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Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 SP1 Released

Microsoft last week released the first service pack for its 2010 Forefront messaging and collaboration management product.

Microsoft Closes a Record-Patch Year with 17 for December

Windows IT pros this December find themselves unwrapping a huge package of security updates ahead of Christmas directly from Microsoft.

Paul Allen's Patents Lawsuit Dismissed

Interval Licensing LLC, which represents intellectual property claims by Microsoft's cofounder, Paul G. Allen, has hit a legal setback.

Microsoft Battling Google on ITA Search Acquisition

Microsoft has joined a coalition of companies that is fighting Google's plans to acquire Cambridge, Mass.-based ITA Software.

Microsoft Unveils Privacy Control Feature for IE 9

Microsoft on Tuesday announced an upcoming privacy feature for its Internet Explorer 9 Web browser.

Still No Fix from Microsoft for Growing Number of IE Exploits

Plus: An eighth of malware attacks come from USB devices, scareware instances are growing.

Google Chrome OS Pilot Launched on Hardware

Google made three announcements today concerning its consumer Web efforts.

Phone Home: Cisco Makes First Space-Routed IP Call

Cisco has taken two significant steps in space-based communications, with the first-ever upgrade of an IP router aboard a commercial satellite while in orbit, and the first voice over IP call made from a satellite that did not require any ground-based infrastructure to route the call.

China Hacks Described in Secret U.S. Cables

One of the cables published by WikiLeaks late last month cites U.S. diplomatic concerns over a Chinese software security company with access to Windows source code.

Amazon Launches DNS Hosting Service

Amazon Web Services today launched the beta of a programmable and purportedly scalable hosted Domain Name System service aimed at letting users of its cloud services create, modify and delete DNS zone files.

U.S. Government Agency First To Go Google Cloud

The General Services Administration is moving e-mail and collaboration tools to the cloud, becoming the first federal agency to move e-mail to a cloud-based system agencywide, GSA officials said yesterday.

Speedier IE 9 Platform Preview 7 Released by Microsoft

Microsoft today released the seventh "platform preview" of Internet Explorer 9.

Microsoft Rolls Out Security Baselines and MAP 5.5 Beta

Microsoft on Monday announced that it had rolled out two "new" security baselines for use with its Security Compliance Management tool, plus new setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8.

Microsoft Goes Easy With November Patch Release

Microsoft's November security update arrived today, and it's something less than a Thanksgiving meal.

Thankful for a Light November Patch Load

Plus: IE 8 still safer than IE 6, 7; Zeus 2.0 escaping MSRT detection.

Google Maps Dragged Into Border Dispute

A line of pixels drawn by Google Maps between the border of Nicaragua and Costa Rica is being used as an excuse in an old territorial dispute.

Microsoft Patch Load Lightens for November

After two straight gargantuan rollouts, IT pros are getting a break with November's patch load.

New IE Zero-Day Attack Surfaces

Microsoft, in a security advisory released today, is warning users of Internet Explorer vulnerability that could allow remote code execution by hackers.

Google Sues Feds Over Cloud Contract that Requires Microsoft BPOS

Google is suing the Interior Department for allegedly excluding Google's products in a request for quotation the agency issued on Aug. 30.

False Sense of DLL Security

DLL fix might still leave Windows users vulnerable. Plus: Bing encryption being considered; Google gets serious about mobile security.

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