Hosting providers and IT professionals have been warned of a threat posed to Microsoft IIS Web servers through exploitation of vulnerabilities in Microsoft operating systems.
Microsoft claims that businesses planning to use Vista together with its Bitlocker hard drive encryption technology will have an easy and safe way to dispose of their hard disks. The software giant said on Tuesday that Vista will be so secure that businesses will no longer need to worry about data being compromised when hard disks are sent for disposal, in line with upcoming "green" legislation designed to reduce waste.
Microsoft's chief operating officer has dismissed concerns that an update to its Windows Vista operating system is incompatible with a number of applications.
Microsoft has stopped automatically distributing a prerequisite piece of software for Windows Vista Service Pack 1, following customer complaints that it had caused system problems.
A US-CERT report that found Microsoft's OS had fewer vulnerabilities than Linux-Unix in 2005 is flawed itself, critics say.
Microsoft is to allow pirated copies of Windows XP to download and install Internet Explorer 7 without gaining Windows Genuine Advantage authentication, which is a move to boost security but not encourage piracy, according to the software giant.
The European Commission has defended itself against US criticism of the Microsoft antitrust ruling, as reports suggest Google may be next.
Microsoft is looking into a family of malware that is using a Windows flaw to infiltrate critical infrastructure and other systems in a number of countries.
A flaw that has been present in Microsoft software since 1993, and still affects Windows 7, has been published by a security researcher.