Tag: Microsoft

MAC OS, Operating systems

5 beginners tips for Windows users switching to Mac

August 29, 2017

Via: The Next Web

There seems to be an unspoken rule for OS users to stay in their lane. You’re a Mac user or a PC user, full stop. So when you want to make the leap from one to the other — either […]

Operating systems, Windows

Inside Windows Server’s containerized Linux future

July 17, 2017

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft’s new continuous-delivery model, with Windows releases every six months or so, makes sense for the desktop. But does it work for Windows Server? Certainly, Microsoft didn’t think so at first. Windows Server 2016 comes from the Long-Term Servicing Build […]

Operating systems, Windows

The 10 most exciting new features in Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

June 16, 2017

Via: BGR

Microsoft just released a fresh new preview build of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and to say that it’s a huge update is an understatement. The company packed tons of new features into this just-released build, which is dubbed Windows […]

Software Security

Microsoft slaps down Kaspersky’s Windows 10 antitrust complaint

June 7, 2017

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT HAS SPOKEN OUT following the news that Kaspersky has filed an antitrust complaint with the European Union over the firm’s Windows 10 operating system. After first filing a complaint with Russian regulators from the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), Kaspersky […]

Mobile Apps

Cortana moves way beyond being a personal assistant

May 18, 2017

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft’s Cortana voice-based personal assistant has always seemed a little out of place in the enterprise. It’s a useful tool for search, for reminders, and for letting you know when you need to leave to get to that meeting on […]

Featured, Operating systems, Windows

Windows 7 no longer fit for business. Support ends in 3 years

May 17, 2017

Via: Michael Boyd

Microsoft’s German division admitted in a blog post on Monday that Windows 7 is no longer fit for business, even though the operating system is supported until 2020. Is this another attempt to push users on the Windows 10 bandwagon, […]

Software Security

Microsoft rushes emergency fix for critical antivirus bug

May 9, 2017

Via: InfoWorld

The point of antivirus is to keep malware off the system. A particularly nasty software flaw in Microsoft’s antivirus engine could do the exact opposite and let attackers install malware on vulnerable systems. The critical security vulnerability in the Microsoft […]

Software Security

Microsoft pulls botched Office 2010 nonsecurity patch KB 3128031

May 5, 2017

Via: InfoWorld

It looks like we have another bad nonsecurity patch. As best I can tell, the patch—KB 3128031 for Office 2010—is still available on the Microsoft Catalog, but direct links on the KB page return a “This site can’t be reached” […]

Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 usage inches up—but gap with Android widens

May 2, 2017

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft’s charge to modernize its products can be described as lethargic, at best. April saw tiny gains in Windows 10 usage, while Edge flatlined. The bigger news is that since overtaking Windows in popularity last month, Android has since increased its […]

Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft commits to twice-yearly Windows 10 updates

April 27, 2017

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT HAS committed to banal updates to the Windows Operating System in March and September. Sorry. That should read ‘biannual updates’. The company has basically been doing this for a while and we knew that after the Creators Update (Redstone […]