IT Management

Vendors Rip Microsoft Over Alleged Security Issues

Software security vendors like to point to glitches in Microsoft products, but they don't always get much acknowledgment from Redmond.

Gov't Agencies Need More IT Workers

Federal agencies will need to hire over 270,000 new employees for mission-critical jobs over the next three years, including more than 11,000 IT pros.

September Patch Aims at Windows Web Components

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out its September security patch, which is notable for containing five "critical" security bulletins.

'Critical' Windows Fixes Expected on Patch Tuesday

Microsoft is forecasting a rare Patch Tuesday next week, with all of the September security bulletins expected to be deemed "critical."

PHP Cache Accelerator for Windows Unveiled

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a test version of an extension that's designed to help speed up PHP-based Web applications running on Windows platforms.

Windows 7 Enterprise Trial Edition Announced

Microsoft rolled out yet another free test version of Windows 7 on Tuesday -- this time targeting IT pros who haven't previously had access to the new operating system.

Microsoft Warns of Bug in IIS Server, Yet Again

For the second time this year, Microsoft issued a security advisory for possible vulnerabilities in its Internet Information Services (IIS) Web server software.

Microsoft and OEMs Offer System Management Promos

Microsoft launched a new licensing promotion on Tuesday aimed at midsize companies vying to better manage their servers and IT resources.

Report: Windows 7 Meets Business Needs

Microsoft got it right with Windows 7, according to Michael Cherry, vice president of research on operating systems for Directions on Microsoft.

Microsoft Unveils Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Microsoft released the latest version of its free standalone server virtualization solution on Friday.

Hotmail Accounts Getting 'Hijacked,' Microsoft Says

Microsoft pointed to e-mail account "hijacking" as becoming an increasing problem, especially among Windows Live Hotmail users.

Microsoft Rolls Out App Compatibility Support Line

Microsoft started a new pilot help program last week for IT professionals and developers facing application compatibility issues.

SP2 for Exchange Server 2007 Released

Microsoft on Monday released the latest service pack for Exchange Server 2007, adding a few new features, mostly of interest to IT pros.

Data Thefts Happened via SQL Server

Software from the biggest software company in the world is bound to be used by hackers for nefarious reasons. Plus: Redmond, Sophos scrap on security; ScanSafe survey finds more companies banning Facebook, Twitter.

Survey: When It Comes to Exec IT Salaries, Mainframes Pull Big Bucks

Top IT managers who work with mainframes can expect to earn significantly more than other IT executives, according to the latest salary survey by

Evaluation Version of SCVMM 2008 R2 Released

Microsoft on Monday announced the availability System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 evaluation version.

Study: New Attacks Use Old Tricks

If there's one thing that last month's attacks against public sector sites in both the U.S. and South Korea demonstrated, it's that the exploits of the past often come back to haunt us.

Office 2008 for Mac Gets New E-Mail Service

Microsoft provided fresh details about the next editions of Microsoft Office for the Apple Macintosh platform, including a new e-mail service.

IE 8 Gets High Marks for Security in Reports

Microsoft is putting out the word that users of Internet Explorer 6 should upgrade to IE 8, primarily for security and standards-compliance reasons.

Hybrid Fix Among 9 Patches for August

Plus: Adobe Reader exploits growing; Twitter tweets on attacks; ACLU dismayed at White House cookie plans.

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