Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Microsoft opens headquarters for digital crime fighters

  Microsoft CEO search enters endgame | 'Stack ranking' employee eval practice falls out of favor

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Microsoft opens headquarters for digital crime fighters
Cybersleuths on the trail of botnets, Trojans and other malware used to steal financial assets and intellectual property have a new resource, a Microsoft facility that it will share with others pursuing the same goals. Read More


Tech Brief: Exchange 2013 Data Loss Prevention
Protecting your company's critical data is a critical, mandatory part of an Exchange administrator's tasks. In this white paper, learn about the data loss prevention feature in Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online, how it controls inbound and outbound data flow and how it works for businesses of any size. Read now!


Mobile Zen: Balancing End-User Productivity and IT Control
Mobility is often seen as a zero-sum game: either end users or IT can win, but never both. Learn how users can have the convenience and mobile productivity they need, while IT retains control over enterprise goods. Victory for both sides. Learn More

Microsoft CEO search enters endgame
Microsoft's search for a new CEO is entering its endgame, according to a report by Bloomberg. Read More

'Stack ranking' employee eval practice falls out of favor
Microsoft's abandonment of its so-called "stack ranking" method of evaluating employees should not come as a surprise, said an expert in human resources. Read More

Microsoft hops on 3D printing bandwagon with Win 8.1 app
Jumping on the trend of using printers to churn out objects, Microsoft has developed a 3D printing app for Windows 8.1, betting that this will become mainstream. Read More

WEBCAST: ForeScout Technologies

Continuous Monitoring & Mitigation: the New InfoSec Frontier
Join CSO publisher Bob Bradgon and a panel of experts as they discuss how new solutions help to leverage existing security solutions through bi-directional integrations. View now >>

After 2 years of 22%-plus increases, top Microsoft execs' comp fell in FY 2013
Compensation awarded to the top five executives at Microsoft, including current CEO Steve Ballmer, fell in fiscal year 2013, the first time in the last four years that it's declined, according to a filing with the SEC. Read More

Cybercriminals target Silverlight users with new exploit kit
The creators of a Web-based attack tool called Angler Exploit Kit have added an exploit for a known vulnerability in Microsoft's Silverlight browser plug-in to the tool's arsenal. Read More

Researchers hack Internet Explorer 11 and Chrome at Mobile Pwn2Own
Security researchers have compromised Microsoft Surface RT, Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S4 devices by exploiting previously unknown vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 11 running on Windows 8.1 and Google Chrome running on Android. Read More


Four Steps toward Planning a Successful Email Migration
Email migrations isn't as simple as purchasing new hardware and moving user accounts. Strong planning and good tools are also essential. In this tech brief, learn how you can execute four key steps in your email migration, and the tools that make it easy and secure. Read now!

Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers get access to Facebook Login
  Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 developers can now integrate Facebook's login system into their applications so people don't have to create a separate user name and password for them. Read More

Microsoft preps Visual Studio for post-production duties
Recognizing how organizations need to produce and update their software more quickly, Microsoft has added an array of services around its Visual Studio IDE (integrated development environment) to help developers update and manage their software after it goes into production. Read More

Skype, Microsoft cleared in Luxembourg NSA investigation
  Luxembourg's data protection authority cleared Microsoft and its subsidiary Skype of data protection violations related to the U.S. National Security Agency's Prism spying program, the agency said Monday. Read More



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