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Microsoft reveals audacious plans to tighten security with Windows 10

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.

October 22, 2014

Want the most reliable Windows PC? Buy a Mac (or maybe a Dell)

A new report from Soluto uses data from its massive online database of PC crashes, hangs, and performance metrics to identify the 10 most reliable Windows PCs you can buy today. Surprisingly, a MacBook Pro is at the top of the list. Even more surprising is who's not included.

April 24, 2013

Microsoft reduces SQL Azure pricing

Microsoft has reduced the pricing for its SQL Azure cloud database service by as much as 75 percent, and has introduced a 100MB database option.The price reductions came about as a result of "customer feedback and evolving usage patterns", Microsoft announced in a Windows Azure blog post on Tuesday.

February 15, 2012 by

KBOX update simplifies Windows 7 migration

KACE is updating its K2000 systems management box to include a module that allows you to migrate to Windows 7. Although there are plenty of products that promise similar benefits, KACE seems to be cornering the market for appliance-based products that are very easy to use — see our full review from August 2009.

November 5, 2009

Windows 7 Search-Run

Back in the days when Windows had a project name of “Longhorn”, one of its potential features was a relational database driving the file system, i.e.

May 25, 2009

Database glitch causes Windows 7 download server meltdown

This morning, MSDN and TechNet subscribers were dismayed to find that downloads of the Windows 7 Release Candidate began bogging down shortly after they were made available. For several hours after the official launch, most subscribers who tried to log on found themselves unable to reach the download pages. The problem, I'm told by a Microsoft insider, wasn’t server capacity. Instead, the glitch (now fixed) was caused by a database configuration problem. I've got details and a startling graph.

April 30, 2009 by

Microsoft makes Windows 7 RC available, but can't handle the rush

See my follow-up post: Database glitch caused Windows 7 RC server meltdown.Early this morning, at around 6AM Pacific time, the public—or at least that subset of the public willing to pay for an annual MSDN or TechNet subscription—was finally allowed to download the Windows 7 Release Candidate in a Microsoft-approved ISO image from a Microsoft-run server.

April 30, 2009 by

CTIA 09: REDFLY Mobile Viewer free beta available now

Back in January, Celio Corp showed off their up and coming REDFLY PC software that would let you use your existing PC to connect to your Windows Mobile device and access it just like you would from the REDFLY Mobile Companion. I was at CTIA last week and Celio announced that the REDFLY Mobile Viewer software is now available to download for free public beta testing. I plan to take it for a spin on my MSI Wind and will post a video of it in action here soon. Prior to attending CTIA and seeing the software in action first hand and talking with the folks at Celio I have to say I wasn't quite sure why someone would want or need this on a laptop or PC, but I had a moment there were I "got" it and think there are some benefits to the software for Windows Mobile owners.

April 8, 2009 by

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