IT Management


SQL Server 2008 R2: April Launch Brings May Release

Even though the product will actually hit the market sometime in May, Microsoft will kick off a "launch tour" of SQL Server 2008 R2 on April 21, 2010.

Is Microsoft Patrolling Patents Again?

It's been almost three years since Microsoft threw down the gauntlet by claiming that open source and Linux software infringed on 235 of the company's patents.

Green IT: More Data, Less Juice

As the cost of energy rises and budgets collapse, thinking green isn't just an option for IT -- it's a necessity. Fortunately, there are more options than ever to reduce your energy footprint, even as you add capacity.

The Quest for Compliance

Welcome to Redmond magazine's newest column, directed at IT decision makers and influencers.

VC Funding Remains Tight

The market for venture money appears to have bottomed out as VCs remain cautious.

Windows Enterprise Licensees Get Options on Amazon's Cloud

Amazon Web Services and Microsoft have established a pilot program for enterprise Windows Server licensees.

UPDATE: Microsoft To Discontinue 'Select' Licensing

Microsoft will no longer sell its Select software licensing after July 1, 2011, with Select Plus taking its place.

Report: IT Systems Engineer Named Best U.S. Job

San Francisco-based research and analysis group Focus has named systems engineer as the "best job in America."

Study: Security Lags in Datacenter Virtualization Projects

Datacenter virtualization projects can open up security issues, according to research from Gartner.

Microsoft Disputes 'Vulnerability' in Virtual PC

Microsoft reacted this week to a claim that its Virtual PC hypervisor contains a security hole.

Ex-TSA Employee Charged with Infecting Databases

Data analyst allegedly inserted code after being told he was losing his job.

Microsoft and Adobe Collaborating on Security Patches

Microsoft and Adobe are working together on the security patch process.

Microsoft Issues Workaround for IE 6 and 7 Flaw

Microsoft published a workaround for an in-the-wild vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and 7, described last week.

Reports: Small IT Spending Increases Expected in 2010

Global IT expenditure is expected to increase slightly this year, according to reports released this week.

Report: IE 8 Leads in Malware Protection

A Microsoft-funded report found that IE 8 outperformed four other browsers in protecting against socially engineered malware.

Microsoft Issues March Patch, New IE Advisory

As expected, Microsoft today released two "important" patches in its March security update.

Light Patch Slate Expected on Tuesday

Microsoft is projecting just two "important" fixes in its upcoming security update for March.

Microsoft To Offer Opalis Management Solution

Microsoft soon will offer the Opalis solution to server management licensees, the company announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Reissues Windows Kernel Patch

After nearly two weeks of tweaking, Microsoft is resuming automatic distribution of a Windows kernel patch through Windows Update.

Microsoft Investigating Windows VBScript Security Hole

Microsoft described a zero-day vulnerability involving some older Windows versions and VBScript when used with Internet Explorer.

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