Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Microsoft To Release Six Patches, Some 'Critical'


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August 9, 2005
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In this issue:

* Microsoft To Release Six Patches, Some 'Critical'
* Microsoft: No Monad Scripting In First Windows Vista
* Microsoft Aims To Host Regular Hacker Meetings
* First Windows Vista Viruses Unleashed
* Microsoft Releases New SharePoint Apps
* Yahoo, Microsoft Challenge Google's Ad Success
* Microsoft Settles With 'Spam King' For $7 Million
* Installing And Configuring Microsoft's Data Protection Manager, Part 1
* Microsoft Taps Wal-Mart Exec To Be New COO

Microsoft To Release Six Patches, Some 'Critical'

Microsoft plans to release six software patches for flaws in
its Windows operating system, along with an updated version of its
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and a nonsecurity
update for the operating system.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103683,00.html?nlid=MSFT

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Microsoft: No Monad Scripting In First Windows Vista

A day after reports that viruses had been written for an upcoming
feature in Microsoft Corp.'s upcoming Windows Vista operating system,
the company said it will not include the feature in the first release
of the operating system next year.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103762,00.html?nlid=MSFT

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Microsoft Aims To Host Regular Hacker Meetings

Microsoft is looking to make its Blue Hat hacker sessions a
twice-yearly event, with another session tentatively planned for
sometime this fall at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103623,00.html?nlid=MSFT

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First Windows Vista Viruses Unleashed

An Austrian hacker has written what are thought to be the first known
viruses for Microsoft's upcoming Windows Vista operating system. The
viruses take advantage of a new command shell, code-named Monad,
included in the Windows Vista beta code.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103682,00.html?nlid=MSFT

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Microsoft Releases New SharePoint Apps

Microsoft has released 30 specific applications for its Windows
SharePoint Services, giving business customers a head start in building
sites for collaborative use.

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Yahoo, Microsoft Challenge Google's Ad Success

Both companies seek revenue from linking advertisements to user
searches, and Microsoft may also emulate Google's matter-of-fact start
page.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103664,00.html?nlid=MSFT

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Microsoft Settles With 'Spam King' For $7 Million

Microsoft settled a lawsuit it brought against the self-proclaimed
"spam king" for $7 million.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103784,00.html?nlid=MSFT

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Installing And Configuring Microsoft's Data Protection Manager, Part 1

In this two-part article, you will learn how to install and configure
Data Protection Manager and evaluate how this newest member of
Microsoft's System Center product umbrella can be integrated into your
overall security strategy.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103572,00.html?nlid=MSFT

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Microsoft Taps Wal-Mart Exec To Be New COO

Microsoft has tapped Wal-Mart executive Kevin Turner, 40, to be its new
chief operating officer. Turner, who once served as Wal-Mart's CIO,
starts Sept. 8

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