Microsoft's work on the Surface tablet will benefit - not alienate - its hardware partners, according to Peter S. Klein, Microsoft's chief financial officer.
(3 months and 10 days ago)
The countdown for Microsoft to end support of Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 has already started, and the two mobile operating systems could be orphaned as soon as the second half of 2014, according to Microsoft's own support calendar. The Microsoft Product Lifecycle support page indicates Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 are already past their lifecyle start dates. According to the...
(2 months and 8 days ago)
Filed under: Investing Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO, Steve Ballmer once said, "The launch of Windows 8 is the beginning of a new era at Microsoft. Investments we've made over a number of years are now coming together to create a future of exceptional devices and services, with tremendous opportunity for our customers, developers, and partners." All of that sounded great...
(1 month and 18 days ago)
Microsoft announced Thursday it will deliver seven security updates next week, four of them rated “critical,” to patch Internet Explorer (IE), Windows, Office, SharePoint Server and the Silverlight media software. March’s Patch Tuesday collection will be significantly smaller than last month’s, when Microsoft issued a dozen updates that patched a near-record 57...
(2 months and 19 days ago)
Microsoft has announced that it will end support for Windows Phone 8 devices in 2014 - just six months after the mobile OS was launched. The first Windows 8 phones went on sale at the end of 2012, but Microsoft has already placed owners on notice that they won't be current forever. In a note on its website the company said support for Windows Phone 7.8 and 8 will end on...
(2 months and 8 days ago)
If you’ve been holding out hope for a 7-inch tablet running Windows 8, you may soon get your wish. Recent Microsoft policy changes, leaked software builds, and supply chain rumors suggest it’s not a matter of if a small-fry Windows 8 tablet is headed your way, but when. Microsoft recently made a change to its hardware certification program that lowers the minimum allowable...
(1 month and 25 days ago)
In just one year, on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will stop delivering security updates for Windows XP, the second most popular operating system in the world. Microsoft issued several blog posts Monday urging businesses to get out before it was too late. “You should take action to move off of Windows XP,” Microsoft said Monday. “After April 8, 2014, there will be no new...
(1 month and 14 days ago)
Filed under: Investing Following a big, bold bet on first-party tablets, a Surface Phone simply seems inevitable. If it is pursuing such a device, Microsoft is playing it close to the chest. At AllThingsD's Dive Into Mobile conference earlier this week, Windows Phone exec Terry Myerson downplayed the idea of the software giant jumping directly into the smartphone hardware...
(1 month and 6 days ago)
Acer president Jim Wong has been highly critical of Microsoft and the Windows 8 operating system over the past year. The executive previously bashed the company for its Surface tablet and failed marketing of Windows 8 devices. Microsoft recently confirmed that it is working on Windows 8.1, codenamed Windows Blue, which will be an update that includes various software...
(15 days ago)
In addition to covering Windows and Internet Explorer, Microsoft's latest monthly batch of patches covers the widely used Exchange Server, both the Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 editions. "Microsoft delivered a monster sized patch this month ... It's enough to make your head spin," wrote Andrew Storms, director of security operations for security firm...
(3 months and 11 days ago)
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