Quality Assurance & Testing

Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

The latest beta includes features designed to match user 'flow' while surfing the Web, says the IE8 dev team.

UPDATED: Microsoft Tool Helps Filter SQL Injection Attacks

UrlScan 3.0, a security add-on to Microsoft's IIS Web server, is now available in its Release-to-Web version.

Microsoft-Novell Linux Deal To Grow by $100M

Microsoft plans to invest further in its Novell SuSE Linux interop deal.

Coverity Offers Java Code Readiness Service

The new tool is designed to help managers assess code quality before it's shipped.

Q&A: Dev Options in UNA's Collaborative IDE

N-BRAIN's exec talks about the integration of mixins and plug-ins in the company's new collaborative development tool.

Linux Application Checker Brings Distro Help

The Linux Foundation released Beta 3 of a utility that helps ensure applications will work across multiple Linux flavors.

iTKO Enhances SOA Test Solution With LISA 4.5

The solution is designed to simulate architectural dependencies and test SOA components.

VMware Unveils ThinApp 4.0 for Application Virtualization

'Agentless' offering comes thanks to VMware's acquisition of Thinstall earlier this year.

UPDATE: Gates and Ballmer To Demo Windows 7

Microsoft's newest operating system, scheduled to appear sometime in 2010, will get an early preview at the All Things Digital event.

Microsoft's High Performance Computing Server 2008 Beta 2 Debuts

Microsoft has released its second beta for testers after fixing some bugs.

Some XP SP3 Users Hit by Endless Reboot Problem

Microsoft is investigating the matter, but the bug seems to derive from bad installs by OEMs on AMD-based computers.

CTP2 of Windows PowerShell V2 Released

Microsoft issued the second community technology preview of its scripting and management tool for servers using Windows operating systems.

Borland Finally Finds A Buyer For CodeGear

Borland agrees to sell its CodeGear unit for $23 million to Embarcadero Technologies.

UPDATE: XP SP3 Available Via Windows Update

TechNet and MSDN subscribers now have access to the "slipstream build," but Microsoft also released XP SP3 generally via Windows Update.

In Search of Trust

Microsoft's end-to-end trust initiative is long on vision, but short on developer details.

Strangeloop Device Addresses Web App Performance Pains

New hardware appliance is designed to help accelerate the performance of Web services.

HP Boosts SOA Management Offerings

New capabilities added to HP's SOA software.

Glitch Postpones Windows XP SP3 Availability

The availability of new service pack for the Windows XP operating system has been postponed until Microsoft fixes an application compatibility problem.

Web Developers Left Holding the Bag on SQL Injection Attacks

Poor security practices are to blame, Microsoft says.

First Look: Ubuntu 8.04 'Hardy Heron'

Latest release includes a test utility that helps Microsoft Windows users try out the Linux-based operating system.

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