Software & Systems


Microsoft Releases Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Beta

Microsoft has released a beta of its latest client protection software for enterprises.

SP1 Coming Next Year for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be released "within the first half of calendar year 2011," Microsoft announced this week.



Windows Zero-Day Advisory Issued on USB Drives

Microsoft issued a security advisory Friday about a Windows vulnerability associated with shortcut icons on USB drives.

Automated Workaround for Windows Shell Flaw Released

Microsoft has added an automated means to address a zero-day Windows Shell vulnerability described in a security advisory released late last week.

Nimbus Launches 240 TB-Capacity Flash Storage System

Nimbus Data Systems this week unveiled a solid state flash system for enterprises that can support capacities reaching nearly 250 terabytes within a single file system.

Microsoft Releases Windows Deployment Toolkit Update

Microsoft has released an updated version of its free Windows and Microsoft Office 2010 deployment tool.

SQL Server 2008 SP2 Previewed

Microsoft has released a community technology preview (CTP) of the next service pack for SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Releases SP1 Beta for Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft has launched the beta release of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft Delivers July Security Patch

Microsoft, as expected, released four fixes in its July security update. Three are rated "critical," and one is deemed "important."

Windows 7 Limited on VC-1 Video Codec Use

Microsoft last week acknowledged that the VC-1 video codec has limited performance on multicore systems running Windows 7.