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Fri, March 07, 2014 - Microsoft has launched a new website to "tell the untold story" of something it believes changed the history of Windows security and indeed Microsoft itself - the Software Development Lifecycle or plain 'SDL' for short.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - CIOs who haven't moved their companies from Windows XP by now ought to be fired, some people think, but those who haven't and are still on the job have options for saving their bacon.
Wed, March 05, 2014 - It's time to give Windows 8's modern-style apps some respect. Admittedly, some Windows Store apps are inferior to their desktop cousins. But many others take advantage of the full-screen modern (also known as "Metro") interface to provide a different and better experience. With an open mind and a little TLC, your Start screen can be a great resource. Here are four ways you can get the most out of modern apps.
Wed, March 05, 2014 - Without updates after April 8 Windows XP is expected to fall prey to any number of zero-day attacks for which Microsoft will provide no defense, but there are some things die-hard XP users can do to make their machines safer.
Tue, March 04, 2014 - Are you still using Windows XP? In its latest Threat Report, security vendor F-Secure warns that a powerful zero-day attack against Windows XP is a matter of when--not if--and provides some guidance for those stalwart (or foolhardy) PC warriors who plan to ignore theA April 8 "XPocalypse"A when Microsoft support for the OS officially expires.
Tue, March 04, 2014 - Lowering the price of an operating system upgrade boosts its uptake five-fold, but pushing it out for free speeds uptake as much as 12 times, data from an analytics company shows.
Tue, March 04, 2014 - Three quarters of Windows security vulnerabilities in 2013 were connected to non-Microsoft programs that often lack adequate patching mechanisms, an analysis by security firm Secunia has found.
Mon, March 03, 2014 - Microsoft today said it has not changed the end-of-support policy for Windows XP users in China, and will still cut off those customers -- as it will others around the world -- from security patches after April 8.
Mon, March 03, 2014 - For the second month in a row, Windows XP and Windows 8 defied their maker's wishes, as XP, which Microsoft just wants to go away, gained user share, and Windows 8, the OS Microsoft hopes will fuel sales of new devices, flatlined in February, an analytics firm reported.
Mon, March 03, 2014 - Microsoft is making a special exception in the way it retires Windows XP in China, and will continue offering security support for the OS to users in the nation.
Sun, March 02, 2014 - Microsoft grossly overestimated the loyalty of those it thought were its most steadfast customers when it asked them to help get friends and family members to dump Windows XP, a corporate communications expert said.
Fri, February 28, 2014 - If you can't cut the Windows XP cord completely, here's how to keep your computer as safe as possible once security patches go buh-bye.
Thu, February 27, 2014 - Pitchforks and torches in hand, Chrome users take to discussion forum to assail what they see as hand-holding and nanny-ism.
Wed, February 26, 2014 - Microsoft delivered the first service pack for Office 2013 on Tuesday, making good on a promise last year to ship the update in early 2014 and synchronizing its release with prior editions' initial service packs