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Linux-Powered Smartphone Use on the Rise

By 2012, smart phones that use a scaled-down variant of the open source Linux operating system will account for roughly 31 percent of all smart devices in the marketplace, according to ABI Research. Linux smartphone technology will see its fastest growth, with annual growth rates as high as 75 percent, in the 2007 to 2012 period.

Microsoft Nears Release of Virtualization Management Tool

Yesterday, Microsoft released the next component in its growing virtualization product line, announcing the release to manufacturing (RTM) of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). General availability is expected in October.

'Patch Tuesday' Load Lightened by One

Microsoft has dropped one fix from its September "Patch Tuesday" update, pulling Security Bulletin 5 that affected Windows and SharePoint Server.

Salary Survey: IT Workers Continue To Flourish

IT workers continue to ride a strong wave of increasing experience to a third straight year of high earnings, according to <i>Redmond</i> magazine's 12th annual Salary Survey.

Patch Tuesday Looks Light

Microsoft's patch rollout looks to be on the light side in September, with just five patches -- one of which is labeled "Critical" and four rated "Important" -- as part of its upcoming Patch Tuesday release.

W3C Publishes Web Services Policy 1.5

Group devises a more flexible method of handling policy changes for Web services and service-oriented architectures.

'Windows Live' Gets a Step Closer to Live

The next beta versions of the products that make up the Windows Live suite were made available today.

CodeGear Unveils IDE for Rapid Web Development

CodeGear is releasing a rapid application development (RAD) environment for database-driven Web-based applications that supports multiple versions of Microsoft Windows as well as the .NET Framework. The company's new RAD Studio 2007integrated development environment (IDE) supports Windows 2000, XP and Vista operating systems.

Microsoft Releases Silverlight

Microsoft has turned on the Silverlight.

Know What's Happening

Keep tabs on your SQL Server jobs with SQL Sentry Event Manager.

Redmond's Top 10 Hot Certs for 2008

Here are our predictions for next year's fastest-climbing certifications.

Microsoft To Buy Parlano

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it intends to buy Parlano, a Chicago-based company it has already worked closely with on enterprise communications software.

Search Changes Coming in Vista SP1

Although Microsoft didn't mention it in today's announcement about the upcoming release of Windows Vista SP1, the company confirmed today that one of the major changes will be to open up desktop search functionality to competition.

Stem the Flood of User Account Control Popups

If there's one feature in Windows Vista that's almost universally reviled, it's User Account Control, or UAC. But help may be on the way in the form of BeyondTrust Privilege Manager 3.5.

IBM Launches Federal SOA Cert Program

IBM, following the kickoff of its IBM Federal SOA Institute in April, has announced a new certification and training program.

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