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.
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Nokia's biggest Windows Phone yet, at six inches, offers some benefits for those not put off by a meatier form factor.
Improved database availability and push notifications are among a string of new capabilities for the Windows Azure cloud.
Microsoft has opened up to testers the limited preview of the premium tier of its Windows Azure SQL database for business-critical applications.
Programme aims to get more people online using refurbished kit and low cost broadband.
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.
Redmond has fundamentally redesigned Windows Server 2012 so customers can experience the benefits of "true virtualization" and better manage the influx of data, devices and apps in the corporate arena.
As it prepares to release its Windows-enhanced MySQL 5.6 database, Oracle announced late last week a number of downloadable migration tools to ease the process of converting from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL, including data conversion, Excel and Windows installer tools.
Half of enterprises are Windows 7. Do we really expect those companies to move to Windows 8 even if there are benefits? And can slow movers go from XP to Windows 8?
Amazon has broadened Windows compatibility in the Amazon Web Services cloud, bringing SQL Server to its database service and adding .NET language support to its Elastic Beanstalk platform.
A new iteration of the Redis on Windows in-memory database technology is now available in GitHub.
For the second time in two years, Microsoft has significantly cut the benefits it offers to TechNet subscribers. Will the newly reduced allotments of Windows and Office product keys really reduce piracy or just annoy Microsoft's customers?
While Microsoft is working to make Windows 8 look like its mobile platform, Apple is already reaping the benefits of having a mature and widely-adopted mobile platform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is it worth upgrading your Vista gaming rig to Windows 7? Will you see any performance benefits? Let's find out!
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.
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