VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.

The Virtual Box Team did a maintenance release “VirtualBox 3.0.12” last week. Check this article to understand, what has changed in this maintenance release.

Yesterday, at the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference (PDC) at Los Angeles, Microsoft announced not only the release of version 4.0 of the.NET Micro Framework, but also their stratergies towards open sourcing the product and making it available under the Apache 2.0 license, which is already being used by the community within the embedded space.

Microsoft is planning on establishing a core technology team that is made up of both Microsoft and non-Microsoft contributors that continues the goals of producing a high quality product for very small devices. This group will act as the gateway to community contributions while, at the same time, Microsoft Developers will continue add functionality and coordinate with the overall .NET team.

There are considerable facilities supplied in the box with Novell and SUSE products that many people simply do not know about! The Novell Hidden Gems Tour is a must-attend for those who want to get full value from their investment in Novell and SUSE products. With this tour the Novell team aim to help users get more from the products they already have or wish to acquire.
This event is gonna’ happen in Bangalore and Mumbai on Dec 8th and 15th respectively. You can find the registration details and the agenda in this post.

Microsoft has released six new security bulletins with fixes for a total of 15 vulnerabilities affecting its Windows and Office product lines. Three of the six bulletins are rated “critical,” meaning they can be used to launch remote code execution or worm attacks without any user action. One of the Windows vulnerabilities could expose users to drive-by malware attacks via the browser.

Security bulletins are released monthly to resolve critical problem vulnerabilities. This article provides you with an overview of the new security bulletins being released on November 10, 2009.

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. This software is compared to other digital photo editing software packages such as Adobe® Photoshop®, Corel® Paint Shop Pro®, Microsoft Photo Editor, and The GIMP.

In this book from Realtime Nexus, the author Dan Sullivan illustrates examples of efficient content and document collaboration drawn from a variety of industries, including financial services, life sciences, manufacturing and government. It offers an insightful look at technology solutions, such as electronic documents and forms, which meet the various collaboration and sharing requirements. A set of best practices is included to identify potential areas for more efficient content and forms management, as well as establish supportive workflow processes and security policies.

Windows PowerShell is an extensible automation engine from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language. Windows PowerShell is built on top of, and is integrated with, the Microsoft .NET Framework. Additionally PowerShell enabled easy access to COM and WMI to provide an environment in which administrators perform administrative tasks on both local and remote Windows systems. Recently we had the release of the version 2.0. PowerShell 2.0 is backward-compatible with its earlier one 1.0. This article explains the changes which are undergone from PowerShell 1.0 to PowerShell 2.0.