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Oracle Releases Critical Updates

Oracle databases 9i through 11g, Oracle Application Server, Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise CRM among products patched.

Q&A: Fausto Ibarra Takes SQL Server Reins

New director of product management talks up database and hints at future technologies.

Sentrigo Offers Help for Database Patching Woes

Security layer product is designed to help database administrators when databases go unpatched.

Microsoft Says SQL Server 2008 To Ship This Quarter

Redmond divulges tidbits of SQL Server 2008 release information at this week's Worldwide Partner Conference.

Greene Out at VMware

In a move that sent shock waves across the virtualization market, VMware's board of directors announced that Diane Greene, the company's co-founder, president and CEO, will be replaced by Paul Maritz, a 14-year veteran of Microsoft and head of EMC's Cloud Division.

ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta Testers Stage No-Confidence Vote

Hundreds of dissatisfied testers of Microsoft's ADO.NET Entity Framework V1, which is still in beta, are staging a protest against the software giant by expressing what they call a "vote of no confidence" in the technology.

Majority of Data Breaches Go Unnoticed, Study Finds

Verizon Business reports that more than half of the data breaches on enterprise systems go undetected and are caused by general negligence and lax security.

Microsoft Starts Global Rollout of Retail Consumer Web Sites

Microsoft Corp. is now selling its wares directly to consumers.

MySQL Gives .NET High Five

There was a lot of head scratching at this year's MySQL Conference and Expo when Microsoft was singled out for its contributions to open source development.

Will SQL Server 2008 Slip Again?

Microsoft's announcement that it will release SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) this summer raises the question: What's the status of SQL Server 2008?

Alliance Weighs In on Microsoft Interoperability

As reported last week, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta), a group that advises the British government on education technology issues, referred a complaint to the European Commission about the impact of Microsoft's interoperability issues in education.

Microsoft Releases 3 Critical Patches

On Tuesday, Redmond rolled out four patches for the month of May as expected, with three deemed "Critical" and one "Moderate."

Microsoft Sets Sights on Data Mining Dominance

Redmond hopes to challenge SAS Institute and SPSS for data mining and predictive analytic bragging rights.

Report: Microsoft Meeting with Time Warner Regarding AOL

Just two days after walking away from its $49.6 billion bid for Yahoo, the Times Online U.K. is reporting that Microsoft is meeting with Time Warner executives regarding a possible bid for America Online -- the very company Yahoo turned to in a possible attempt to stave off the takeover bid from Redmond.

In Search of Trust

Microsoft's end-to-end trust initiative is long on vision, but short on developer details.