Software & Systems

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.

Researchers Report Windows Flaws Bypassing Microsoft

Researchers last week described some issues that possibly affect the security of Windows systems and their components.

Microsoft Releases Exchange 2007 SP3

Microsoft this week released Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3, which lets IT pros run the mail server on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Effective BI on the Cheap

Ohio's Miami University is using software it already had on hand as part of a successful business intelligence program, one that's designed to help boost enrollment and contain costs.