Global research firm Forrester released a report citing that due to high levels of enterprises just now making the move to Windows 7 from Windows XP, Microsoft's latest OS will continue to go largely ignored.
Microsoft's Tami Reller confirmed that the upcoming Windows 8 update, code-named Windows "Blue" will be called Windows 8.1.
Microsoft this week explained a bit more about "update rollups" for Windows Server and Windows 8.
Microsoft's May Security Update arrived today with 10 bulletins, two of which related "critical," that are aimed at fixing 33 flaws in various Microsoft software products.
After rolling out the fourth version of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) in beta form last month, Microsoft will be releasing the final product on May 28.
Microsoft may be considering buying Nook Media LLC for $1 billion, according to a Wednesday press report.
Microsoft plans to release "Windows Blue" before the holiday season this year, according to a press account.
Microsoft may be readying a future Windows desktop-as-a-service project, rumored to go by the code name "Mohoro."
A survey commissioned by VMware found that the move from Windows XP to Windows 7 has entailed weekend work for IT pros and downtime for end users.
Flexera Software updated FlexNet Connect and described its Windows XP migration tools.
Windows 8 adoption inched forward in April, marking a slow progress for Microsoft's newest desktop operating system.
IDC shared first-quarter tablet sales results today.
Look for Microsoft to pull back the curtain on the major Windows 8 update at May's TechEd and June's BUILD conference.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
A black day for many IT pros will be coming less than a year from now when the venerable Windows XP operating system hits its end of life.
About 45 percent of organizations haven't started migrations to Windows 7 or Windows 8, according to a software vendor.