For some, the move to the new OS from Vista is taking a little longer than expected. Plus: Microsoft reaches for cloud compliance; lazy hackers hit clickjackpot.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Microsoft disclosed its fiscal first-quarter results, reporting an 18 percent decrease in net income compared with 1Q 2008.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer formally unveiled Windows 7 on Thursday at a ceremony in New York City.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
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
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 announced that the final version of Windows XP Mode was released to PC manufacturers on Thursday.
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.
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009 will get an R2 upgrade next month, according to an announcement by Microsoft on Monday.