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Why Microsoft Should Make Windows 10 Free

After the mediocre reception for Windows 8 and 8.1, Microsoft may have to take drastic measures to bring back excitement for the Windows OS brand.

Predicting the Unpredictable from Microsoft

In more than three decades of closely observing Microsoft, there's never been a year as unpredictable as the past 12 months in Redmond.

Microsoft Kills Public Patch Tuesday Advance Notifications

The company cited that the general lack of interest by organizations led to the change.

Microsoft Overhauls Desktop Infrastructure Cert

The improved and replaced cert, now available, is called MCSE: Enterprise Devices and Apps.

Google Pulls Curtain Back on Windows 8.1 Zero-Day Flaw

Microsoft said it is currently finishing up on a fix.

Skilling Up the IT Team

While your IT staff may be technically proficient, that's not the only skills to consider for a winning team.

First Impressions: Windows Server 10 Hyper-V Preview

Is Microsoft finally preparing a version of Hyper-V that can compete with VMware?

Wearable Technology: How Practical Is It?

Brien takes a spin with Microsoft Band smartwatch.

Researchers Discover that POODLE Flaw Is Affecting More Web Servers

A TLS padding issue could lead to attack. Also: Microsoft enables POODLE protection in IE 11.

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Finishes 2014 with 7 Security Bulletins

Today's release looks to fix 25 flaws in Windows, Internet Explorer and Office.

System Center Technical Preview: What's New and What's Missing

IT shops should start prepping now for what looks to be a more slimmed-down System Center.

The Year Microsoft Built Its New Foundation

What a difference a year has made for Microsoft.

IT Pros Must Adapt to the Subscription Services Shift

As 2014 comes to a close and you start looking toward the coming year, what sorts of challenges can you expect your IT team to encounter?

FBI Issues Malware Attack Warning for Businesses After Sony Hack

U.S. companies should be on the lookout for wiper malware that could brick computers.

5 Microsoft Changes That Mattered Most

The company's 2014 will go down as one of the busiest for the company, and these five changes will help to define the Microsoft of tomorrow.

How To Use the Windows 10 Task View

Keep your open Windows in check with Microsoft's newest Tack View.

'Critical' Windows Hole Gets Out-of-Band Patch

Microsoft released a crypto fix that has been seen to be in limited exploit against Windows Server.

How To Use the New Windows 10 Command Prompt

Brien takes a look at what's new with Microsoft's next Command Prompt and explains why you should be excited.

Microsoft Fixes 19-Year-Old Windows and Office Flaw

Microsoft included the security solution in this month's Patch Tuesday release.

The Windows Phone Saga Continues

Brien discusses the feedback of his last Windows Phone column and shares his latest adventures with the platform.

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