Software & Systems


Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RC Out

Release candidate versions of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 have been released and can now be downloaded.

Software Security Report Hones In on Botnets

Microsoft has released Volume 9 of its "Security Intelligence Report," drawing on data gathered from three Microsoft security efforts to identify and catalog data threats from the first half of 2010.



SCCM 2007 R3 Adds Centralized Power Management

Microsoft has released an update to System Center Configuration Manager 2007, one that brings with it new power management and policy creation tools, along with an increase in the number of supported clients.

Pano Logic Updates Desktop Virtualization Tech with Microsoft Hyper-V Support

A company that has developed technology for desktop virtualization has released a new version of its product with expanded hypervisor support. Pano Logic's Pano System 3.5 adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V along with VMware.

Acrobat X Pro Gains E-Portfolio Wizard, SharePoint Integration

Adobe has introduced Acrobat X Pro, the latest version of the company's document creation, portfolio, and collaboration tool for Mac OS X and Windows.

Catch the Next Virtualization Wave: Network Security

As part of their virtualized infrastructure strategy, network security and IT virtualization teams at Bryant University have implemented a Network Access Control (NAC) virtualization deployment with VMware.

Avenda Adds Non-802.1x Agents to NAC Appliance Software

Avenda Systems will shortly be rolling out enhancements to eTIPS, its network access control appliance. Expected in early November 2010, the updates include OnGuard, a set of network access agents, and enhanced features in the company's guest management application.

New Aruba OS Addresses High-Density WiFi

Aruba Networks has released a new operating system for its 802.11n wireless controllers and access points. ArubaOS 6.0 is designed to improve over-the-air reliability and security for campus customers that need to manage high-density wireless usage environments. The company has also developed user guides for deploying WiFi in high-density settings and managing Apple iPads.

Microsoft Releases Patch for ASP.NET Flaw

Microsoft released an "important" patch to address an information disclosure security vulnerability associated with ASP.NET systems.

Microsoft Releases BizTalk Server 2010 to Manufacturers

Microsoft has released BizTalk Server 2010 to its hardware manufacturing partners, which means that products will ship to customers soon.