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Red Hat Makes Strategic Virtualization Buy

Open source server distributor Red Hat Inc., which is carving out a virtualization path unique in the industry, added another arrow to its quiver today with the acquisition of Qumranet Inc.

Microsoft Updates IE Patch Due to VML Flaw

Microsoft this week released an update to a 2007 Internet Explorer patch covering Internet Explorer 5.01, Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7.

Microsoft Announces SP1 for Forefront Client Security

The software giant this week released its first service pack for Forefront Client Security, a member of its Forefront family of security products.

Microsoft Details SharePoint-SQL 2008 Integration

Microsoft really wants SharePoint users to upgrade to SQL Server 2008, which was released to manufacturing on August 6.

Microsoft Tool Helps Filter SQL Injection Attacks

Microsoft released an improved security filter for its Internet Information Service Web server that is designed to help thwart SQL injection attacks.

Microsoft Details SharePoint-SQL 2008 Integration

Microsoft really wants SharePoint users to upgrade to SQL Server 2008, which was released to manufacturing on August 6.

Microsoft-Novell Linux Deal To Grow by $100M

Microsoft plans to pour an additional money into business and open source technology collaboration with Novell.

OOXML Reaffirmed, ISO/IEC Reject Appeals

The boards of the ISO and IEC standards bodies today rejected the appeals of four participating members (Brazil, India, South Africa and Venezuela) that had questioned the process by which Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) document format specification was approved as an international standard, called "ISO/IEC 29500."

Intel Releases Interface for USB 3.0

Intel Corp. on Tuesday shared technical plans for an important element needed to develop the Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) specification.

SQL Injection Attacks on the Rise

MessageLabs reports that the number of SQL injection attacks spiked sharply last month.

WSUS Blocking: A Real Problem, Microsoft Says

Microsoft closed its investigation into an update blocking issue that affected users of Windows Server Update Service 3.0 or WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 1.

Microsoft Virtualization Launch Planned for Fall 2008

Microsoft announced a launch event for its virtualization products, scheduled for Sept. 8, 2008 in Bellevue, Wash.

Microsoft's August Patch Brings 11 Security Fixes

Microsoft's August patch, slated to be the largest patch rollout since 12 bulletins hit users in February of 2007, came up short by one.

Microsoft Ships Visual Studio 2008 and .NET SP1

Microsoft released to manufacturing its widely touted first service pack (SP) of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5.

Seven Critical Fixes Expected on Tuesday

IT Pros and system administrators will be mighty busy this month as Microsoft announced plans to release 12 patches.

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