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Microsoft To Open Up .NET Micro Framework

Microsoft has restructured its .NET Micro Framework (MF) team and plans to eventually open up the .NET MF source code for community development.

Tuesday's Patch Will Target PowerPoint Security

Microsoft plans to roll out only one "critical" patch on Tuesday, affecting PowerPoint, for its May security update.

Middleware Market Hits the Brakes in 2009

The middleware software market has entered the slow lane in 2009, according to a Gartner report announced on Wednesday.

Windows 7 RC Remote Server Tools Available

IT pros can now get a package of remote server management tools that work with the new Windows 7 release candidate, which Microsoft released to the public on Tuesday.

Adobe's Reader Fix: Disable JavaScript, For Now

How Adobe is handling critical vulnerability discovered in its Reader software gets mixed reaction from IT security experts.

Rumor: Windows 7 Release in October

The general release date for Windows 7 on new PCs could be as early as this October, according to an Acer executive.

Windows 7 RC Released to Microsoft's Subscribers

The release candidate (RC) of Windows 7, Microsoft's newest operating system, can be downloaded today by Microsoft TechNet and MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) subscribers.

Reporter's Notebook: Cloud Security a Key Focus at RSA

Concerns about the security implications of evolving cloud computing technologies dominated last week's annual RSA Conference.

Windows 7 RC Dates Disclosed; 'XP Mode' Unveiled

Microsoft provided a couple of Windows 7 tidbits on Friday, confirming the availability of Windows 7 release candidate (RC) and describing a forthcoming virtualization capability in the new operating system.

RSA: Hackers Shifting Focus to App Software

Writing more secure software is not a simple task, but it can and should be done for applications, experts say.

RSA: Security Lags as Virtualization Picks Up

At a time when everyone is watching the bottom line, there is an increasingly strong impetus to virtualize IT environments.

Botnet Discovered on Thousands of Government Computers

Researchers from Finjan Software Inc. announced at the RSA Security conference the discovery of a new botnet on nearly 2 million infected computers -- many of them in U.S. government networks.

RSA: Users, Not Technology, Are Security's 'Weak Link'

There are a wealth of commercial tools available to help secure networks, but getting them to share information so that administrators have more than a piecemeal picture of their systems can be a challenge.

Oracle's Sun Acquisition Spells Uncertainty for Java, Database Developers

Oracle's agreement to acquire Sun will reshape the landscape of tools and platforms for Java and database developers, but it also means a change in emphasis -- or even the demise -- of some key tools, development platforms and databases.

2008: The Year of the Insecure Web Browser

Web browsers offered soft and interesting targets for hackers in 2008, who took advantage of them to attack the increasingly rich Web experience, said security expert Jeremiah Grossman.

VMware Unveils vSphere

Virtualization leader VMware sees a cloudy future for the datacenter. To that end, today the company announced vSphere 4, the next generation of what was formerly called VMware Infrastructure.

Sun To Be Acquired by Oracle

Oracle today said it has agreed to acquire Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of cash and debt.

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.

VMware To Announce Cloud Computing Vision Tuesday

On April 21, VMware will take the wraps off of vSphere, the next generation of its infrastructure suite currently known as VMware Infrastructure.

Exchange Server 2010 Beta Now Available

Microsoft released a public beta version of Exchange Server 2010, the company's newest e-mail server, which is being rolled out a part of the company's renewed focus on the unified communications market.

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