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Moonlight 1.0 Ships

Novell has released Moonlight 1.0, a plug-in based on Microsoft's Silverlight 1.0 RIA runtime.

Microsoft Joins Group To Stop Conficker Worm, Offers Reward

Microsoft is putting up $250,000 for information leading to the arrest of the Conficker worm's author.

Bad Economy Good for Cloud Computing, Microsoft Exec Says

Microsoft is rolling out two levels of hosted services in anticipation of demand.

February's Patch Contains 'Critical' IE and Exchange Fixes

Microsoft issued its monthly security patch, addressing four critical fixes and two important ones.

Mozilla Coming After Microsoft in EC Dispute

The foundation overseeing the Firefox browser wants to help the European Commission in its complaint against Microsoft.

Google Licenses Microsoft's ActiveSync

Google has licensed a patent from Microsoft that will allow synchronization of Exchange Server and the popular Gmail service.

Test Code Coverage Tool Adds Complexity and Trends Analysis

NCover Inc. is releasing version 3.0 this week of its flagship code coverage analysis tooling for .NET.

DynaTrace Targets Developers, Testers With Continuous App Management

DynaTrace Software this week upgraded its platform to allow developers to monitor, test and troubleshoot globally distributed SOA-based applications.

Four Security Fixes Planned for Patch Tuesday

Microsoft expects to fix Internet Explorer, SQL Server and Visio in its upcoming February security patch.

Microsoft Plans To Fix UAC Security in Windows 7 RC

Execs said that two security changes will be implemented in the Release Candidate version of the OS.

IT Hiring and Salaries Down, but Not Out

A report predicts that despite layoffs, IT salaries may weather 2009's general economic downturn.

Microsoft Rolls Out Semblio SDK for Education Developers

Microsoft has released Semblio SDK version 1, a new tool for education developers that's designed to aid in the creation of interactive learning materials.

Microsoft Opens Up Web Sandbox

The source code for Microsoft's Web Sandbox is now available under an open license.

EU Dispute May Mean Unbundling Internet Explorer

OEMs may have to provide browser choice when Microsoft Windows is distributed in European Union countries.

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.

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.

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 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.

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