Software & Systems


SQL Server 2008 R2 Hits RTM Release in May

Microsoft Wednesday announced that SQL Server 2008 R2 has achieved release-to-manufacturing status and will be released in May worldwide.

SAS Broadens Free Access to Academic Analytics Tools

Business software maker SAS, whose initial product was conceived in a university, is seeking to expand its footprint in the education market.



Apple Overhauls MacBook Pro Line

Apple has updated its entire line of MacBook Pro notebooks, making Intel Core i5 and Core i7 chips standard for 15- and 17-inch models and beefing up graphics capabilities on all models.

Microsoft Delivers Record April Patch

April marks another historic Patch Tuesday with 11 security bulletins being rolled out this week by Microsoft.

Java Founder Gosling Quits Oracle

The father of Java is leaving the company following the January acquisition of Sun Microsystems. He joins CEO Jonathan Schwartz, Chairman and co-founder Scott McNealy, Director of Web technologies Tim Bray, and open source evangelist Simon Phipps in departing.

Big Microsoft Security Patch Expected Tuesday

Expect a whopper patch next week, as Microsoft is planning to release 11 fixes in its April security update.

Universities Rewrite Business Processes to Streamline Paper Flow

Two institutions--the University of Illinois at Chicago and Texas A&M at Corpus Christi--have gone public with deployments of business process management systems to improve document workflow.

SP1 Arriving This Year for Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft has announced updates to come in Service Pack 1 of Exchange Server 2010, including management and search improvements.

Microsoft Plugin Connects Office to Moodle

Microsoft has released a new plugin that lets Office users connect directly with the open source learning management system Moodle.

What's on the Higher Ed IT Agenda?

Despite budgetary barriers, Campus IT leaders aren't lowing their sights; rather, they're targeting projects that are ambitious, forward-looking, and broad in scope. Campus Technology talked with some of them to get a sense of the kinds of projects they'll be implementing this year.