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Windows 8 Beta: How To Test It on Windows Home Server

Microsoft offered some tips about connecting the Windows 8 "customer preview" beta with Windows Home Server.

SQL Server 2012 Pricing Takes Shape

SQL Server licensing will undergo some adjustments as version 2012 is released in April.

Report Finds Almost All Attacks Could Have Been Prevented

Verizon found that 97 percent of breaches it studied could have been avoided by "simple and intermediate controls," according to a security report released today.

MAP Toolkit Update Checks SQL Server 2012 Readiness

Microsoft released its latest network administrator toolkit for assessing Windows environments.

OpenNebula Released Drivers Supporting Hyper-V

The OpenNebula project released drivers that add support for Microsoft's hypervisor technology.

Microsoft Reduces Office 365 Pricing

Microsoft slashed the prices of many of its Office 365 service plans by about 20 percent.



Microsoft's March Security Update Arrives With One 'Critical' Item

Today's release of Microsoft security update features six bulletins, with one labeled as "critical," four "important" and one "moderate."

Microsoft's Releases Beta of Script Explorer for PowerShell

A new beta-test search tool for PowerShell users that's designed to find code across local and online repositories was released by Microsoft on Monday.

Chrome Finally Falls in Pwn2Own Contest

This year's CanSecWest security conference's Pwn2Own contest saw Google's Chrome Web browser fall to multiple exploits on Wednesday.

Execs Warn of Government Regulation in Cybersecurity

Government regulation could hamper efforts to get ahead of innovative bad guys, argued a panel of network executive in a Congressional hearing this week.

6 Fixes Prepped for Microsoft's March Security Update

According to the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification. Microsoft's monthly security update will feature one bulletin item "critical," four "important" and one moderate.

PowerShell's Presence in Windows Server 8

Microsoft shared some information this week on the relationship between Windows Server 8 and PowerShell.

Preview of Windows Embedded Standard 8 Now Available

A community test preview (CTP) release of Windows Embedded Standard 8 is now available to download, according to a Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 Hits RTM

Microsoft's upcoming SQL Server version has now been approved for release-to-manufacturing (RTM).

Windows Server 8 Beta Arrives With Multiple Enhancements

Improvements include GUI and PowerShell enhancements, virtual machine memory boosts, security and self-updating cluster option improvements.

Microsoft, Good Technology Work on Encrypted E-Mail for Windows Phones

Microsoft announced a partnership with Good Technology to bring encrypted e-mail services to Windows Phone 7.5.

Microsoft Beta Tests 'Fix it Center Pro' Service

Microsoft unveiled a beta test version of a new service for IT professionals to scan Windows systems for problems.

Microsoft Outlook Troubleshooting Tools Now Available

Microsoft released two free tools to help IT pros troubleshoot Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients.

Microsoft Developing Office 15 Touch Enhancements

Microsoft is working on touch interface capabilities that can be used with Office 15 on devices that may not have Windows 8's touch features.

Windows 8 Preview, Visual Studio 11 Beta Set for February 29

Microsoft said it will simultaneously release the Windows 8 Consumer Preview along with the Visual Studio 11 and NET Framework 4.5 betas on Feb. 29.