Microsoft's annual developer conference has a bit of Google IO glow surrounding it this year, thanks in no small part to the Windows 8 conundrum. Is it a failure? Is it the beginning of a software revolution? What about apps? How many Surfaces have been sold? When will we see new devices? And what the heck is going on with Windows RT? Microsoft has already given us more...
(10 days ago)
In addition to covering Windows and Internet Explorer, Microsoft's latest monthly batch of patches covers the widely used Exchange Server, both the Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 editions. "Microsoft delivered a monster sized patch this month ... It's enough to make your head spin," wrote Andrew Storms, director of security operations for security firm...
(3 months and 11 days ago)
In January, Microsoft launched modern.IE to enable developers on both Microsoft OS and Windows platforms to make the most of Internet Explorer 10 when developing projects. Today, Microsoft has announced new tools and resources to help developers test sites on not only IE 10 (as well as 9) but older versions of browsers.
(1 month and 21 days ago)
Windows 8 and Windows RT are subject to critical vulnerabilities that will be addressed on Microsoft's Patch Tuesday next week, both by virtue of supporting Internet Explorer 10. The bulletin for the vulnerabilities addresses similar problems in all versions of Internet Explorer from IE6 through IE10. That means affected operating systems include XP, Vista, Windows 7, and...
(1 month and 17 days ago)
Taking a moment to celebrate Windows 8 turning six months old, Microsoft announced that just over 100 million licenses of the operating system have been sold so far – and gave a little more info on Windows Blue. Windows Blue is the update to Windows 8 that we've known of for some time and Microsoft has now confirmed that it will definitely be coming in 2013. In a Q&A on...
(17 days ago)
I work from home and also travel frequently on business. I have been imagining my ideal setup computer-wise, and think it would be just a tablet (one with a case that doubles as a keyboard), which I could carry around easily when necessary and then connect to a larger monitor, keyboard and mouse, and external storage when I am working at home. I could then live without a...
(8 days ago)
Microsoft shared more details about Windows "Blue" today. Speaking at the JP Morgan Technology, Media, and Telecom conference in Boston this morning, Tami Reller, CMO and CFO of Microsoft's Windows Division revealed that Windows 8.1 (the official name of Windows "Blue") will be available later this year as a free update through the Windows Store. The scope and purpose of...
(10 days ago)
Handy Backup is utilitarian in the best sense; it's a backup program with a no-nonsense interface and a boatload of features. Despite its plain countenance, one of its iterations is sure to appeal to IT types and smart consumers. I looked at Handy Backup Free, which is... free. 1. There's not a lot to look at, but there's power behind the Handy Backup grille.Handy Backup...
(3 months and 4 days ago)
When whispers about the rumored "Windows Blue" first broke late last year, they carried the tantalizing promise of Windows re-dos without all the waiting. It's never been clear whether Windows Blue is an update, a feature pack or a service pack—or if it's even real at all. But it sure does sound like a step in the right direction. Windows Blue, the reports said, will...
(3 months and 15 days ago)
For the past ten years, Apple’s iTunes has been the go-to music and video manager for Windows and Mac users. If you use a Windows RT tablet or are partial to the Windows 8 modern UI, however, iTunes is not available to you; a touch-centric version of Apple’s desktop software has yet to appear in the Windows Store. That won’t change in the near future either, according to...
(14 days ago)
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