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Mainstream Support for Windows Vista Ends

This month marks the passing of a few Windows and Office product lifecycle milestones.

6 Bulletin Items Announced Ahead of April's Microsoft Security Update

Microsoft will release six bulletin items in its April security update, according to the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.

System Center 2012 Released to Volume Licensees

According to a news report, Microsoft's System Center 2012 was released to volume licensing customers yesterday.

Military Dating Site Info Leak by New LulzSec Group

Usernames and passwords of 170,937 subscribers to a military online dating service leaked online Sunday. A group calling itself "LulzSec Reborn" has claimed responsibility.

Report: Office 365 Not Always the Lowest Cost Option

An industry-sponsored report released this month questions whether Microsoft's hosted offerings always represent the lowest cost option vs. other Microsoft-stack approaches.

IE 10 Takes Protected Mode Up a Notch

Windows 8 beta testers who are also looking at IE 10 will eventually run into a new feature, called "enhanced protected mode."

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).