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Microsoft At War With Botnets

New report shows some real progress in killing Zbot. Plus: Adobe hides PDFs in the sandbox; U.S. talks with Aussies on security.

16 Patches: So, Are We Losing The Security Battle?

Should Microsoft revisit its patching frequency? Plus: Admins even busier, if they're tackling Adobe and Oracle fixes; IT study exposes IT security problems.

Rumor: Microsoft To Buy Adobe

The New York Times reported today that the heads of Microsoft and Adobe held a secret meeting to discuss the acquisition of Adobe, among other matters.

IE Dips Below 50 Percent Worldwide, According to StatCounter

Internet Explorer use dropped to 49.4 percent in October, according to Web analytics company StatCounter in a chart for this month.

16 Security Fixes Expected in Microsoft's October Patch

Microsoft's forthcoming October security update will be another historic rollout.

Microsoft Plays Catch-Up to Hackers

An out-of-band patch tries to catch hackers off-guard. Plus: Symantec looks more closely at Stuxnet; Twitter bug gives Microsoft the jitters.

Ballmer Talks Up the Cloud in European Tour

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer went to Europe this week to help sell the Internet cloud, a key Microsoft business area.

Microsoft Releases Windows Live Essentials 2011

Microsoft last week announced the availability of Windows Live Essentials 2011, a free consumer suite of applications designed to connect Windows users to the Internet cloud.

Inside IE 9: The Chrome Effect

The beta of IE 9 is more than just a browser for Microsoft -- it's a direct shot in its war against Google, and it shows.

OpenOffice Foundation Splits from Oracle

The community of volunteers that developed the OpenOffice.org project have split off from Oracle and formed a new structure called The Document Foundation.

Microsoft Releases Patch for ASP.NET Flaw

Microsoft released an "important" patch to address an information disclosure security vulnerability associated with ASP.NET systems.

Big Brother Wants To Surf the Net with You

The Obama administration is poised to ask for new Internet regulations that could potentially open any and all electronic communication to scrutiny.

Minnesota Inks Deal With Microsoft on BPOS Services

The state of Minnesota has embraced Microsoft's Internet cloud services by agreeing to an application outsourcing deal.

Microsoft Improves Office Web Apps

Microsoft on Thursday announced some new milestones for its browser-based Office Web Applications.

Microsoft Releases BizTalk Server 2010 to Manufacturers

Microsoft today released BizTalk Server 2010 to its hardware manufacturing partners, which means that products will ship to customers soon.

UPDATE: Microsoft: IE 9 Will Not Require Windows 7 SP1, but Don't Wait

Despite the excitement of last week's beta debut of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft wants organizations moving to Windows 7 to use its Internet Explorer 8 browser.

UPDATE: Microsoft Warns of Flaw Affecting ASP.NET Apps

Late on Monday, Microsoft published additional information about an ASP.NET flaw, which is now being exploited.

Microsoft Points to IE 9 Security Measures

Internet Explorer 9, released on Wednesday in beta form, doesn't talk to strangers.

Microsoft Launches Public Beta of Internet Explorer 9

With the release of its IE 9 beta, Microsoft on Wednesday promised that Web surfing would, from here on out, be about the sites users visit and not about the browser.

Anonymous Site Threatens to Leak IE 9 Beta, Pulls Last Minute

The Web site IEBest.com posted late yesterday that it plans to release IE 9 to its readers, two days before Microsoft plans to release it.

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