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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If you're testing the Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has a friendly word of advice for you: Fasten your seat belt. And if you're worried about the risk of crashing, consider downgrading to the Slow ring.
Through a new website, Microsoft is allowing some of its customers to download Windows 7 installation media in ISO format. But if you're hoping to repair or refresh an OEM installation of Windows 7, you're out of luck. I've got the details here.
Chinese hardware manufacturer Lenovo has come under fire for allegedly shipping consumer Windows laptops with software that hijacks secure website connections, as well as inserting ads into search results.
Microsoft adding password-free sign-on via Windows 10 to Azure Active Directory, cloud apps, and more.
Touch-friendly versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available in preview editions for use on devices running Windows 10. Here's what you'll find in each one.
Microsoft has finally released preview versions of its touch-optimized Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for use on tablets running the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Here's what you can expect.
Word, Excel and PowerPoint are available now with OneNote and Outlook on deck for the Windows 10 technical preview.
Privacy watchdog warns on default passwords as website streams video from unsecured webcams.
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.
Australian daily deals website Catch of the Day announced a three-year-old data breach compromising credit cards and passwords to its customers on Friday evening.
Microsoft came under some heat from Windows customers when it released Office for iPad before a touch-friendly version for Windows. That heat should escalate with word that an Android version will also beat the much-needed Windows version.
Windows Phone 8.1 is available as a Developer Preview and the new and improved Word Flow keyboard with shape writing is stunning. Microsoft researchers took an amazing keyboard and made it even better.
Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Word and Publisher are patched, some products for the last time.
[UPDATE] Windows XP and Office 2003's final Patch Tuesday will have only four updates total and only one critical each for Office and XP. The number of vulnerabilities is still undisclosed. The recent zero-day vulnerability in Word will be one of the fixed problems.
The source code for MS-DOS 1.1 and 2.0, as well as Word for Windows 1a, has been made available under strict licensing control. What was Microsoft thinking?
WordPad, the free, simple word processor that comes with Windows, is not vulnerable to the zero day RTF bug affecting Word. Will Office 2003 be fixed? [Updated with Microsoft statement.]
Microsoft has not said whether WordPad, the free word processor included with Windows, is vulnerable to the zero day flaw announced yesterday in Microsoft Word.
If the word on the street is that Microsoft is currently aiming for a Windows 9 release date of April 2015, this gives the company a little over a year to fix Windows. So what does Microsoft need to do to fix Windows?
[Correction] A log of recent account activity, an account recovery code and better control of notifications to be added in coming days. Microsoft accounts are used in Windows 8, Outlook.com and Skydrive.
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