The analysts at Directions on Microsoft highlighted "Windows 8" and "Windows Server 8" roadmap changes from Microsoft's Build event last week.
Microsoft's new extensible virtual switch in Hyper-V 3.0 for Windows Server 8 has already been implemented by 5nine, Broadcom, Cisco, inMon and NEC, among others.
Security Advisory (2607712) got a re-release yesterday from Microsoft after the previously flawed update failed to include all blocked Web certificates from a Dutch certificate firm.
Microsoft last week released a community technology preview version of Windows Management Framework 3.0.
Microsoft provided more details about its upcoming Windows To Go product running Windows 8 at its Build conference on Thursday.
Microsoft described improvements in its next-generation server technology, code-named "Windows Server 8," at its Build conference for developers.
Five "important" security bulletins arrived as scheduled for September's Patch Tuesday; one important fix takes care of a load jacking exploit.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Microsoft kicked off its BUILD conference with a preview of "Windows 8" in its "reimagined" form.
Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 hit the release to manufacturing milestone last week, with a projected wide release date set for sometime in October.
Microsoft said that it's working on a new startup procedure for Windows 8 which it says will lead to 30 to 70 percent faster boot speeds compared to Windows 7.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella said his department's focus is for enterprises to adopt multiple Microsoft technologies that will provide a hybrid public/private cloud solution.
This looks to be a lighter patch month, with no "critical" items making it into in September's Microsoft Security Bulletin.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Microsoft said it took some engineering savvy to include Hyper-V in the upcoming Windows 8 OS.
Microsoft plans to begin serving up a new version of its Windows Intune management service for PCs on Oct. 17.
- By Scott Bekker
The DPM 2012 beta includes a new centralized console and backup and recovery of generic data sources, among others.
Microsoft said that future SQL Server APIs will phase out of OLE DB and back to supporting the Open Database Connectivity protocol.
Microsoft issued a warning on a new worm that uses Remote Desktop Protocol connections from PCs to guess simple login and password information.
As an answer to VMware's licensing changes for vSphere 5, Microsoft has been highlights its more cost-effective cloud marketing message.
Microsoft Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 shipped this week, but it deferred including a fix for an Outlook problem that stalled its earlier RU4 update.
Microsoft released two community technology previews of its Hadoop connectors, one that works with SQL Server and other with SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse.