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Windows 7 Beta Availability Extended to Feb. 9

Microsoft has extended the general public availability of its Windows 7 Beta yet again, with a new final date of Feb. 9 to get it.

Netezza Announces New Interoperability with Microsoft's BI Platform

Netezza last week appeared to close the loop on one of its perceived competitive shortcomings when it unveiled a new interoperability strategy for Microsoft's business intelligence platform

Microsoft Releases Desktop Virtualization Beta

Microsoft released a beta of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), which lets users run older OSes and applications on newer Windows systems.

Conficker Worm Still Wreaking Havoc on Windows Systems

Users of Windows Server service that haven't patched a previously disclosed worm hole (MS08-067) are taking a big risk.

UPDATE: Windows 7 Beta: Don't Panic Getting It

TechNet Plus and Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers have reportedly had problems getting product keys for the Windows 7 Beta, and the free general public version is slightly delayed, Microsoft says.

One Fix Expected for Patch Tuesday

Microsoft's first security update rollout of 2009 may be a quiet one, according to an advance notification released Thursday.

Ballmer Makes It Official: Windows 7 Beta Available

Microsoft last night officially released the first beta of its Windows 7 to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. The beta will be open to all testers tomorrow.

Microsoft Releases IE8 Blocking Tool

When Microsoft issues the general release of Internet Explorer 8, enterprises will be able to deploy a new blocking tool to prevent unauthorized installations of the browser.

Microsoft, Mozilla, Verisign Team Up on E-Commerce Security Flaw

Plus: Windows Media Player RCE flaw not serious, says Redmond; Twitter phishing; more.

Windows 7 Leaked

The upcoming Windows 7 beta -- scheduled to be released this month -- found its way onto the Internet over the holidays.

SQL Injection Hits Amid the Holidays

Redmond continues to investigate a new zero-day bug affecting popular database application SQL Server.

Window 7 Beta 1: Soon To Be Unwrapped?

The public release of Windows 7 Beta 1 is expected next month, but speculation that it might appear earlier popped up on Friday from a few sources.

Off-Cycle Internet Explorer Security Update Released

As expected, Microsoft released its second out-of-cycle patch in three months -- this time to plug a widely discussed and "critical" vulnerability in Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Delivers SQL Server 2005 SP3

Microsoft ratcheted up its product support for SQL Server 2005 by releasing Service Pack 3 (SP3) on Monday, along with SP3 Cumulative Update 1.

Microsoft Exec Urges IE8 Readiness

Microsoft won't say exactly when it will ship the Release Candidate of its Internet Explorer 8 browser but it's "just around the corner," according to a senior company official.

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