Microsoft could be planning to entice users of older Windows editions by offering free upgrades to "Windows 9" next year.
The Surface Pro 3 is now available with an Intel Core i3 processor for $799, along with i7-based systems for compute- and graphics-intensive usage.
IT pros may have been caught flat footed when it came to migrating client machines off Windows XP, according to an industry survey.
With Microsoft posting strong revenue and earnings growth of its datacenter wares, CEO Satya Nadella explained to analysts his vision for Windows supporting apps across all devices.
The test sent many security software offerings through a gauntlet to measure protection, useability and performance. Three received a perfect score of 30.
Media reports on Monday pointed to a possible confirmation of a rumored Windows 8.1 Update 2 release, coming next month.
Microsoft's Day 3 keynote talk at its Worldwide Partner Conference offered a recap on where Microsoft is taking its Windows and Windows Phone operating system platforms.
While the InstallShield flaw currently has a limited workaround, there's no word on whether the Dell problem is further being investigated by Microsoft.
Microsoft's operating system market position has slipped to 14 percent worldwide, when mobile devices are included in the estimate.
Microsoft announced on Friday that it has "launched" a custom portal technology for organizations called "Windows Apportals."
The update will prevent the spoofed certificates from being used in man-in-the-middle attacks.
Microsoft's monthly security update comes with fixes for 29 flaws and includes three updated security advisories.
The preview of the next release of Windows could come this fall, sources have told Mary Jo Foley, and it will include an improved version of the legacy classic Win32 environment.