Cybersecurity

Conficker returns, exploiting weak passwords on network systems

Infections by the persistent worm, which takes advantage of weak or shared passwords or stolen login tokens, rose in 2011, Microsoft says.

Windows 8's new look makes sense, if you can take the shock

The tablet- and touch screen-friendly interface in the Consumer Preview might be familiar to Windows Phone users, but for everyone else, you're not in Kansas anymore.

Windows 8 to arrive on 32 new tablets?

Microsoft and Intel take aim at the iPad, with 32 new Windows 8 tablets expected to be released this year, according to a report.

Data & Analytics

SQL Server 2012 available for purchase

Microsoft has announced that SQL Server 2012 has been released.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft-led raids disrupt 'some of the worst' Zeus botnets

The company's Digital Crimes Unit, with an assist from the U.S. Marshals Service, confiscates servers and IP addresses and files civil charges against 39 unknown defendants.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Minnesota lets 35,000 workers collaborate with Office 365

The state's new "collaborative ecosystem" covers more than 70 agencies and is open to other public-sector organizations.

Cybersecurity

Was Windows RDP code leak an inside job?

Hackers may have had the jump on Microsoft even as it released a "critical" patch for a Windows Remote Desktop Protocol flaw in March. Five million machines could be exposed.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Playing well with Windows 8: Will other browsers work with the new OS?

Mozilla and Google say they are building Windows 8-enabled browsers, and Opera Software is looking into the possibility, too. Still, it may not be as easy as with previous Windows operating systems thanks to Microsoft's new "Metro" user interface.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft issues patch for serious RDP flaw

Company recommends quick action on the vulnerability, which could leave systems open to fast-spreading worms.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft's March security bulletin to tackle six vulnerabilities

Microsoft's monthly security update will feature six items -- one labeled "critical," four "important" and one moderate.

Data & Analytics

Big data deal: Microsoft aiming for Hadoop interoperability

Microsoft is aiming to make its Windows and other tools interoperable with Apache Hadoop, a key framework for agencies pursuing big data.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Move to Office 365 gives USDA robust e-discovery

The Agriculture Department's use of Microsoft's cloud and ProofPoint Enterprise Archive gives it one of the best e-discovery systems in the federal government, says USDA’s CIO Chris Smith.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft aims for integrated management of mobile technology

Microsoft is trying to merge the flexibility mobile technology gives agencies with the need for management and security, company executives said at the Public Sector CIO Summit in Redmond, Washington.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Microsoft building a government community cloud

Microsoft is developing a multi-tenant, government community cloud to add to the variety of cloud offerings the company provides agencies and businesses.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Microsoft's Azure cloud service goes dark

Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud platform is still in the process of recovering after a lengthy outage that affected multiple countries took it offline Feb. 29. Was Leap Day 2012 the culprit?

Emerging Tech

Microsoft Kinect takes a swipe at visualization, geospatial apps

Microsoft's Kinect can take inputs from a mouse, stylus, touch, voice or a motion-sensing device.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Google: Claims of bypassing Safari security settings 'mischaracterized'

The search giant defends itself against claims of subverting Safari, as Microsoft says IE's settings were also bypassed.

Emerging Tech

New Windows logo adopts Metro style

Microsoft's reveal and explanation of how it devised its new logo for Windows 8 is bringing us one step closer to the new operating system.

Will patent ruling in Microsoft's favor spell the end for Android?

A court's "initial determination" on patent misuse against Barnes & Noble could further Microsoft's campaign against the Android operating system and, ultimately, Google, if it sticks.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft security patch flagged Google as malicious site

A Valentine's Day update to antivirus and security software, since repaired, told users that the most visited page in the world was infected with the Blackhole Exploit Kit.

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