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Windows XP's next-to-last Patch Tuesday saw four updates to it. Office 2003 is also going off support, but no updates were released today for it.
It's Patch Tuesday, so Microsoft released many non-security updates in addition to the security patches. Windows 8.1 gets an even dozen.
So is Microsoft right to pull the plug on Windows XP support? I think it is. The line has to be drawn somewhere, and I think April is as good a time as any.
[CORRECTION] All versions of Windows and Internet Explorer will receive updates on Patch Tuesday next week. The recent IE zero-day will be included in the fixes.
The next version of Security Essentials will include prominent warnings that Windows XP is not a safe operating system.
Microsoft has begun closed, 'private preview' testing of its Windows Azure Government Cloud with select U.S. government customers.
Reports on Monday that Microsoft has extended support for Windows XP in China are incorrect.
The next on-premises versions of Microsoft's Exchange Server and SharePoint Server won't be available until some time in calendar 2015.
With Windows XP's end-of-support date just over a month away, Microsoft is turning up the warning volume.
There are many reasons why users will be sticking with Windows XP after Microsoft ends all support next month. In the final analysis, none of them are good excuses.
Security firms FireEye and Secunia say Windows continues to be the most-targeted OS and businesses can expect to be attacked by malware once every 1.5 seconds.
Even after Apple dragged its brand through the mud over the recent SSL/TLS coding bug for iOS and Macs, its computing platforms are still the better choice for security.
Microsoft has released a second test build of its new 64-bit RyuJIT.Net compiler.
Microsoft is introducing a Windows Enterprise Edition SKU available for the first time to those without Software Assurance.
When running Dropbox, Mac OS X and Windows together, one wrong setting can quickly fill up all available disk space. Not a good thing.