IT Management

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

Forrester: Worst May Be Over for IT Market

IT purchasing has been so bad recently that things have got to be looking up.

Readers Down on Microsoft Downgrades

Moving to an older version of Microsoft software can be tricky, some readers say.

IT Gone Good

Increasing numbers of IT professionals are using their well-honed skills to benefit those in need.

Internet Explorer 8 Coming Next Month Via WSUS

Microsoft is planning to deliver Internet Explorer 8 via Windows Server Update Services, starting on Aug. 25.

7 Disaster-Dodging Dictums

Following these seven tips can help you prepare for a disaster -- or prevent one from becoming even worse.

Report: Disaster Recovery Improving, but Downtime Still Hurts

A Symantec survey reveals the "rising [disaster recovery] pressures on organizations caused by soaring downtime costs and more stringent IT service-level requirements to mitigate risk to the business."

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Beta 2 Released

Microsoft last week announced the availability of beta 2 of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010.

Microsoft and DOD Defining Windows 7 Security

Microsoft is working with the government to establish secure system settings that are expected to become the Federal Desktop Core Configuration for Windows 7.

Survey: IT Salaries Getting Pinched in 2009

The general economic downturn is leaving its mark on IT salaries, according to an independent study released on Monday.

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