Tech Briefs


Microsoft targets botnets in software security report

Microsoft released Volume 9 of its "Security Intelligence Report," which includes a section specifically honing in on the botnet problem.

Marathon looks to broaden fault tolerant computing

Marathon Technologies rolled out everRunMX software aimed at broadening the availability of fault tolerant computing.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 released

Microsoft released its newest product update to System Center Configuration Manager 2007, which includes a handful of new features in its third version.

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0 beta released

Microsoft on Tuesday released a new beta test version of its desktop virtualization solution for organizations.

Microsoft delivers record-breaking October patch

Microsoft broke its own patch delivery record again with the release of its October security update.

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7

Global rollout includes nine new phones to be available in 30 countries.

IE dips below 50 percent worldwide, according to StatCounter

Internet Explorer use dropped to 49.4 percent in October, according to Web analytics company StatCounter in a chart for this month.

Ballmer talks up the cloud in European tour

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer went to Europe this week to help sell the Internet cloud, a key Microsoft business area.

The value of access control is easy to demonstrate

Conduct due diligence and know each product's strengths and weaknesses before choosing one, Albany County's network engineer says.

Microsoft sues again over Android, targets Motorola

Microsoft has sued Motorola over its use of the Android mobile operating system in smartphones, alleging that patents held by Microsoft were violated.

Should public safety network be public/private?

A piece of the 700 MHz spectrum is earmarked to support a national public safety network. But public safety agencies and the telecom industry differ about whether it can and should support both of them.

Radio interoperability effort is old enough to drink

Delays in finalizing the P25 suite of interoperability standards for public safety radios force agencies to use expensive, proprietary equipment, House panel is told.

Microsoft argues legal standard too high in patent cases

Microsoft gained some unlikely allies in an i4i software patent case that the company has been losing.

WSJ: Windows Phone 7 devices coming 'October 11'

Microsoft will unveil a line Windows Phone 7-based smartphones on Oct. 11, according to The Wall Street Journal.

NIH and drug industry build a bridge to paperless processes

The National Cancer Institute and Bristol-Myers Squibb are using digital certificates to eliminate paper in a cancer therapy evaluation program, a trend that advocates hope will become more widespread in government.