Windows 7


Five 'Critical' Patches Planned for Tuesday

After some comparatively light patch rollouts in past months, Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday promises a fuller slate with eight security bulletins.

Conficker's Evil Twin

Plus: An un-'Stirling' roll-out; PCI Compliance is better than no compliance; more.

Windows 7 RC Nears, and There Will Be Pain

Windows 7 beta testers will experience some pain when moving to the release candidate version of the operating system when it comes out, Microsoft officials explained on Tuesday.

Windows 7 Will Have an XP Downgrade Option

Microsoft will permit Windows 7 Professional edition downgrades to Windows XP Professional, according a report by veteran Microsoft watcher Mary-Jo Foley published on Monday.

Microsoft: The Strength to Endure

Microsoft has the stuff to come out of this recession on top.

Microsoft on the Brain

We've got opinions, and we're not afraid to use 'em.

Windows 7: Already Better than Vista?

Early testers reveal a snappier, crisper and far more satisfying desktop effort.

Users Protest XP Support Deadline

Microsoft's decision to end support for Windows XP has IT pros worried.

Microsoft Promoting Touch in Windows 7

Microsoft has devised a Windows Touch Logo Program for its hardware and software partners that are integrating products with Windows 7.

Windows 7 Release Candidate Arriving in May?

Microsoft may be trying to send a message that the next release of Windows 7 will happen in May of this year.

Windows 7 Exams Development Under Way

Microsoft Learning announced some preliminary information on three new MCST-level exams for the upcoming OS.

Windows Home Server Gets Powered Up With PP2

Microsoft's Windows Home Server got a boost with the release of Power Pack 2 (PP2), which became available to Microsoft Developer Network subscribers.

Gartner Outlines Windows 7 Deployment Strategy

IT departments should depart from the usual SP1 milestone when deciding when to deploy Windows 7, according to a Gartner analysis.

Crash! Boom! Bang! Exploit!

The Windows Debugger plug-in explains all. Plus: IE 8 and Safari get taken down a notch; Conficker might be an April Fool's joke; Paladin rolls to the rescue.

Microsoft Rolling Out Windows Azure Improvements

Microsoft described three Windows Azure improvements designed to assist developers using its cloud-based operating system.

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