by Microsoft TechNet and MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) subscribers.

Rumor: Windows 7 Release in October

The general release date for Windows 7 on new PCs could be as early as this October, according to an Acer executive.

Windows Vista SP2 Released to Manufacturing

Microsoft rolled out Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 in its "release to manufacturing" form.

Microsoft Rolls Out Dynamics Incentives

Microsoft announced three new marketing changes to help boost sales of its Dynamics business software and support its channel partners.

Microsoft Expands Cloud Services Partner Network

Microsoft on Monday stepped up its services push by announcing a partner-driven effort to deliver hosted Microsoft applications in 19 countries.

Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 Released

Service Pack 2 for the Microsoft Office 2007 product family is available for download at Microsoft Update.

Microsoft To Release XP Mode and MED-V 2.0 Betas

Windows XP Mode, a feature designed to help small businesses migrate to Windows 7, will be available as a beta for download on April 30.

Redmond Tweaks Autorun

Microsoft moves to make worms less effective. Plus: RSA kicks off security conference season; Google to school IT pros on the perils of cross-site scripting; and the FBI weighs in on Conficker.

Windows 7 RC Dates Disclosed; 'XP Mode' Unveiled

Microsoft provided a couple of Windows 7 tidbits on Friday, confirming the availability of Windows 7 release candidate (RC) and describing a forthcoming virtualization capability in the new operating system.

Microsoft Touts Security in Windows 7

Microsoft last week described improved security features in its upcoming Windows 7 operating system, currently in beta release.

RSA: Hackers Shifting Focus to App Software

Writing more secure software is not a simple task, but it can and should be done for applications, experts say.

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