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The days of counting on Microsoft to deliver first and best on Windows are gone. Will Windows 10 bring them back next year?
The most serious vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain control of a Windows Server just by sending packets. For undisclosed reasons, Microsoft withheld two updates scheduled for release.
A new version of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit mostly improves compatibility with applications software, and specifically with Java and Chrome.
PC sales are declining - despite the end-of-XP support bump - while Mac sales were up 18 percent in Q2 and 21 percent in Q3 of 2014. Why isn't the Mac declining along with Windows PCs?
In addition to security patches, Microsoft releases bug fixes and other small changes every month. November will be a heavy month.
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Eight months after launching its Enterprise Mobility Suite, how close is Microsoft to enabling users to manage not just devices, but also the apps and data on those devices?
Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, faced plenty of skepticism when he took the job earlier this year. But even skeptics have to admit that things have changed in Redmond. Here are four things the old Microsoft would never have done.
On Patch Tuesday next week Microsoft will issue a large number of updates, five of them critical. The Windows 10 previews are affected as well.
Use of Windows XP fell dramatically last month, while use of Windows 8.1 grew dramatically, according to Net Applications' numbers published at Netmarketshare.com. Is this a fact, an erroneous blip, or a historical correction? You decide…
The trend of cheaper Windows slates continues.
With Microsoft throwing its weight behind Docker containers, the man who started the project, Docker CTO Solomon Hykes, spells out the message behind the Windows move.
Microsoft made a mistake by extending XP Extended Support. Extending Win7 Mainstream Support some time past the intro of Windows 10 would be different.
Microsoft officials are revealing a few more of the Windows 10 features testers should expect in the coming months.
Can the Surface Pro 3 really replace your laptop? In my case, the answer is yes. For the first time in 20 years, I no longer own a conventional clamshell laptop. Here's my long-term review, based on more than four months of daily use.
Microsoft is taking steps toward delivering on its cross-platform device, application and data management with new Office 365 capabilities.
This is a gallery showcasing some of Microsoft's UI thoughts during the most visually-exciting period of Windows development: Windows Longhorn.
Halloween isn't the only thing with sweets and scares, now that Windows 8 has been unleashed! Here's a list of 10 things to love and hate about Windows 8.
Here is the first wave of Windows Phone 8 smartphones, from Microsoft's launch partners Nokia, Samsung and HTC.
HTC is one launching their high end 8X device with Windows Phone 8, likely on every major US wireless carrier. The smartphone has great design elements, but lacks on additional features when compared to Nokia's high end device.
Windows Phone 8 is launching soon and even though it looks much like Windows Phone 7.5, there are a number of updates and new features that you can find when you dive into the OS.
Here are all of the leading vendors' ARM-based tablets and hybrids that will be available with Windows RT.
Fans eager to get their hands on Microsoft's Surface have been streaming through the doors of the company's pop-up store in New York's Times Square, where the tablet seems to have been given a cautious thumbs-up.
Samsung is aiming to beat its rivals in the Windows 8 arena and make inroads in the enterprise by offering a range of products, including the ATIV Tab, ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro.
Microsoft's Windows 8 is here, but with no UK launch activities I was slightly dubious as to how many people would drag themselves to central London for Currys/PC World's launch event. So, just how many did?
Here are all of the major vendors' x86 tablets and hybrids of various kinds (convertibles and sliders) that will be available with Windows 8.
Sony's newest hybrid is a tablet when flat and a laptop when propped up on a crutch. ZDNet went hands-on to get a quick look at the chameleonic Windows 8-based device.
Fujitsu's 'split personality' Q702 Windows 8-based tablet will be aimed directly at business users. But has it got the chops to go up against the raft of other Windows 8 devices?
Lenovo has announced a lineup of Windows 8 hybrids designed to work as both laptops and tablets. Rather than choosing one convertible design, the company will offer several models including two versions of the flexible Yoga.
Mozilla's Windows 8-optimised Firefox Metro browser is now available to download in preview form ahead of its release later in the year.
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As Apple apparently prepares to go small with the iPad Mini, every other tablet maker is going large, bringing out tablets that dwarf the 9.7-inch iPad. Here are 17 interesting, oversized tablets available today or coming soon.
At Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus, ZDNet's Sumi Das talks to Microsoft's chief environmental strategist, Rob Bernard, about power-saving features in the new Windows 7 operating system. Bernard says Microsoft made energy efficiency a core design element, with better battery optimization, and Bluetooth and DVD features that won't be activated until necessary.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz share the early word on the highly anticipated OS set for release in late October. Diaz also previews upcoming conferences, including CTIA, and considers the question where does Web 2.0 go from here?
Is an incompatible program or device standing between you and a Windows 7 upgrade? If you’re willing to pay for Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate edition, you might be able to use a clever solution to fool that old code into running in the new OS. Windows XP Mode lets you run Windows XP applications in a virtual machine right on the Windows 7 desktop. ZDNet's Ed Bott provides a close-up look at how XP Mode works.
A terabyte here, a terabyte there, and pretty soon you're talking about some pretty serious information overload. It doesn't matter how well organized you are, once your collection of data files and other digital stuff gets big enough, you're going to need some help finding things. ZDNet's Ed Bott takes a closer look at the search tools in Windows 7 and shows you how you can use them to make your digital life a little more organized.
Sociologists say that multitasking has shortened our attention spans and made us more easily distracted than ever. Apparently it's a losing battle. With 4GB or more of memory in the standard Windows PC these days, it's possible to open dozens of windows at once. The challenge for Windows users is how to keep track of all those windows without losing focus. ZDNet's Ed Bott shows you how some new features in Windows 7 can help you multitask more effectively.
Moving, resizing, and arranging windows on the screen has been one of those things we've done since the earliest days of Microsoft Windows. If you've used Windows since, oh, 1995 or so, you know the maximize, minimize, and restore buttons like the back of your hand. But those old-school tools just don't cut it with today's big monitors and high-definition resolutions. ZDNet's Ed Bott shows you a cool new set of gestures and shortcuts to help you move, resize, and arrange windows more intelligently.
Will Microsoft's Windows 7 succeed where Vista failed? The new operating system offers a new graphical user interface, more reliable power management tools, and better search, but it still might not offer enough to convince PC users to buy it. ZDNet Correspondent Sumi Das talks to Larry Dignan, editor in chief of ZDNet, and Ed Bott, ZDNet's Microsoft Report blogger, about Windows 7's pros and cons.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini shows off some new consumer devices optimized to run Intel processors and various versions of Windows 7. He also looks at the company's next-generation microprocessor, Sandy Bridge, running on Windows 7.