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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.

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.

SQL Injection Hits Amid the Holidays

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

Will SOA Fly in 2009?

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

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.

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.

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