IT Management


Microsoft Breaks Record With Massive June Patch

It only took six months for Microsoft to break its own record for addressing the most vulnerabilities in a single patch.

Microsoft Rolls Out SCVMM 2008 R2 RC

The release candidate of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available for public testing, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Windows 7: Expect 'Modest' Bump in PC Sales, Veghte Says

Microsoft's Bill Veghte spoke at the UBS Global Technology and Services Conference on Monday, providing a general overview of the Windows 7 business plan.

Heavy Security Patch Coming on Tuesday

June may prove to be a busy month for IT pros, with Microsoft planning to release 10 fixes in its next security patch.

DirectShow Subject to Attacks, Microsoft Warns

Microsoft issued a security advisory on Friday describing a newly disclosed bug in Microsoft DirectShow that could enable remote code execution attacks.

Reller Assures Financial Crowd on Windows 7 Readiness

Microsoft executive Tami Reller fielded questions about the company's Windows business segment on Thursday in New York City.

Cybersecurity Policy Will Pose Challenges, Security Pros Say

Now that there's some movement toward a U.S. cybersecurity policy, it's time to roll up the sleeves and get to work, and that task won't be easy, software security experts suggested on Friday.

SP2 Released for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Microsoft published Service Pack 2 (SP2) on Monday for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

IT Shops Still Spending Despite Downturn

A recent study from IT staffing specialist Robert Half Technology suggests that CIOs plan to invest in new IT initiatives over the next year, in spite of a bad (and possibly worsening) economic climate.

Microsoft Gets Patent on OS-Disabling Technology

Microsoft recently received a U.S. patent on technology that can restrict software and hardware use on a computer

Operations Manager 2007 R2 Available for Trial

Microsoft on Thursday issued an "evaluation edition" of its System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 product.

Microsoft-HP Renew Unified Communications Push

Microsoft and HP expanded their existing agreements on unified communications (UC) products and services on Tuesday.

Microsoft Adds Virtualization to Unified Communications

Microsoft continued its foray into unified communications (UC) with an announcement last week of support for a virtualized topology in Microsoft Office Communications Server R2 (OCS R2).

Lone Microsoft Patch Fixes PowerPoint Vulnerability

As expected, Microsoft rolled out only one patch for this month's Patch Tuesday, a critical bulletin for PowerPoint.

Middleware Market Hits the Brakes in 2009

The middleware software market has entered the slow lane in 2009, according to a Gartner report announced on Wednesday.

Tuesday's Patch Will Target PowerPoint Security

Microsoft plans to roll out only one "critical" patch on Tuesday, affecting PowerPoint, for its May security update.

Windows 7 RC Goes Live

Microsoft announced that the Windows 7 release candidate (RC) is now available to the general public.

Pirate's Booty in Bootlegged Win7

Plus: Worms that start with Win; Facebook phishing.

Microsoft Testing Cloud-Based Data Sharing

Microsoft announced that it is seeking customers willing to test their databases in a cloud-based data connectivity project.

SharePoint Bonanza: SP2 and Dev Kits Released

Microsoft announced some SharePoint product updates that may have gotten trampled under a stampede of information flowing out of Redmond this week.

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