Microsoft last week announced the availability of Windows Live Essentials 2011, a free consumer suite of applications designed to connect Windows users to the Internet cloud.
Despite the excitement of last week's beta debut of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft wants organizations moving to Windows 7 to use its Internet Explorer 8 browser.
Microsoft last week described a different way to use desktop virtualization to maintain legacy applications and still move users to Windows 7.
As companies prepare to migrate to Windows 7, IT professionals can implement new virtualization capabilities provided in the new desktop operating system. We offer a primer on the various options now available.
- By J. Peter Bruzzese, Lee Owens
PolicyPak gives IT pros the power to automate application configuration with minimum hassle and maximum results.
- By Jeffery Hicks
Microsoft calls Windows 7 its "fastest selling" operating system, but the new OS may represent increased costs and greater logistical pain for IT shops over the next two years.
AV-Test this week published certification results for 19 software security products running on Windows 7.
Microsoft this week provided notice of some upcoming product updates and betas to expect in the coming months.
Microsoft has extended its "up-to-date" (UTD) discount upgrade offer for Windows and Office licensees through next month.
Microsoft's business strategies were described at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting on Thursday.
An annual survey of IT organizations found rising trends toward deploying Windows 7, desktop virtualization and unified communications solutions.
Exploits using Windows XP as an attack vector will grow this year, according to security experts commenting on Microsoft's "Security Intelligence Report Volume 8."
- By Jabulani Leffall
Microsoft's had record earnings in its fourth quarter, according to the company's financial report issued today.
Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be released "within the first half of calendar year 2011," Microsoft announced this week.
Microsoft has extended Windows 7 downgrade rights for those buying new PCs from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).