Microsoft's release of the first Windows 10 Technical Preview this week shows signs that the company's effort to unify the fragmented OS for PCs, tablets and phones delivered with Windows 8.x is coming to life, but not yet an exponential leap forward.
Microsoft's effort to unify Windows is showing progress but the first preview of Windows 10 comes with use of the famous Charms, introduced in Windows 8, only for those using touch. It remains to be seen whether they'll resurface for mouse users.
Vendor consolidation is leading IT pros to favor fewer players, according to this year's annual Redmond Third-Party Reader's Choice Awards.
As enterprise IT pros face a business imperative to support the management and analysis of Big Data, Microsoft has embraced the call with the latest evolution of SQL Server, support for NoSQL and Hadoop. The changes promise to alter the role of the traditional DBA.
Microsoft pitched the business side of Windows 10 today after announcing the upcoming operating system at a San Francisco press event.
Microsoft's next major Windows release will be called "Windows 10."
Microsoft indicated this week that the patch cycle for Windows 8.x and Windows Server 2012 R.x systems follows a different approach than in the past.
The longer you use the Windows Server tool, the more uses you'll find for it.
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From Cortana integration to the return of the Start Menu, here are some of the rumors circulating online about Microsoft's next OS.
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The pulled item marks the third month in a row in which Microsoft has had to address issues with its monthly security update.
Microsoft will hold a press event on Sept. 30 to describe its next Windows release, code-named "Threshold."
More than four months after Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP, Windows 8 has finally overtaken the unsupported OS, according to Web site analytics firm StatCounter.
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This month's offering includes one "critical" and three "important" bulletins that look to fix 42 different flaws.
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Native third-party support tops the list.