Microsoft will hatch Windows 7 as a full-fledged commercial operating system this week, and IT professionals should be making plans for it.
Windows 8 might be designed to run on 128-bit hardware, according to accounts cobbled together by blog sleuths.
The global IT market will see an upturn, starting next quarter, according to a report released last week by Forrester Research.
- By Herb Torrens
Microsoft announced that the final version of Windows XP Mode was released to PC manufacturers on Thursday.
Redmond has talked a lot about performance, usability and manageability, but has said less about security. This isn't surprising.
- By Joern Wettern
Government adoption of Vista has been anemic at best. But the prospects seem much better for Windows 7.
- By Brian Robinson
Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer gave a keynote talk at a Microsoft event called "The New Efficiency" on Tuesday.
Microsoft released a minor update this week for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that addresses compatibility issues for some applications.
Microsoft last week announced a number of updates to its System Center line of server management products.
Microsoft put out the word on Monday that IT organizations can start deploying Windows 7 now, citing the cost benefits of doing so.
Microsoft executive Charles Songhurst answered questions on Microsoft's business strategy at the Jefferies Annual Technology Conference in New York on Tuesday.
Tests conducted by Microsoft show that upgrades from Vista to Windows 7 can, in certain situations, take more than 20 hours.
- By Kevin McCaney
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009 will get an R2 upgrade next month, according to an announcement by Microsoft on Monday.
Microsoft on Tuesday released its next-generation Windows operating system deployment tool for IT pros, called Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010.
The all-critical patch release of hotfixes served up by Redmond Tuesday hadn't even cooled off yet when Microsoft issued yet another security advisory on late Tuesday night.
- By Jabulani Leffall