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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.

IE 9 Platform Preview 6 Available for Download

Microsoft released IE 9 Platform Preview 6, the latest test version of its upcoming Internet Explorer 9, yesterday.

Microsoft Focuses on Windows Phone, IE 9, Cloud in PDC Keynote

Microsoft kicked off its 2010 Professional Developers Conference (PDC) today by offering developers worldwide an update on its emerging cloud computing, Windows Phone and Internet Explorer 9 development platforms.

Microsoft and Yahoo Put Search Ads Under One Roof

Microsoft added to its search advertising partnership deal with Yahoo by consolidating the ad platform used by Web advertisers in U.S. and Canadian markets.

Beware the MSE Spoof

Fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert snags some users. Plus: social network add-on -- for hackers; new SLA troubleshooting tool.

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.

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