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What's the Deal with Windows 8.2?

While the rumor of the major next update did not pan out for this month, Brien Posey argues that big changes for Windows 8 could still be making its way through the pipeline.

Microsoft Pulls Security Update After Reported Crashes

The issues could ultimately lead to a system being caught in a crash/reboot loop.

Why Windows 9 Needs Cortana

The virtual personal assistant feature in Windows Phone 8.1 would be a perfect fit for the next Microsoft OS -- with some tweaks.

Microsoft August Patch Tuesday: 'Critical' Fixes for IE, Media Center

This moth's Security Update addresses a total of 37 flaws.

How To Use Repadmin for Active Directory Troubleshooting

The Windows Server tool Repadmin can be your best friend when trying to pinpoint and fix Active Directory issues.

Encrypting Ransomware Targeting Synology NAS Servers

Plus: Researchers create unlock key to reverse high-profile ransomware "CryptoLocker."

SharePoint Tips and Tricks: The Publishing Feature

Here's the what, how and why of the SharePoint deployment tool.

Russian Crime Ring Steals 1.2 Billion Online Passwords

This week's incident highlights the need for a change in attitudes relating to corporate security.

PowerShell vs. Configuration Manager: Evolve or Die

Will Configuration Manager slowly disappear into obsolete or will it change with the times? The answer could still go either way.

Cisco Security Report Highlights Enterprise Weak Links

The study took a look at 16 multinational enterprises in the first half of 2014 to map out what the top trouble areas for IT are.

Nadella's Microsoft: Productivity and Platforms

Nearly six months after taking over as the third CEO in Microsoft history, Satya Nadella has started putting his own stamp on the company.

Microsoft Releases EMET 5.0 Security Tool

The latest version adds two new mitigation features and support for 64-bit systems.

What's Next for Microsoft Office?

Following with the rest of the company's new mission statement, the Office team has been focused on mobile, cloud and non-Windows platforms.

Building a Culture of Security: You Still Allow E-Mail Attachments?

When it comes to enterprise security, you're not paranoid -- everyone is out to get you.

So Long to TechEd

Now that Microsoft is cancelling TechEd and other conferences, what's to expect from the company's recently announced mega conference?

How to Make Hyper-V Virtual Machines Highly Available

Here's how to use the Failover Cluster Manager to make virtual machines fault tolerant or to create new virtual machines.

Top Windows XP Antivirus Software Tested -- And They Still Work

The test sent many security software offerings through a gauntlet to measure protection, useability and performance. Three received a perfect score of 30.

Critical Active Directory Design Flaw Could Compromise User Passwords

Microsoft is downplaying the disclosure and has offered multiple ways IT can avoid attack.

Are Too Many SQL Server Indexes Hurting Your Performance?

The question leads to an even more important question: do your users care?

InstallShield and Dell Encryption Crashes Connected to July Security Patch

While the InstallShield flaw currently has a limited workaround, there's no word on whether the Dell problem is further being investigated by Microsoft.

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