IT Management


Exchange Tool Tests Remote Connections

Microsoft announced an online service for IT pros that enables them to test incoming e-mail traffic to Microsoft Exchange Server.

Firefox 3.0.8 Released, Critical Security Bugs Fixed

Mozilla rolled out security updates for Firefox after the Web browser was hacked during a contest two weeks ago at a software security convention in Vancouver.

April 1: D-Day for the Conficker Worm

The Conficker frenzy continues as IT security pros prepare for April 1, when the worm is expected to take some action from infected systems.

Windows 7 Release Candidate Arriving in May?

Microsoft may be trying to send a message that the next release of Windows 7 will happen in May of this year.

IE 8 Bugs Squashed, Claims Microsoft

Microsoft has tinkered with IE 8 and is now claiming a resolution to vulnerabilities amid a firestorm of chatter surrounding the browser's release last week.

Windows 7 Exams Development Under Way

Microsoft Learning announced some preliminary information on three new MCST-level exams for the upcoming OS.

Microsoft Eyes SMB Market in Partner Survey

A Microsoft-sponsored report found that SMBs could represent an opportunity for future sales of IT software and services, despite the current economic downturn.

Sun Releases Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3

Sun has released Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software 3, a major update to the company's virtualization management suite.

Gartner Outlines Windows 7 Deployment Strategy

IT departments should depart from the usual SP1 milestone when deciding when to deploy Windows 7, according to a Gartner analysis.

Enterprises Hanging on to Legacy Microsoft Apps

Forrester Research found that enterprises predominantly use Windows and Internet Explorer, but they're currently sticking with the older Microsoft technologies.

Crash! Boom! Bang! Exploit!

The Windows Debugger plug-in explains all. Plus: IE 8 and Safari get taken down a notch; Conficker might be an April Fool's joke; Paladin rolls to the rescue.

New Study Highlights Data Losses from Employee Turnover

A Symantec-sponsored survey found that of the 945 U.S. adult participants, 59 percent who left a firm (voluntarily or not) steal company data.

Microsoft Broadens IE 8 Bug Hunt

Microsoft continues to squash bugs in its new Internet Explorer 8 Web browser, which was released last week for Windows-based PCs.

Microsoft Beefs Up Web Platform Tools

Developing and managing Web sites may have gotten a little easier with new tools announced by Microsoft this week as part of its MIX09 Web developer conference.

Microsoft Rolling Out Windows Azure Improvements

Microsoft described three Windows Azure improvements designed to assist developers using its cloud-based operating system.

Microsoft Rolls Out New Commerce Server

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of its latest e-commerce server, which integrates with SharePoint services.

Current Web Security Standards Not Enough, Study Finds

A recent report on Web security trends relayed a damning assessment of the IT security landscape that's prompting some to suggest the government should step in to give enterprises and individuals guidance on how to protect themselves.

IE 8 Goes Live

On Thursday, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8.

IE Market Share Has 'Stabilized,' Study Finds

A study polling the use of Web browsers and operating systems affirmed Microsoft's dominant market position on both fronts.

First Data-Based Security Maturity Model Released

A newly released maturity model could be the first to shed new light on how enterprises are implementing security initiatives in their internal software development efforts.

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