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Q&A: How BeyondTrust Addresses Windows Security

Earlier this month, BeyondTrust released a report on security threats to IT shops running Microsoft software.

Judge Denies Class Action Status in Vista Capable Suit

Microsoft got a favorable court ruling on Wednesday in an ongoing lawsuit against its past Vista Capable marketing practices.

Bad Economy Good for Cloud Computing, Microsoft Exec Says

A weakened economy will serve as a catalyst to push enterprises from on-premise computing to accessing services over the Internet cloud, according to Microsoft exec Doug Hauser, who delivered an address on Wednesday at the Thomas Weisel 2009 Technology and Telecom Conference.

Microprocessor 4Q Decline Slowed by Atom, Report Says

Worldwide shipments of PC microprocessors plummeted in the fourth quarter of 2008 (4Q08), according to a report announced on Wednesday by the International Data Group (IDC).

Letter to Obama: Consider Open Source

The Collaborative Software Initiative (CSI) today posted an open letter to President Barack Obama on open source software.

February's Patch Contains 'Critical' IE and Exchange Fixes

Redmond's February slate of security bulletins includes four patches -- two deemed "critical" and two "important."

Mozilla Coming After Microsoft in EC Dispute

Microsoft's antitrust past has come back to haunt it, yet again.

Top MySQL Officials Leave Sun

After months of mounting dissatisfaction with the way Sun Microsystems was evolving the MySQL database, the founders of the popular open source vendor have decided to move on.

Four Security Fixes Planned for Patch Tuesday

Microsoft plans to rollout four security bulletins for this month's patch cycle on Tuesday, with two "critical" items and two "important" patches on the slate.

Channel Gets a Crack at Windows 7

Microsoft has begun aggressively reaching out to the channel to prepare for the release of Windows 7.

Retire Your Data Center

Visual Studio 2008, ASP.NET, and the Azure Services Platform combine to simplify local development of data-intensive Web apps and automate their deployment in Microsoft data centers. The result: You get maximized availability and reliability with almost limitless on-demand scalability, while you pay only for resources consumed.

Windows 7 Waits on Partner Readiness, Sinofsky Says

Users testing Microsoft's Windows 7 Beta have been asking Microsoft when it will release the final product, but Microsoft isn't saying right now, according to a Windows 7 team blog posted on Friday.

EU Dispute May Mean Unbundling Internet Explorer

A dispute with the European Union might change how Microsoft distributes its software in the region.

VMware's Revenue Rises 42 Percent in 2008

One bright spot in the IT economy appears to be virtualization, with leading provider VMware today announcing that its yearly revenue rose 42 percent in 2008 to $1.9 billion. Fourth quarter revenues were a "solid" $515 million -- up 25 percent over last year.

Monster.com Gets Hacked Again, Data Stolen

For the second time in as many weeks, after a breach at Heartland Payment Systems, a company storing a large volume of personal data has been hit by a major theft.

Microsoft Releases RC1 of ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft today made available Release Candidate 1 of its ASP.NET Model View Controller, a design pattern for test-driven development of enterprise-scale Web applications.

Microsoft Shutters PerformancePoint Server

Microsoft will discontinue its PerformancePoint business intelligence product and will merge its function into SharePoint Server, the company said late last week.

Report Sees Cloud Trend for OSS Developers

A survey of more than 300 open source software (OSS) developers found that many plan to distribute their solutions as services over the Internet cloud.

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's Workforce May See Pink in Their Future

Pink slips at the world's largest software provider may become a reality soon, according to several reports published this week, citing unnamed sources.

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