Microsoft's newest CEO isn't afraid to shed the confines of the past to shape a new future for the company.
Though vowing standard support for Windows XP has ended, Microsoft made the right call in making an exception with this week's patch.
The fix comes on the heels of attackers actively exploiting the Internet Explorer Flash flaw against Windows XP users.
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While Redmond has been talking up its "One Windows" philosophy for years now, the company is finally in a position to actually deliver.
Microsoft this week warned Windows Server 2012 users against uninstalling older .NET Framework versions.
Microsoft's faster Windows client release cycles may be putting the squeeze on organizations, which also have to keep pace with Windows Server, Visual Studio and tool updates.