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Microsoft Exec Lays Out Enterprise Strategy at Barclays Event

Bob Kelly described Microsoft's pursuit of a "$400 billion plus" server and tools market.

December's Patch Arrives, Addressing 28 Security Bugs

Microsoft found vulnerabilities galore to fix in its final scheduled security patch for the year.

Microsoft Releases First BizTalk 2009 Server Beta

Microsoft on Monday released the public beta of BizTalk Server 2009 along with modules aimed at simplifying RFID deployments.

New CodePlex Release Helps Create Blog Portals

Microsoft on Friday released free open source code that can be used by Web developers to build online blogs.

Code To Create Blog Sites Released at CodePlex

The free open source code helps create online blog portals using built-in content management features.

Gartner: Enterprises Are Getting More 'SaaS-y'

The survey found that most of its respondents have some plans for SaaS.

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.

Mainsoft Jazzes Up Collaboration

Beta for Document Collaboration for Rational Jazz, SharePoint Edition

Unpatched Systems at Risk From Worm, Microsoft Says

A worm that exploits remote procedure call technology has been showing up on unpatched Windows-based networks.

Microsoft Releases Free Chart Controls

Visual Studio 2008 users can add graphs and charts to applications using this software package.

Web PI Gains XP, Windows 2003 Support

Microsoft added additional support for its own products with new Web Platform Installer.

Researchers Find Vista Kernel Memory Security Bug

The problem seems to be a proof-of-concept exploit that has not affected Microsoft's customers.

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.

ISO/IEC Publishes Office Open XML Standard

The international standard for document formats, based on Microsoft's OOXML, has been released.

IE8 Release Candidate Coming on 1Q 2009

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

'IP Peace of Mind' Year 2 for Microsoft-Novell

Microsoft and Novell marked the two-year anniversary of their controversial Linux patent agreement.

Microsoft Demos New SQL Server Features at PASS

Microsoft has previewed the ability to centrally manage applications and resources in the planned upgrade of SQL Server, code-named "Kilimanjaro."

Microsoft Sues To Protect Visual Studio Users

Redmond is contesting claims made by WebXchange after it sued three companies over alleged patent violations.