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

LulzSec Is Back; Anonymous Targets Imperva

Hacker collective LulzSec, six of whose members were arrested earlier this month, will resume active operation April 1, according to a video posted on YouTube.

Microsoft Pushes Metro on Win 8 Developers

Fitting into the Metro style of Windows 8 will make things easier on end users, developers say of Microsoft's message.

Microsoft: Don't Hate on IE 10

Microsoft says its latest version of Internet Explorer clears out a lot of clutter and creates a more immersive browser experience when paired with Windows 8's touch environment.

Microsoft Offers Credits for 'Leap Day' Azure Outage

To make up for a string of outages that were caused by a software bug in its Azure cloud services Microsoft is granting affected customers a credit.

Windows 8 Reviews: A Roundup

Early reviews of Windows 8 describe it variously as speedy and elegant to unintuitive, with a learning curve that may be worth it.

Burning Questions the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Should Answer

When Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available Wednesday it should answer questions that the earlier developers' preview didn't.

Expert: Microsoft Has Itself to Blame in Browser-Privacy Flap

Microsoft is pointing fingers at Google and Facebook for circumventing the privacy mechanism baked into Internet Explorer, but the real problem lies in its own failure to implement the P3P privacy standard well, an expert says.

Citrix Simplifies Cloud Service Management

Citrix is shipping a new version of its cloud management software CloudStack that makes it simpler for service providers and large businesses to manage and provision cloud services.

VMware Makes It Easier to Wholesale Clouds

VMware has introduced a new software platform that makes it easier for service providers to wholesale their cloud-services infrastructure to other providers.

Upcoming Microsoft CRM Clients Promise Productivity, Mobility

The productivity of salespeople could jump with the upcoming release of native Microsoft Dynamics CRM applications for specific mobile platforms.

Armored-Truck Company Entrusts Tracking Software to Windows Azure Cloud

U.K.-based cash-transport firm G4S is trusting the security of Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud service to keep safe the application that tracks where the money is as it travels to and from customers and the company's vaults in armored trucks.

HTC Android Fix Delayed for Some

Some users of HTC Android phones will have to wait until next week to get a fix for a problem that could leak access info to Wi-Fi networks.

Microsoft Researchers Say Anonymized Data Isn't So Anonymous

Data routinely gathered in Web logs - IP address, cookie ID, operating system, browser type, user-agent strings - can threaten online privacy because they can be used to identify the activity of individual machines, Microsoft researchers say.

Obama Website Crushed by Republicans' When It Comes to Download Speeds

If the presidential election were determined by how fast the candidates' Web pages download, President Obama would lose to any of his Republican challengers.

HTC Android Phones Can Leak Wi-Fi Passwords

A group of HTC Android phones is susceptible to an exploit that can steal Wi-Fi credentials and passwords and send them to attackers.