It's more than the legitimate concerns about cost, compatibility and execution -- it comes down to the role of the operating system itself.
- By Greg Shields
Microsoft on Monday announced that it had rolled out two "new" security baselines for use with its Security Compliance Management tool, plus new setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8.
One year after formally releasing its Windows 7 desktop operating system, Microsoft is making note that adoption among enterprises is exceeding expectations.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
The release candidate version of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 can now be downloaded.
An industry-sponsored survey of IT professionals found that just four percent have deployed Microsoft Office 2010, although interest remains high in the productivity suite.
Hewlett-Packard's long-awaited slate PC is now available but with a different target audience than originally planned.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Software security provider Symantec commissioned a study on Windows 7 migration experiences that was published this month.
Microsoft on Tuesday released a new beta test version of its desktop virtualization solution for organizations.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer went to Europe this week to help sell the Internet cloud, a key Microsoft business area.
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.