Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Microsoft Adds Depth to Security View

To make its products safer, Microsoft programmers have designed a Software Development Lifecycle (SDL) process that makes security a part of every stage of development. Microsoft wants ISVs and corporate developers to be equally safe and is packaging up its internal tools for outside use.

There's the model for development itself, which is free. On the paid side, Microsoft has SDL-trained consultants you can hire and a Threat Modeling Tool for sale this November.

As problems with Chrome, VMware, the Mac and Linux have shown, all software can be subject to hacks. It's clear that Microsoft is trying to do something about it.

Speaking of Chrome, are you using it? I'm writing an article about end user experiences and would love to talk to you. Shoot me a note with your thoughts and impressions to me at [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on September 22, 2008 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • Microsoft Updates IBM Mainframe Integration Tool

    This week Microsoft released Host Integration Server 2020, a tool that lets Microsoft solutions communicate with IBM mainframes.

  • The 2020 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generations of .NET and PowerShell, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • Microsoft Rolls Out Home Sites and Multilingual Publishing for SharePoint Online

    SharePoint Online tenancies are getting new features that Microsoft released in May, which are mostly arriving for so-called "targeted release" recipients.

  • 2020 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss. (Now updated with COVID-19-related event changes.)

RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.