Software & Systems


Microsoft Reissues Windows 2000 Server Security Fix

Microsoft this week released an updated critical fix for Windows Media Services on Windows 2000 Server.

IE 8 XSS Vulnerability To Get Fixed in June

Microsoft is preparing a security update in June for the IE XSS filter in Internet Explorer 8. The update will address a flaw in IE 8 that could enable cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks by hackers.



Microsoft Security Report Points Fingers at ISVs

The overall number of Windows security holes has declined in the last year by 8.4 percent to about 2,500 vulnerabilities, according to a new Microsoft report.

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.