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Microsoft Moves Forward on Post Vista Windows OSes
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft has already started work on the next major release of the Windows operating system after Vista, which started mass shipments just two weeks ago. "Vienna," the codename for the next major release, is reportedly on tap for 2009, but in the meantime, we'll see Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), codename "Fiji," which should ship about the same time as Windows Server "Longhorn." Lastly, a new beta of Windows Home Server is on tap. READ MORE >

Microsoft Issues a Dozen Security Patches, Fixes Security Tools
by Alex Woodie

It's that time again--time to get your patches on, and to do so quickly. Microsoft yesterday hosted the biggest Patch Tuesday event of the young year when it posted 12 security fixes for 20 security flaws in its products. Seven of the patches addressed zero-day flaws that have been used to launch attacks across the Internet in recent weeks, and there was even a patch fixing Microsoft's security tools, which could have automatically triggered the exploit with no interaction from the user. READ MORE >


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Chip Makers Strut Their Stuff at ISSCC
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Chip geeks and semiconductor mavens from around the world are converging on San Francisco this week to show off their latest innovations at the annual IEEE's International Solid State Circuits Conference. This is one of the two annual events where a lot of advances in chip design are first revealed to the world--the other being the Hot Chips conference hosted in the summer. At this week's event, Intel, IBM, Advanced Micro Devices, Sun Microsystems, and PA Semi are showing off future server microprocessors.READ MORE >


Microsoft Launches Windows Mobile 6
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft this week launched Windows Mobile 6, the newest release of its operating system for smart phones and other handheld devices. With WM6, Microsoft is seeking to recreate on smaller devices the types of computing experiences users have enjoyed on larger desktop systems, such as reading full HTML e-mail, editing Excel worksheets, and tapping into Windows Live hosted services. READ MORE >



 

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IBM Challenges Microsoft Lock-In with 'Open Client Solution' . . . Microsoft Promises Not to Sue Over XPS Implementations . . . Microsoft and Novell Tout Technical Collaboration Efforts . . . IBM Brings Drive-Based Encryption to Midrange Tape Library . . . Security Vendors Form PCI Alliance . . . EMC's VMware IPO Spin Off: The Birth of a New Bubble? . . .


 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Microsoft Moves Forward on Post Vista Windows OSes

Microsoft Issues a Dozen Security Patches, Fixes Security Tools

Chip Makers Strut Their Stuff at ISSCC

Microsoft Launches Windows Mobile 6

But Wait, There's More:


IBM Challenges Microsoft Lock-In with 'Open Client Solution' . . . Microsoft Promises Not to Sue Over XPS Implementations . . . Microsoft and Novell Tout Technical Collaboration Efforts . . . IBM Brings Drive-Based Encryption to Midrange Tape Library . . . Security Vendors Form PCI Alliance . . . EMC's VMware IPO Spin Off: The Birth of a New Bubble? . . .


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