Software & Systems


Microsoft Releases Record 15 Security Patches for August

Microsoft rolled out 14 fixes in its August security update Tuesday, bringing the total for the month to 15.

Microsoft Lays Out Its 'Open Cloud' Vision

Microsoft used the occasion of a recent open source conference to advance its vision of an open cloud by breaking it down into four basic principles.



Cal State Adds BI to Cross-Institutional Data Warehouse Project

The California State University system recently deployed Oracle's Business Intelligence (BI) Enterprise Edition on three of its 23 campuses as part of an ambitious cross-institutional project called the "Common Financial System Reporting and Data Warehouse."

Microsoft Releases Platform Preview 4 of IE 9

Microsoft has released the fourth "platform preview" of Internet Explorer 9, the company's next-generation Web browser, complete with a JavaScript engine based on ECMAScript 5.

Microsoft Issues Out-of-Band Patch for Windows Shortcut Flaw

Microsoft issued a "critical" out-of-band patch Monday for its previously disclosed Windows Shell vulnerability.

Google Kills Wave

Google has pulled the plug on Wave, the company's effort to provide a shared online communications hub.

3 Universities Organize with Hyland Document Management

Three university programs have acquired an application from Hyland Software to manage documents and streamline workflow.

Faronics Anti Virus Integrates with Deep Freeze

Faronics has released a new anti-virus application. Faronics Anti-Virus provides anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-rootkit security. The program also provides e-mail protection with native support for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and other e-mail programs.

New Beta of Microsoft Security Essentials Released

Microsoft has launched the latest beta of its free antivirus software, Microsoft Security Essentials.