Tech Briefs


NY turns $10 million investment into $1 billion in savings

The N.Y. State Department of Taxation and Finance is enjoying big savings as a result of its work with IBM in creating tools to help automate audit and collection.

Two critical Windows fixes coming Tuesday

Microsoft expects to deliver just two critical fixes in its May security update, arriving this Tuesday.

Microsoft releases IE 9 preview 2

Microsoft released the second platform preview of Internet Explorer 9 for review by testers.

Iomega unveils rackmount storage for workgroups

Iomega’s new network storage array, the StorCenter ix12-300r, is designed for workgroups and virtualized environments.

Messageware now available on NASA SEWP

Messageware tools for customizing Microsoft Outlook Web Access are available for federal agencies through the NASA SEWP program.

Adobe releases Creative Suite 5, designed for mobile screens

Adobe releases Version 5 of Creative Suite design software, looking toward upcoming release of Flash Player 10.1

Platform for Cobol, Java integration gets upgrade, adds Eclipse support

Veryant's isCobol 2010 adds support for Eclipse Galileo, among other changes.

Microsoft unveils social media directory for government

Gov2Social is geared to help state and local governments connect with each other to navigate the social media environment.

New Type 5 JDBC driver aimed at data-driven Java apps

Progress Software has launched a new Type 5 JDBC driver, which the company is billing as an industry first.

VMware, Salesforce partner to build Java dev platform in the cloud

VMware and Salesforce.com have joined forces to build VMforce, a platform for building and running Java applications in the cloud.

Developers rank Microsoft .NET ahead of Google and other frameworks

Evans Data conducted a global survey of 425 developers earlier this month to find out their overall satisfaction with software frameworks and Web platforms.

IE 8 XSS vulnerability to get fixed in June

Microsoft is preparing a security update in June for the IE XSS filter in Internet Explorer 8.

Microsoft reissues Windows 2000 Server security fix

Microsoft today released an updated critical fix for Windows Media Services on Windows 2000 Server.

Microsoft set to release ADFS 2.0

Upcoming federated ID management technology promises to improve authentication across both server and cloud.

General Dynamics debuts rugged Tadpole notebook

General Dynamics introduces a rugged notebook PC for feds, military users and first responders.