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Testing Begins for Vista SP2 Release Candidate, Reports Say

Microsoft is giving private testers access to a near final build of Service Pack 2 for Vista and Windows Server 2008.

Feds Slog Through Windows 7 Documentation

Microsoft's newest OS has added to the U.S. Department of Justice's compliance testing burden.

Microsoft Releases RC1 of ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft today made available RC1 of its ASP.NET Model View Controller, a design pattern for test-driven development of enterprise-scale Web applications.

Windows Mobile Development Slowed in Second Half of 2008

The iPhone and Google's Android mobile platforms are cutting into the market for devices based on Windows Mobile.

Windows 7 Beta Availability Extended to Feb. 9

Microsoft is giving the general public more time to get and test its latest operating system.

RC1 of Internet Explorer 8 Available

Web developers can get their hands on a near final version of Microsoft's browser to test site compatibility.

Microsoft Battles Worm, Rebuts CERT Claim

Redmond tells security group how to disable AutoRun in Windows.

Microsoft Rolls Out Web Platform Installer 1.0

A tool to help add Microsoft solutions for Web application development is publicly available.

Report Sees Cloud Trend for OSS Developers

Many open source software developers seem to be choosing the Internet cloud as a point of distribution.

Microsoft Quietly Updates Live Mesh

Microsoft updated its file synchronization platform for Windows Live, fixing some bugs in the beta.

Microsoft Updates Windows Cloud Tooling

Microsoft released the second community technology previews of its Software Development Kit and Visual Studio extensions for the new Windows Azure cloud services platform.

EU To Consider Internet Explorer Antitrust Action

Microsoft's practice of bundling its browser with Windows has gained the scrutiny of a European regulatory body.

Conficker Worm Still Wreaking Havoc on Windows Systems

Microsoft advises applying a patch issued in October.

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.

Half of Developers Report Hosted Software Projects

New global research forecasts a swift rise in development plans for Software as a Service applications in the next 12 months.

Microsoft Releases CTP of VS Extensions for SharePoint

Developers using the Visual Studio 2008 IDE have some additional tools to deploy SharePoint projects.

Microsoft Extends Free Windows 7 Beta to Jan. 24

A free trial of Microsoft's newest operating system has been extended.

Microsoft Releases Beta of Windows Server 2008 R2

A public beta of Microsoft's latest Windows Server solution was released this month.

UPDATE: Windows 7 Beta: Don't Panic Getting It

Microsoft is providing lots of resources for those trying out its newest operating system, but access to the free public beta is slightly delayed.

CES 2009: Will Netbooks Change App Development?

The next generation of the hottest growth segment in laptops, netbooks, is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas.