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OOXML Reaffirmed, ISO/IEC Reject Appeals

Ruling paves the way for Microsoft's Office Open XML-based spec to be released as an international document format standard.

The New .NET Identity Class

Simplifying identity with Microsoft's 'Zermatt' class libraries.

Intel Releases Interface for USB 3.0

The company's Extensible Host Controller Interface spec will be used to develop future USB 3.0 products, boosting data transfer rates between devices.

Windows 7 Gets a Blog

Microsoft plans to disclose details about its under-wraps operating system through a new public blog.

SQL Injection Attacks on the Rise

MessageLabs reports that the number of SQL injection attacks spiked sharply last month.

WSUS Blocking: A Real Problem, Microsoft Says

Microsoft issued a fix yesterday via Microsoft Update for a patch blocking problem that affected System Center users.

Microsoft's August Patch Brings 11 Security Fixes

Remote code execution and information disclosure risk are the main problems addressed with this patch cycle.

Microsoft Virtualization Launch Planned for Fall 2008

Microsoft execs plan to talk about the company's virtualization products on Sept. 8 in Bellevue, Wash.

Oracle Launches WebLogic Server 10g 3

Revamped BEA software will be key part of company's SOA, BPM and WebCenter suites.

Microsoft Ships Visual Studio 2008 and .NET SP1

More than just bug fixes, service promises to improve developer productivity.

Report Finds Dip in Microsoft's Browser Share

Use of Microsoft Internet Explorer decreased by seven percent over the year, and Vista adoption remained "slow," a report found.

Seven Critical Fixes Expected on Tuesday

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday security rollout next week will be expected to have 12 total fixes, with seven deemed "critical."

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 to Manufacturing, IT Pros

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 to manufacturing (RTM) and, as an evaluation edition, to subscribers of its Microsoft Development Network and TechNet services

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 to Manufacturing, IT Pros

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 to manufacturing and, as an evaluation edition, to subscribers of its Microsoft Development Network and TechNet services

Open Source: A 'Growing Challenge' to Microsoft

Microsoft's 10-K SEC report described open source software as a competitive threat to its licensed software model.

IBM To Team With Linux Vendors on 'Microsoft-Free' PCs

Red Hat, Novell and Canonical have joined forces with IBM on a plan to supply PC vendors with Linux-based software bundles.

Security Woes Up, as PHP and OSS Make the List

A study finds most software vulnerabilities are reported by IBM, Microsoft and Apple, and Web apps are a leading point of attack.

Silverlight 2: Olympic Trial

If Silverlight 2 wins the gold in Beijing, will it be ready to light up your rich Internet apps?

Does Microsoft Have an Open Source Heart?

A Microsoft exec describes the company's open source outreach efforts, which is starting to gain a pulse.

Microsoft Mum After Midori OS Plan Leaked

The operating system is being developed in stealth mode, but some describe it as a new "non-Windows" OS.

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