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Microsoft Touts Security in Windows 7

Microsoft last week described improved security features in its upcoming Windows 7 operating system, currently in beta release.

Windows 7 RC Leaked

The release candidate version of the Windows 7 operating system has apparently hit the streets in the form of various leaked peer-to-peer BitTorrent distributions.

Windows 8: Microsoft Seeks Help on New OS

Microsoft has been looking to fill jobs associated with Windows 8, its next operating system beyond the current Windows 7 beta.

UAC Under Control

UAC not so snarky in Windows 7. Plus, .NET exploit; Internet dangers; hiring hackers.

Windows 7 RC by Early May, Site Suggests

Microsoft again may have disclosed a hint about when the Release Candidate (RC) version of Windows 7 will be available -- possibly before May 5.

EC Deadline Nears for Microsoft in IE Bundling Case

The European Commission (EC) granted Microsoft another week to respond to a competition complaint involving its Internet Explorer Web browser.

Beta in May: Windows 7, Configuring Exam

Microsoft Learning to put Exam 70-680 through the proverbial wringer from May 5-18.

Microsoft's 2010 Brand: Details on Office, SharePoint

Microsoft branded some of its best-selling products to come with the "2010" stamp, beginning with the debut of Exchange Server 2010 beta.

Always On Our Minds

Yes, Conficker manages to remain in minds of IT security. Plus: tweeting birds get the worm and why security standards equal a bad idea.

April Patch Arrives, With Critical Fixes and More

Microsoft rolled out eight fixes in its monthly security release, addressing some 23 vulnerabilities.

IE Settings Can Enable Intranet Attacks, Report Says

Default security settings in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser could open a company's intranet to hacking attacks, according to a recent security white paper.

Survey: IT Pros 'Cautious' on Move to Windows 7

A survey of IT professionals conducted last month for systems management provider KACE found that a majority of respondents expect that they won't deploy Windows 7 in the next year.

Five 'Critical' Patches Planned for Tuesday

After some comparatively light patch rollouts in past months, Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday promises a fuller slate with eight security bulletins.

Conficker's Evil Twin

Plus: An un-'Stirling' roll-out; PCI Compliance is better than no compliance; more.

Windows 7 RC Nears, and There Will Be Pain

Windows 7 beta testers will experience some pain when moving to the release candidate version of the operating system when it comes out, Microsoft officials explained on Tuesday.

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