From increasing tablet sales to the reveal of Windows 9, Brien runs down what he expects to see in the coming year.
Brien points to Windows 8's metered Internet settings and others as very useful touches Microsoft included in its latest OS.
Security firm ESET sees the upward growth of mobile attacks, especially against Android devices, to continue this trend for next year.
Despite unfavorable testing scores from multiple security firms, Microsoft's Security Essentials market share sees huge growth.
With Microsoft's focus on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Surface RT in 2012, Mary Jo Foley comments on what Microsoft will be pushing next year.
- By Mary Jo Foley
There's no longer a firm dividing line between IT and development skills -- especially not with Microsoft System Center 2012. Greg Shields explains why.
- By Greg Shields
When detecting new zero-day threats, the free Microsoft antivirus software was only able to catch 64 percent of attacks.
The recent report, contributed by 60 companies, lays out what threats loom in the BYOD landscape and what steps an organization can take to secure itself and employees.
We can't make users happy when we insist that every IT service comes straight from our own datacenter. Now's the time to start thinking of new ways to manage IT.
Developing applications for your SharePoint environment provides efficiency and productivity, but you do have to apply certain controls.
- By Steve Wright, Corey Erkes
Microsoft unveiled the "new Microsoft" without a lot of fanfare. In fact, it was played out in a simple two-page letter to shareholders, rather than the company's typical blowout, big-city event.
Positive or Negative Outlook?
- By Readers of Redmond magazine
The vulnerability only affects client-side users.
The Oracle flaw is being shopped online by an unknown source.
After only using the device for a couple of days, Brien shares some of his initial thoughts on the the Windows RT-based hardware.
As a fan of Windows Phone 7, is there enough in Microsoft's newest mobile platform to justify the switch for Brien?
Discovered vulnerabilities this early in the software's lifecycle should be neither shocking or unexpected.
Attackers could have accessed your account in a matter of minutes.
A French security company has claimed that it's found a security issue in Windows 8. Want to find out what it is? You gotta pay first.
This new scheduling is directly associated with Microsoft's decision to embed Flash into Internet Explorer 10.