Software & Systems


Microsoft Issues Out-of-Band Patch for Windows Shortcut Flaw

Microsoft issued a "critical" out-of-band patch Monday for its previously disclosed Windows Shell vulnerability.

Microsoft Releases Platform Preview 4 of IE 9

Microsoft has released the fourth "platform preview" of Internet Explorer 9, the company's next-generation Web browser, complete with a JavaScript engine based on ECMAScript 5.



Google Kills Wave

Google has pulled the plug on Wave, the company's effort to provide a shared online communications hub.

3 Universities Organize with Hyland Document Management

Three university programs have acquired an application from Hyland Software to manage documents and streamline workflow.

Faronics Anti Virus Integrates with Deep Freeze

Faronics has released a new anti-virus application. Faronics Anti-Virus provides anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-rootkit security. The program also provides e-mail protection with native support for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and other e-mail programs.

Microsoft Releases Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Beta

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

New Beta of Microsoft Security Essentials Released

Microsoft has launched the latest beta of its free antivirus software, Microsoft Security Essentials.

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.

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.