Microsoft today released the long-awaited consumer-centric preview of Windows 10, just two days after the company conducted a two-and-a-half-hour presentation that impressed analysts.
By Gregg Keizer | 24 January, 2015 07:42
Microsoft this week set a loose release date for its next iteration of Office on the desktop and announced that the long-awaited touch-enabled Windows apps will launch around the same time.
By Gregg Keizer | 24 January, 2015 03:21
Ask any IT administrator about Microsoft's licensing setup and they'll hurl up a string of four-letter words that would incur an FCC fine if delivered on television. In a world where everyone wants to use everything -- especially Microsoft Office -- on tablets, phones, and oh yeah, computers, Microsoft's customary one-license-per-device model means death by a thousand cuts for most enterprises.
By Matt Weinberger | 23 January, 2015 23:13
Microsoft yesterday said it would provide free Windows 10 upgrades to customers running either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on their PCs and tablets.
By Gregg Keizer | 23 January, 2015 07:59
During Wednesday morning's Windows 10 preview event in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft executives made their strongest pitch to date in favor of a somewhat different interpretation of cross-platform functionality than Windows 8 and 8.1 delivered.
By Scott M. Fulton, III | 22 January, 2015 22:43
Microsoft has given Windows 7 users more reasons to skip to Windows 10.
By Adam Bender | 22 January, 2015 12:33
Microsoft has showed off more of its still-under-construction Windows 10, focusing on features like the voice-activated Cortana digital assistant and its "universal" app model that aims to put the same apps on PCs, tablets, smartphones and hybrid 2-in-1s.
By Gregg Keizer | 22 January, 2015 08:22
Windows 10 will feature a new browser with a minimalist interface and a new rendering engine, but there is one thing it very prominently lacks: the name Internet Explorer.
By Scott M. Fulton, III | 22 January, 2015 07:13
While eyes will be on Microsoft's Redmond, Wash. campus today as it touts Windows 10 for consumers, its Build developer conference slated to start in three months will be just as important to the upgrade's future, analysts said today.
By Gregg Keizer | 22 January, 2015 05:20
Four months after pitching Windows 10 to businesses, Microsoft is focusing on consumers at an event where CEO Satya Nadella and other officials are pledging that the new OS offers individuals significant advances over Windows 8, its problematic predecessor.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 January, 2015 04:57
When Microsoft unveils the consumer editions of Windows 10 next week, key questions about the OS will be on the table.
By Scott M. Fulton, III | 17 January, 2015 10:39
It has been 25 years since the potential market failure of a Microsoft operating system carried serious consequences outside the corporation's own campus. MS-DOS and Windows versions have failed to gain traction before and even been publicly lampooned. But in that quarter-century, Microsoft's dominance of the desktop has kept the platform afloat, even when consumers and businesses stalwartly refused to upgrade.
By Scott M. Fulton, III | 17 January, 2015 05:51
Google has let fly two new disclosures of Windows vulnerabilities before Microsoft was able to patch them, marking the third and fourth times it's done so in the past 17 days.
By Gregg Keizer | 16 January, 2015 23:13
Microsoft today reminded Windows enthusiasts that it will live stream the keynote from next week's Windows 10 consumer-oriented event.
By Gregg Keizer | 16 January, 2015 04:27
Microsoft yesterday patched both Windows vulnerabilities that Google had taken public before the fixes were ready.
By Gregg Keizer | 15 January, 2015 05:51
It has been Microsoft's goal ever since it dumped Windows Mobile: to deliver an operating system kernel that worked just as well on a handheld device as on a laptop. Back in 2008, that goal seemed rather ambitious. And as we saw with Windows 8, it's been something the company has never completely achieved.
By Scott M. Fulton, III | 14 January, 2015 07:40
Microsoft will open registration to its Build developers conference next week, the company said today.
By Gregg Keizer | 14 January, 2015 03:52
Windows 7 will reach the midpoint of its support lifetime this week when it shifts from what Microsoft calls "mainstream" to "extended" support.
By Gregg Keizer | 12 January, 2015 05:44
A glitch in the search software in Apple's OS X Yosemite can expose private details of Apple Mail users, revealing their IP address as well as other system details to spammers, phishers and online tracking companies.
By Loek Essers | 10 January, 2015 00:22
Apple's OS X Yosemite continued its rapid pace of adoption in the second month after release, with uptake exceeding that of any of its predecessors, according to data from analytics vendor Net Applications.
By Gregg Keizer | 09 January, 2015 02:54
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