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JavaFX Faces off Against Adobe, Microsoft

Sun Microsystems joins Microsoft and Adobe in the RIA race with the launch of its JavaFX runtime, platform and development tools.

UPDATE: SQL Server Tools CTP To Begin in January

The trial will test management tools to be used with a future business intelligence implementation of Microsoft SQL Server.

Microsoft Offers IE Security Workaround, But No Fix

A "critical" security hole in Internet Explorer will not be fixed until sometime in 2009.

UPDATE: DataDirect Releases ADO.NET Drivers

Company releases its latest custom database APIs to optimize .NET applications.

IE8: 'Safe' but Scorned in Bug Battle Contest

A security contest found more bugs in Google Chrome and Firefox than in Microsoft's IE8 browser.

Google Addressing Web App Security With 'Native Client'

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

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.

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