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ISO - IEC Publishes Office Open XML Standard

ISO/IEC on Tuesday published the Office Open XML (OOXML) file format standard, formally known as ISO/IEC 29500:2008.

IE8 Release Candidate Coming on 1Q 2009

Microsoft wants to get technical-community feedback before releasing its latest Web browser next year.

Microsoft Offers Security Dev Lifecycle Solutions

The company has outlined security best practices in tools and models for application developers.

OASIS Forms ODF Interop Committee

Group seeks better interoperability and conformance for office-suite XML document format standard.

PDC: HP Startup Tests Windows Azure Cloud Platform

An online startup company migrated some of its operations into the cloud by using Microsoft Windows Azure services.

Skytap To Demo Cloud Lab at Microsoft's PDC Event

The service lets developers create testing environments on the fly.

Microsoft Unleashes Tool For Web Developers

Web App Installer centralized management of ASP.NET and PHP-based open source Web apps.

Microsoft Promises To Improve UAC in Windows 7

A rethink of the security feature will happen with Microsoft's next OS, expected in late 2009, at earliest.

NSA Posts Secrets to Writing Secure Code

Tokeener case study serves as an example of writing low-defect, highly-reliable code, researchers claim.

11 Fixes Expected for Patch Tuesday

IT admins will see nearly a dozen security fixes on Tuesday, according to Microsoft.

Panelists Praise Vista Performance, Despite the 'Pain'

A Microsoft talk fielded expert opinions on Vista upgrades and how system performance is affected.

SQL Server 2008 Hits High Mark, Minus the Competition

Microsoft's database management system did well on the TPC-E processing test, but the competition doesn't use that benchmark.

Windows 7 Bits To Be Released at PDC'08

A pre-beta of Microsoft's newest operating system will be available in late October at the developer event.

Microsoft To Expand Security Lifecycle Expertise

New Security Development Lifecycle tools and services will be available in November.

Ranorex Studio Automates Testing Tasks

Testing tools vendor Ranorex's new automated application-testing solution supports C#, VB.NET, Python and C++ languages.

The Upside of ALM

Why software development as a repeatable business process may work for you.

Google's Chrome Browser Contains Microsoft Code

The newly launched Web browser uses Microsoft's Windows Template Library, and other open source code.

First Look: IE8 Beta 2 -- Catching Up With Firefox

Internet Explorer's usability has improved with the latest beta version.

Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

The latest beta includes features designed to match user 'flow' while surfing the Web, says the IE8 dev team.

UPDATED: Microsoft Tool Helps Filter SQL Injection Attacks

UrlScan 3.0, a security add-on to Microsoft's IIS Web server, is now available in its Release-to-Web version.

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