IT Management


Patch Tuesday: Expect Six Security Fixes

After a record-breaking Patch Tuesday in October, November's security update promises to be a bit lighter with six scheduled fixes, three deemed "critical" and three "important."

Kace Updates Management Product for Windows 7

Kace on Tuesday unveiled an upgrade to its systems deployment appliance that can help with Windows 7 migrations.

Enrich Your E-Mail

Pixetell brings voice, video and screencast capability to your e-mail in an intuitive, easy-to-use package.

Office 2010 App Compatibility Program To Launch

Microsoft is developing application compatibility tools for Office 2010 to help IT organizations migrate to the new productivity suite when it becomes available.

Help Enhancements Rolled Out for Windows 7

Microsoft this week described some new help tools for Windows 7 users, adding to its many product support resources.

Microsoft Investigating Windows 7 Upgrade Troubles

Microsoft is working on upgrade snags that some users have described when moving from Vista to Windows 7.

Microsoft Releases OpsMgr Client Management Pack

Microsoft released a client tracking component on Monday that works with its System Center Operations Manager 2007 product.

Azaleos Launches OCS Monitoring Service

Organizations struggling with the complexities of Microsoft's unified communications solution have a new outsourcing option.

October Patch Disables Office Communications Server

Microsoft is responding to problems with a fix for Office Communications Server and Live Communications Server.

Spam-Based Malware Shows Dramatic Rise

Spam-based malware traffic increased dramatically last month, surging by 900 percent between August and September.

Report: IT Should Plan for Windows 7 Now

Microsoft will hatch Windows 7 as a full-fledged commercial operating system this week, and IT professionals should be making plans for it.

Symantec: Rogue Security Software a Big Business

Scaring computer users into buying and installing potentially malicious security programs is becoming a big business, according to a study of rogue software by Symantec.

What Patch Tuesday's Patchy Record Means

Plus: Firefox opens up to .NET; gauging Security Essentials' enterprise chances.

Green Datacenter Future Still Far Off

According to a recent survey conducted by Gartner, the green datacenter of the future is still a long way off.

Huge October Security Patch Arrives

October has proved to be the month of record, landing one whopper of a Patch Tuesday.

Outsourcing's Impact on Network Security Debated

Information security is always a concern in any outsourcing arrangement, but just how much of a concern is still the subject of debate.

Patch Tuesday To Address Multiple Microsoft Bugs

IT pros can expect a mammoth patch release for the month of October on Tuesday if Microsoft's advance notification is any indication.

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.

Windows XP Mode Released to OEMs

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

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.

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