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Tim Greene covers Microsoft for Network World and writes the Mostly Microsoft blog.

Windows 8 Roundup: Browser Makers Gripe; HP, Lenovo Sign On

Microsoft is taking heat from browser rivals about banishing them from some Windows 8 tablets, while other vendors announce platforms for Windows 8.

MIT Business School Grapples With Virtualization

MIT's Sloan School of Management has embraced virtualized desktops as a way to meet user needs and streamline operations, but the IT staff accepts that finding just the right mix of hardware and software is an ongoing challenge.

Remember Windows Live? Forget It

Microsoft's web-based email and messaging services to be tightly integrated with Windows 8.

Symantec: Small-company Security Problems Can Threaten Large Corporate Nets

Symantec says stepping-stone attacks exploit business-partner relationships.

Microsoft: Two Basic Security Steps Might Have Stopped Conficker

If businesses and consumers stuck to security basics, they could have avoided all cases of Conficker worm infection detected on 1.7 million systems by Microsoft researchers in the last half of 2011.

Nuke the Box: Push Underway to Clean up 300,000 PCs With DNS Virus

PR campaign underway to clean up computers infected with DNSChanger viruses that divert victims' traffic to sites that can further exploit the machines.

Identity Theft: When Millions of Dead People Apply for Credit Cards

Seems that the threat of identity theft doesn't end, even with death.

Microsoft Windows RT Tablets Will Be More Security Friendly Than IPad, Android Devices

Newly announced capability can check the devices for compliance with corporate policies.

New Microsoft Tool Maintains Windows User Settings in Virtual Environments

Apps stay customized no matter how users tap into them.

Whoops! Check Point Lets Checkpoint.com Expire

Security company's website disappears for 23 minutes.

Windows 8 Update: Back up Windows Server 8 to the Cloud

Microsoft is offering free tests of online backup for Windows Server 8 via its Azure cloud storage service, which could be a convenient way to protect data.

Microsoft Battles the Bots

Zeus botnet server takedowns and other small victories in Microsoft's crusade help keep the web safer, but only for a while.

Wanted: Windows 8 Developers

Interested in hands-on help in creating Metro style apps for Microsoft's new operating system? Microsoft has a free one-day developer camp just for you.

Windows 8 Carries Heavy Expectations

Dell's counting on Windows tablets, and so are analysts looking for a market boost. But questions of availability and early critiques remain.

Windows 8 Tablets: Just as Crisp as the iPad's Retina?

Windows 8 specs include displays that are even sharper than Apple's fabled Retina display, which Apple claims is as clear as the human eye is capable of seeing.