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Old IPv4 Router Settings May Be Causing Internet Slowdowns This Week

Internet performance degradations may occur this week and the next due to settings on some IPv4 routers that are used across the Internet.

Windows Phone Market Share Drops to 2.5 Percent

While the overall smartphone market continues to grow on the back of Google and Apple's mobile platforms, others, including Windows Phone, are underperforming.

Report Urges Orgs To Plan Now for Migrations off Windows 7

Should IT pros be making plans now for moving off Windows 7? The answer is, "Yes," according to Gartner Inc.

Gartner: Chromebooks Rising but Still in a Niche

Chromebooks are mostly being used today in North American educational markets, but sales are set to triple by 2017, according to a new report from Gartner Inc.

Older .NET Versions Losing Support in 2016

The .NET Fundamentals team announced in a blog post last week that support for .NET Framework 4.5.1 and older will be ending in 2016.

Microsoft Holds Back on Out-of-Date ActiveX Blocking Until September

Microsoft's new security protection feature for Internet Explorer that blocks older installations of ActiveX will now start to take effect on Sept. 9, instead of the earlier announced Aug. 12 date, and it will only block Oracle Java ActiveX for now.

IT Pros Face August 12 Deadline on Updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

August 12 will be a big milestone day for IT pros managing Microsoft's latest Windows operating systems.

Microsoft Announces New Support Policy for Internet Explorer

Microsoft wants organizations and individuals to use the latest Internet Explorer versions, so much so that it announced some new policy changes today.

Windows 9 Rumored to Have 'Virtual Desktops' Interface

So-called "Windows 9" rumors are continuing to flow this week.

Microsoft Adding Outdated ActiveX Blocking to Internet Explorer

Microsoft plans to add ActiveX blocking capabilities into certain versions of its Internet Explorer browsers on Aug. 12.

Microsoft Previews Tool for Streamlining Azure AD Connections

Microsoft announced a beta this week of a new setup tool for IT pros called "Azure Active Directory Connect."

Microsoft To Issue 'Minor' Updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 on August 12

Microsoft announced today that it will start to deliver new updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 on Aug. 12.

Windows 9 Rumored as Free Upgrade

Microsoft could be planning to entice users of older Windows editions by offering free upgrades to "Windows 9" next year.

Microsoft Warns of Hybrid Exchange 2013 Glitch

Microsoft issued a warning to IT organizations running so-called "hybrid" messaging environments that combine Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Online.

Microsoft Fudging Standards in IE 11 To Avoid 'Degraded' Mobile Experience

Microsoft plans to release an updated Internet Explorer 11 mobile browser with the next release of Windows Phone 8.1 that will address some Web site compatibility issues.

Microsoft Sues Samsung Over Android Agreement

Microsoft alleges that Korean device maker Samsung has backed away from an earlier Android agreement.

Microsoft Releases Update Rollups for System Center 2012

Microsoft released Update Rollup 3 (UR3) for System Center 2012 R2 this week, as well as Update Rollup 7 (UR7) for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1.

Windows Phone 8.1 Update Coming Soon

Microsoft announced yesterday that an upcoming update to Windows Phone 8.1 will be aimed at expanding Cortana's availability to more countries and introduce Start screen folders.

Survey Suggests IT Pros Slow To React on Windows XP Migrations

IT pros may have been caught flat footed when it came to migrating client machines off Windows XP, according to an industry survey.

Microsoft Releases Second Preview of Azure AD Sync Services

Microsoft announced a second preview release of its Azure Active Directory (AD) Sync Services solution this week.

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