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Critical Update for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
Download an update to SQL Server 2005 SP2. This update resolves an issue with saved "Check Database Integrity" and Execute T-SQL Task losing database context between GO statements In SQL Server 2005 SP2, the Maintenance Plan "Check Database Integrity" and "Execute T-SQL" Tasks can lose database context under certain circumstances.
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Sat Mar 08, 2014
The most popular stories on BetaNews this past week March 2 -- 8
It's been a busy week for Microsoft -- and not necessarily for the reasons the company might have expected.
Crooks and Liars
Microsoft will issue the penultimate patch for Windows XP in March Patch Tuesday
March 28, 1958. Khruschev shuffles government. House Appropriations votes to give Ike authority to spend 1959 budget in 1958.
The Georgia Straight
Homeless in Vancouver: Skimming the Great Wallet of China's XP users
I like it. I like it at work. I like it in relationships. I often create it, although now that I'm older and wiser, only in my head.
ATMs will still run Windows XP -- but a bigger shift in security looms
Banks caught in a major transition to embedded chip cards are sticking with XP and uninterested in upgrading to Windows 8 The vast majority of bank ATMs around the world currently run on Windows XP.
Microsoft to end Windows XP support April 8
In 2001, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Windows Vice President Jim Allchin introduced the XP operating system, now several generations old.
Millions Of Computer May Be At Risk Of Attack Next Month
On April 8th, a month from today, Microsoft will pull the plug on Windows XP. The millions of computers still running the operating system won't stop working, but they'll face a big new security risk.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
The greatest security story never told -- how Microsoft's SDL saved Windows
Microsoft has launched a new website to "tell the untold story" of something it believes changed the history of Windows security and indeed Microsoft itself - the Software Development Lifecycle or plain 'SDL' for short.
Second-chance platform iffy for old Windows XP machines
A community project called Android-x86 seeks to extend the useful lives of Windows XP computers, but the particulars remain unclear, writes Patrick Marshall.
Blog Post: US Partner News Online for Friday, March 7, 2014
Welcome to this week's issue of the US Partner News Online! Each week, we'll bring you the latest news and information for Microsoft partners.
8 Windows 8.1 Tips for Businesses
With Windows XP support about to end, many businesses need to upgrade their networks.
If you haven't retired Windows XP and haven't been fired yet, get busy
CIOs who haven't moved their companies from Windows XP by now ought to be fired, some people think, but those who haven't and are still on the job have options for saving their bacon.
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Update for Windows Vista for x64 based systems
Install this update to address an issue with the Romanian language pack where the letter T may be incorrectly capitalized.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
NCI are looking for ICT Technicians to help support our expanding client base of Schools throughout Cornwall.
Medford Mail Tribune
End of Windows XP support sends ATM operators scrambling
The days of Windows XP are numbered, and that has created headaches for financial institutions and ATM operators across the country whose cash machines use the aging Microsoft operating system.
Microsoft plans to patch critical under-attack IE bug next week
Microsoft today announced it will deliver five security updates to customers next week, two tagged as "critical," including one that will quash the open vulnerability in Internet Explorer that hackers have been exploiting since January.
Add a Windows XP style Start Menu to Windows 8
Microsoft changed things around quite a bit in Windows 8 in comparison to previous systems the company released.
Bitcoin mining botnets and Windows XP threats are booming, says Dell Sonicwall
THE AMOUNT OF MALWARE infecting machines in 2013 was equal to around 10 infections for every person on the planet, Dell's Sonicwall threat research team has found.
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Microsoft Windows Information, Solutions, Tools
During the opening keynote at XChange Solution Provider 2014 on Monday, March 3, 2014, Microsoft VP of US SMB and Distribution, Cindy Bates, told partners that by promoting Windows XP to Windows 7 migrations they are doing customers a disservice.... More According to a filing with the FCC, Microsoft may be working to solve the Miracast issue for ... (more)
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Not dead after all: Microsoft to talk DirectX 12 at GDC
With a teaser on its DirectX blog and a new Twitter account , Microsoft has announced that there will be a new version of DirectX, and that it will be detailed at GDC later this month.