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Microsoft To Release Open Source Security App

To help developers identify mechanisms that lead to system crashes or have other security implications, Microsoft will unveil its !exploitable (pronounced "bang exploitable") Crash Analyzer on Friday at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver.

Microsoft Beefs Up Web Platform Tools

Developing and managing Web sites may have gotten a little easier with new tools announced by Microsoft this week as part of its MIX09 Web developer conference.

Microsoft Rolls Out New Commerce Server

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of its latest e-commerce server, which integrates with SharePoint services.

Microsoft Releases Silverlight 3 Beta with Key New Features

Microsoft today released the beta of its Silverlight 3 rich interactive media runtime and development environment.

Reactions Mixed over IBM's Possible Sun Acquisition

Reports on Wednesday that IBM is in talks to acquire Sun Microsystems drew mixed views as to what Big Blue would gain from absorbing the struggling supplier of servers, open source software and Java.

Current Web Security Standards Not Enough, Study Finds

A recent report on Web security trends relayed a damning assessment of the IT security landscape that's prompting some to suggest the government should step in to give enterprises and individuals guidance on how to protect themselves.

First Data-Based Security Maturity Model Released

A newly released maturity model could be the first to shed new light on how enterprises are implementing security initiatives in their internal software development efforts.

Cisco Enters Server Market

Cisco Systems Inc., the IT industry’s leading supplier of routers and other networking hardware, is expanding its hardware offerings to include blade servers as part of a comprehensive push into the white-hot world of virtualization.

Hackers Enlist Search Engines for Phishing Attacks

Hackers are increasingly attempting to influence search engines to misdirect users to spurious Web sites.

Microsoft Reveals Strategy for Mobile Developers

In a bid to entice application providers to build and distribute their wares on the recently announced Windows Marketplace for Mobile, Microsoft today revealed plans to offer tooling and guidance on its developer portal.

Adobe Issues Critical PDF Reader Patch

Adobe Systems Inc. had its own Patch Tuesday yesterday when it issued a critical security fix for an Adobe Reader 9 bug that first got broad attention in late February.

Q&A: Microsoft's Nash Explains IE 8's Enterprise Advantages

Mike Nash, Microsoft's corporate vice president for Windows product management, talks about the status of IE 8 RC1.

RC2 of ASP.NET MVC Released

Microsoft this week unexpectedly issued a second release candidate of its ASP.NET Model View Controller, the company's a design pattern for test-driven development of enterprise-scale Web applications.

IT 'Negligent' in Patching Worm Hole, Halbheer Says

As Microsoft's main front man on security, Roger Halbheer has a tall order to fill.

Elop Describes Business Plans at Morgan Stanley Event

Financial analysts attending the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference on Tuesday questioned Stephen Elop, president of Microsoft's Business Division, on Microsoft's various business plans.

NIST Updates DNS Security Guidelines

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is updating its recommendations for meeting the unusual security challenges presented by the domain name system.

Microsoft Replies to Sen. Grassley on Job Cuts

Microsoft responded to queries about its January jobs cuts sent by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.

IDC Revises 2009 IT Spending Forecast Downward Again

Market researchers at IDC, who produce one of the most widely watched forecasts for IT spending, have revised the forecast for 2009 -- and it's "downward ho."

Microsoft Appeases Windows 7 Beta Testers

Microsoft's technical team on Thursday reported progress on improvements to the beta version of Windows 7, assuring testers that the team really cares about user feedback.

U.K. Endorses OpenDocument Format

The United Kingdom is the latest government to express support for the OpenDocument Format standard, which competes with Microsoft's Extensible Markup Language-based format.

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