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Startup Readies Cloud-Based Relational Database

As Microsoft prepares to reveal its plans for a more robust offering of its emerging SQL Data Services, an obscure two-person company last week launched its own cloud-based relational database service.

IT 'Negligent' in Patching Worm Hole, Halbheer Says

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

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.

Microsoft Replies to Sen. Grassley on Job Cuts

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

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.

Google To Join EC Complaint Against Microsoft

Google is the latest Web browser maker to join the plaintiff's side in a European Commission (EC) complaint against Microsoft's Internet Explorer distribution practices.

Server Market Takes a Dive in 2008

A new report from IDC, announced on Wednesday, suggested that the global economic malaise has already chipped away at the enterprise IT server market.

Researchers Say Gazelle Browser Offers Better Security

A team consisting of Microsoft Research personnel and university staff members has demonstrated a potentially more secure Web browser called Gazelle.

Visual Studio 2010's New Look Unveiled at VSLive!

In the keynote on Tuesday, Microsoft's Jason Zander showcased advances in the new VS 2010 user interface for the first time to VSLive! attendees.

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).

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."

Letter to Obama: Consider Open Source

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

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.

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