Microsoft is fiercely competitive, but the field is more challenging. Microsoft is competing with Google on search via its Bing effort and Apple in the mobile market. Meanwhile, the software giant is positioning its wares for cloud computing with software and services. The company's two cash cows - operating systems and the Office productivity suite - are performing well.
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A collection of notable security news items for the week ending November 21, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
Pilots from both airlines have been given Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets to make flight operations more efficient.
Microsoft officials are attributing a nearly 11-hour Azure outage across a large part of the world earlier this week to a performance update the company made to its Storage services.
The rapid growth of cloud services like AWS will have a big impact on hardware, in particular on servers and other gear in data centers, but also on how we use PCs and mobile devices. Here are my takeaways from re:Invent.
The Windows KDC didn't properly validate parts of Kerberos tickets. It may be possible for admins to detect if they have been exploited.
Windows 10 will bring a lot more than a new Start menu. Ed Bott pinpoints several changes that will bolster security, make life easier for enterprise admins, and accommodate the multiple-device trend.
The brains behind Fusion-io — the company that revolutionized server economics with PCI flash storage — are at it again. Primary Data plans to disrupt enterprise storage. Here's how.
Let's say you found $7,000 in loose change inside your old couch. What kind of PC could you build with all that money?
Spanish football club will offer data analytics platform to players, staff, and fans.
Microsoft is rebranding again its identity-manager security offering and making a public preview version of a new release.
Problems with the update affected only Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. The new update does not apply the new TLS ciphers by default.
A privilege escalation bug being exploited in the wild could turn a normal user into a domain administrator.
Microsoft is on tap to issue several firmware updates and fixes for the Surface Pro 3 tablet family a week after Patch Tuesday.
[UPDATED] An out-of-band update to all Windows versions will be released today. This is MS14-068, one of two updates held back on the November Patch Tuesday.
If you thought Microsoft's Office ruled the productivity roost, you'd be wrong. Here's one uplifting story on how open source kicked Word and PowerPoint out of one Italian region.