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January's Patch Addresses Bug in Server Message Block

Microsoft's January security update contains one patch to stave off potential remote code execution attacks.

FileMaker Database Gains New UI, Support for SQL Server 2008

Database software vendor FileMaker Inc. released a new version of its namesake product at this week's Macworld Expo.

Enterprise Data Breaches on the Rise, Report Finds

Organizations need a commitment to security and better implementation of security tools, experts say.

SQL Injection Hits Amid the Holidays

Redmond continues to investigate a new zero-day bug affecting popular database application SQL Server.

Microsoft Delivers SQL Server 2005 SP3

Microsoft ratcheted up its product support for SQL Server 2005 by releasing Service Pack 3 (SP3) on Monday, along with SP3 Cumulative Update 1.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server Security Tools

Microsoft released a beta version of its Code Analysis Tool and Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library for developers.

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.

Intel Exec Thanked Ballmer for Vista Capable Help

Court documents may contain a "smoking gun" reference to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's participation in a crucial decision to downgrade capabilities needed to gain Windows Vista Capable certification in new PCs.

WinHEC: Windows Server 2008 R2 Pushes Processor Limits

The latest Windows Server technology from Microsoft expands logical processor support for mission-critical enterprise computing.

Cloud Computing Prompts New IT Planning

Microsoft's announcement last week that it will offer a new software development platform for cloud computing added new energy to the debate over how and when organizations might begin turning to the technology.

PDC: Microsoft Previews Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft on Tuesday showed off a pre-beta version of Windows Server 2008 R2 at its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.

PDC: Microsoft's Cloud-Based SQL Services Redefined

Microsoft is evolving its strategy for relational data services in the cloud.

PDC: Microsoft Outlines Windows 7, Slew of New Dev Technologies

Microsoft today articulated how it will bridge PCs and mobile devices with an extraordinary blitz of announcements that included the first demonstration of Windows 7, its Live Framework, a bevy of new offerings for developers including WPF support for Visual Studio, and the first preview of Office 14.

Fortinet Helps DBAs Sniff Out DB Exploits

New security appliance gives DBAs a leg up on flaws and vulnerabilities lurking in corporate database management systems.

Microsoft Outlines Next-Generation Databases

Microsoft kicked off its BI Conference this week in Seattle with news that it's planning to enhance the BI capabilities in the next version of SQL Server database.

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