Tech Briefs

McAfee glitch 'bricks' Windows XP PCs

Thousands of enterprise PCs running Windows XP crashed yesterday after a McAfee antivirus update was applied.

Lenovo, HP unveil green PCs for Earth Day

PC makers HP and Lenovo strive to "take only pictures, leave only footprints" this Earth Day, with energy efficient laptop and desktop PCs.

Microsoft unveils Dynamics GP 2010

Microsoft announced that it had completed development and plans to release Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 next month.

Microsoft extends Fix it, offers support app

Microsoft has extended its "Fix it" troubleshooting support for consumers and small business users.

Microsoft 2010 products hit RTM, arriving in May

Microsoft on Thursday announced the release of four of its 2010-branded applications to its manufacturing partners.

Windows kernel patch sidesteps rootkit infections

Microsoft's April patch will block installing a Windows kernel fix in the presence of troublesome malware.

Microsoft belittles Google Docs upgrade

Google's announcement that it had improved its Google Docs Web apps drew ridicule from a Microsoft official.

Unified communications requires a unified implementation plan

A New York county's conversion to a unified IP communications platform is driven by the ability to meet user needs and save money.

Report: Windows Server becoming a mainframe contender

Organizations are moving more toward using x86-based servers running Windows to handle their business-critical workloads.

NY county cashes in on unified communications

In hard economic times, the immediate cost savings from upgrading its networking infrastructure enabled Broome County, N.Y., to implement a state-of-the-art unified communications platform.

4 threats to wireless security

Untethered computing can offer flexibility and improved productivity to an increasingly mobile workforce, but it comes with security problems.

Microsoft's Kin phones tie the world together

Microsoft unveils the Kin phone, centered around social networking.

Wave of smart devices may drown mobile managers

The rapid growth and adoption of mobile computing is putting more critical functionality outside traditional network boundaries and requires new ways to manage such resources.

Silverlight 4 officially launched

Microsoft releases shipping version of Silverlight 4 with a focus on ease and speed of development.

Google rolling out richer Web apps

Google updated its codebase and added features that make Google Docs richer and more collaborative.