At the WinHEC conference in China today, Microsoft showed off a new biometric authentication feature called Windows Hello. The ambitious technology, which uses fingerprint and iris recognition to replace passwords, will debut in Windows 10 devices later this year.
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Microsoft focused on adopting FIDO 2.0 standard for strong authentication, but Windows 10 and everyone else will have to wait for spec's completion
Windows 8 was filled with bold ideas, designed to move Windows forward in one giant leap. Three years later, as Windows 10 nears its release date, many of those innovative ideas are gone. Here's a look at what's been tossed away, and why.
With interest growing around stronger authentication, both Red Hat and Microsoft will have multi-factor log-in built into their platforms by this summer
Microsoft highlighted the features in Windows 10 and outlined how it plans to connect the economic, developer and customer dots. Will it work?
What's next for Windows 10? This week's unveiling in Redmond should focus on consumer features. It will also reveal how well Microsoft is coping with the unprecedented shift from traditional PCs to mobile computing. Here's what I'll be looking for.
One of Jide's founders says Android tablets are "terrible" for doing work, so the company created a productivity-based tablet with 11.6-inch screen, detachable keyboard cover, and the Remix OS, which adds Windows-like features to Android.
With software-defined storage in Windows Server, you can get SAN features without paying SAN prices -- and the next release will challenge more high-end storage features.
Microsoft's MDOP 2014 R2 set of management and deployment tools for Windows, adds new application and user-experience virtualization features.
From secure containers to Docker support, to abstracted networking and storage, the most interesting features in the next version of Windows Server will come next year with a later preview and System Center beta.
Microsoft officials are revealing a few more of the Windows 10 features testers should expect in the coming months.
In almost every security incident there's some best practice that someone didn't follow. Here are six security technologies and techniques that would help in these cases.
Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.
Research operating systems aren't designed to replace Windows, or even create features for Windows; they're for research.
Microsoft has made available for download several new Windows 10 features to those running the Windows 10 Technical preview release.
Newly available Microsoft desktop Skype clients for Mac and Windows include improvements to chat and file sharing.
The technical preview of Windows 10 is heavy on tools for the power desktop user that businesses will want to evaluate, but the most important features will be visible later in the preview cycle.
Microsoft's Windows 10 will include more than just user interface tweaks. Here are some of the expected security, manageability and Store changes coming to the next version of Windows client.
Here are five features that Microsoft needs to add to Windows 9 if it is to have a chance of tempting me back into the ecosystem and dissipating the cloud of negativity that Windows 8 currently finds itself engulfed in.
Microsoft is privately testing a technical preview of the next version of its Office client for Windows. Here are a few features expected to be part of 'Office 16.'