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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.

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.

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