Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) News & Articles


Google Addressing Web App Security With 'Native Client'

The search giant is testing the secure execution of Web code natively on x86-based machines.

Multicore Chips Hitting 'Memory Wall,' Report Says

A study by Sandia Labs described limitations to current multicore processing speeds.

First Look: Fedora 10 OS

This release features good functionality plus a pleasant user interface.

Heavy Patch Tuesday Expected Next Week

Microsoft is projecting eight fixes for its December security patch arriving on Tuesday.

Windows 7 Beta Available in January 2009

Microsoft will release Beta 1 of its latest operating system next month.

SP2 Beta Available for Vista and Windows Server 2008

Microsoft is broadening access to its Service Pack 2 beta for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

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.

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