IT Management


Dynamics Service-Pack Support Extended to 2 Years

Microsoft has extended service-pack support for its Dynamics products from 12 months to 24 months, the company announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Releases Planning Toolkit Beta

Microsoft last week rolled out a beta of its new planning tool, which is designed to help its partners and customers migrate to products within the Microsoft stack.

Microsoft: Some IT Orgs Spending Strategically in Bad Economy

The downturn in the economy is affecting the role and spending strategies of IT organizations, according to a Harris Interactive survey commissioned by Microsoft.

Microsoft's 'Geneva' Convention

Plus: DirectShow bug not fixed yet; MasterCard makes PCI auditing even more difficult; accidently hacking Twitter via shortened URLs.

Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Beta Released

Microsoft last week released a public beta of Configuration Manager Service Pack 2.

Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Available June 23

Microsoft on Tuesday will roll out a public test version of its free consumer security application, which was previously known by its code name, "Morro."

UPDATE: Microsoft Finds Bug in Google's Sync for Outlook

Microsoft found a problem with Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook, a new data synchronization plug-in launched by Google last week.

IT Underestimates Risk from 'Zombie Accounts'

A report shows many organizations have limited or no knowledge of the systems to which their active and terminated employees actually have access.

Adobe Patch Irks Windows Users

Plus: Microsoft's "Morro"; U.S. Senator ticked at cyber coordinator role.

Insider Snooping Still Serious Security Issue, Survey Finds

Cyber-Ark's survey reveals that a significant number of IT staff use their IT administration rights to access privileged or confidential data.

Use 'Protected Mode' To Secure IE 7, Microsoft Says

A setting in Internet Explorer 7 running on Windows Vista can help stave off a particular remote code execution attack, according to Microsoft's security team.

Microsoft Rolls Out New Forefront Betas

Microsoft is releasing new betas of Forefront enterprise security products, according to announcements issued this week.

Google Unveils Potential Exchange Killer

Google just made it easier for IT organizations to ditch Microsoft Exchange Server.

IT May Wait for Office 2010, Survey Suggests

Cost-cutting IT organizations may delay Microsoft Office upgrades, but they don't appear to be switching to alternative productivity suites, according to a Forrester survey.

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.

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.

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.

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