IT Management


Sun VirtualBox 2.2 Adds Open Virtualization Format Support

Sun Microsystems has released VirtualBox 2.2, an update to the company's free and open source desktop virtualization solution.

Microsoft Delays 'Stirling' Security Suite

Microsoft has delayed the release of an upcoming enterprise security suite that integrates Microsoft Forefront security solutions, the company announced late last week.

First Service Pack Released for SQL Server 2008

Microsoft on Tuesday released SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1, which provides updates to the relational database management system, but no new features.

Cost Replacing Functionality as Linux's Appeal

With a shrinking server market, financial services firms are porting more applications to Linux at the expense of Unix and other legacy platforms. While that has been an ongoing trend for many years, the motive has shifted in the past year from adding new functionality to reducing cost.

Conficker's Evil Twin

Plus: An un-'Stirling' roll-out; PCI Compliance is better than no compliance; more.

Windows 7 Will Have an XP Downgrade Option

Microsoft will permit Windows 7 Professional edition downgrades to Windows XP Professional, according a report by veteran Microsoft watcher Mary-Jo Foley published on Monday.

Zend Releasing Enterprise-Grade PHP Server

Zend Technologies will release its commercial-grade server for PHP applications on Tuesday.

WSJ: IBM, Sun Talks 'Unraveling'

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the proposed $7 billion dollar deal for IBM Corp. to acquire Sun Microsystems virtually collapsed this weekend.

PowerPoint Security Bug Found in Office 2003

A new zero-day remote code execution vulnerability has come to Redmond's attention, this time affecting Microsoft Office PowerPoint.

HP Selling Cloud Assurance to Enterprises

HP rolled out a service suite this week to help enterprise IT departments adopt and manage cloud-based services.

How To: Get Started With Hyper-V Permissions

Defining the security model for your first foray with Hyper-V.

A SharePoint Workflow Primer

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is one of the hottest products in Redmond's arsenal and can provide a major productivity boost for companies. In this four-part guide, we detail how IT administrators can get the most out of SharePoint by effectively using workflows.

No Serious Threat from Conficker on April 1

Conficker is scheduled to update itself April 1. But analysts say the appears to be an upgrade of its defenses rather than a planned attack.

Windows 7: Already Better than Vista?

Early testers reveal a snappier, crisper and far more satisfying desktop effort.

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Embedded Services

Microsoft on Monday announced a new services capability that's part of its Windows Embedded Server product line.

Users Protest XP Support Deadline

Microsoft's decision to end support for Windows XP has IT pros worried.

IT Is Hiring, But Just Barely

According to IT staffing specialist Robert Half Technology, a net 2 percent of CIOs anticipate adding IT staff in the coming quarter, compared to a net 8 percent increase in Q1.

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.

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.

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.

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