IT Management

Microsoft Unveils Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Microsoft released the latest version of its free standalone server virtualization solution on Friday.

Hotmail Accounts Getting 'Hijacked,' Microsoft Says

Microsoft pointed to e-mail account "hijacking" as becoming an increasing problem, especially among Windows Live Hotmail users.

Microsoft Rolls Out App Compatibility Support Line

Microsoft started a new pilot help program last week for IT professionals and developers facing application compatibility issues.

SP2 for Exchange Server 2007 Released

Microsoft on Monday released the latest service pack for Exchange Server 2007, adding a few new features, mostly of interest to IT pros.

Data Thefts Happened via SQL Server

Software from the biggest software company in the world is bound to be used by hackers for nefarious reasons. Plus: Redmond, Sophos scrap on security; ScanSafe survey finds more companies banning Facebook, Twitter.

Survey: When It Comes to Exec IT Salaries, Mainframes Pull Big Bucks

Top IT managers who work with mainframes can expect to earn significantly more than other IT executives, according to the latest salary survey by

Evaluation Version of SCVMM 2008 R2 Released

Microsoft on Monday announced the availability System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 evaluation version.

Study: New Attacks Use Old Tricks

If there's one thing that last month's attacks against public sector sites in both the U.S. and South Korea demonstrated, it's that the exploits of the past often come back to haunt us.

Office 2008 for Mac Gets New E-Mail Service

Microsoft provided fresh details about the next editions of Microsoft Office for the Apple Macintosh platform, including a new e-mail service.

IE 8 Gets High Marks for Security in Reports

Microsoft is putting out the word that users of Internet Explorer 6 should upgrade to IE 8, primarily for security and standards-compliance reasons.

Hybrid Fix Among 9 Patches for August

Plus: Adobe Reader exploits growing; Twitter tweets on attacks; ACLU dismayed at White House cookie plans.

August Patch Brings Windows ATL Fixes, and More

Tuesday's nine security patches are all about networking, the Internet, servers and interoperable components that tie everything together.

Sun Testing Ribbon-Like UI in

Engineers at Sun Microsystems rolled out a new user interface prototype for that looks like the "ribbon" UI found in Microsoft Office 2007.

New DNS Vulnerability Has Organizations Scrambling

Organizations using the BIND 9 DNS server are being urged to update and patch their servers to correct a zero-day vulnerability that can allow denial-of-service attacks.

Windows XP Mode RC Released

The release candidate (RC) version of Windows XP Mode is now available, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

EBS 2008: Midsize Server Hits Midsize Mark

New, all-in-one tool handles core-computing chores without fuss.

Repairs Made Easy

Reimage's PC Repair will likely prove more useful at home than at work, but it does offer some powerful analysis and repair capabilities.

Off-Cycle Patches Issued for Visual Studio and IE

Redmond on Tuesday released a security advisory concerning its Active Template Library technology, accompanied by two out-of-band application patches.

Microsoft Attacks Sage in ERP Market Battle

Microsoft is taking aim at U.K.-based Sage Software in an attempt to grab a greater stake in the enterprise resource planning software market.

Microsoft Rolls Out New Security Initiatives

The Black Hat security conference continues this week in Las Vegas and Microsoft is once again rallying its industry allies, and even its competitors, to a common cause.

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