Tech Briefs


Microsoft issues security advisory on Windows Aero

Microsoft released a security advisory on Tuesday concerning a Windows component involved with desktop graphics display.

Oracle rolls out new MySQL Enterprise release

Oracle announces new release of popular open-source database, MySQL Enterprise.

Study targets Windows 'hooking' in antivirus software

Microsoft has been working with a security firm investigating a fundamental flaw in antivirus software for Windows.

CA unveils new name and cloud products

CA Technologies unveils a new name and new cloud computing products and strategies at CA World 2010 in Las Vegas.

Microsoft writes a big check to settle patent case

Microsoft settled a patent infringement case with a one-time payment, agrees to license patented technology.

2 technologies that can make storage a small matter

Data deduplication can save considerable space on backup servers by eliminating duplicated data. Thin provisioning can optimize disk space on primary storaqe. And both can save you money.

Microsoft Office Web Apps tied to SharePoint 2010

Microsoft on Friday provided a few more details about its forthcoming Office Web Apps.

Office 2010 upgrade deal expiring in July

Through June, Microsoft is offering a 50 percent discount to "open value subscription" customers upgrading to Office 2010.

Top IT security concerns voiced in survey

Network breaches represent the foremost nightmare scenario for IT pros, according to a new industry report by Amplitude Research, which recorded the responses of 353 network or systems administrators.

StarTech sends in the clones

StarTech's SATDOCK22R functions as both hard-drive docking station and duplicator

Office 2010 will have SharePoint hooks, analyst says

Microsoft plans to make a splash by announcing new 2010 products on Wednesday, but IT organizations should check the fine print.

How the Army ensures the reliability of its troop-tracking system

The Blue Force Tracking system uses a global network to deliver command and control and situational awareness to the soldier in the field, and the Army has turned to NitroSecurity for security management.

Microsoft considering legal options after i4i patent validated

Microsoft has been dealt another blow in its ongoing patent infringement suit with i4i.

Panasonic launches Toughbook 31

Panasonic unveils the Toughbook 31 from onboard the U.S.S. Intrepid.

Tax evaders beware: NY state has an app for that

A 10-year collaboration between IBM and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has produced analytical tools to help with auditing returns and collecting delinquent taxes.