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Ballmer Makes It Official: Windows 7 Beta Available

Microsoft last night officially released the first beta of its Windows 7 to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. The beta will be open to all testers tomorrow.

Microsoft Releases IE8 Blocking Tool

Those organizations not yet ready for Internet Explorer 8 can defer automatic updates via this Microsoft tool.

UPDATE: Borland Sheds Staff, Faces Challenges

Application lifecycle management tools maker Borland Software CEO Tod Nielsen has left the company to join VMware as chief operating officer.

TEST DRIVE: Windows 7 Beta 1, Build 7000

A hand-on preview of Windows 7 Beta 1.

UPDATE: Microsoft May Offer Free Windows 7 Upgrades to Consumers

New PC buyers may be able to get a free OS upgrade from Windows Vista, if a leaked memo proves true.

Windows 7 Leaked

Beta 1 of Microsoft's latest operating system is apparently available on the Web.

Will SOA Fly in 2009?

Despite progress by Microsoft, the economy could put projects lacking quick ROI at risk.

SQL Injection Hits Amid the Holidays

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

Microsoft Opens Its ODF Documentation for Office 2007 SP2

Developers can now access technical materials describing how Microsoft implements ODF in Office 2007 SP2.

New CA Modeling Tool Supports WCF

The Plex 6.1 model-driven dev tool now includes additional Microsoft .NET functionality.

Off-Cycle Internet Explorer Security Update Released

Microsoft reacted quickly to a vulnerability in Internet Explorer by issuing an out-of-cycle fix.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server Security Tools

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

Microsoft Exec Urges IE8 Readiness

The head of Microsoft's Internet Explorer team described how developers can prepare for IE8's general release.

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.

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.