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Microsoft is still looking to boost PC and tablet sales with a refresh of Windows, and the next expectations are on a 2013 refresh dubbed 'Blue.'
Microsoft Tuesday re-released a security update that had crashed customers' PCs and crippled the machines with endless reboots, saying that the revised patch is now safe to install.
Microsoft has filed a patent application for a new method of browsing through open windows on the desktop that builds on an older, now-abandoned feature in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
If you're an active user of Outlook, SkyDrive, Office Web Apps, or other Microsoft services, you may want to add two-step verification for an extra layer of security.
A new development version of Windows 8.1, aka Windows Blue, was leaked this week on P2P sites.
Microsoft's Windows Blue update coming this summer may allow users to access the desktop version of Windows.
A pair of reports have Microsoft considering a boot-to-desktop option in Windows Blue, an update to Windows 8 that's expected to arrive this summer.
Even if Windows XP's retirement won't stem the dramatic drop in PC sales, Microsoft is likely to reap more revenue from the disappearance of XP than will system builders, as many customers will do in-place upgrades to Windows 7 on current hardware.
Microsoft has amended a security update containing a patch that reportedly caused errors in some third-party software.
Microsoft is said to be planning a 7-inch version of its Surface tablet to help it compete with similar size devices from Apple and Google.
Microsoft has released the latest version of its Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) suite of IT management tools, an upgrade that deepens its ability to manage Windows 8 PC deployments.
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 kicked off a new promotion aimed at Windows XP customers, who have just one year to ditch the 12-year-old OS before it's retired from support.
Microsoft will ship nine security updates next week, two rated "critical," to patch Internet Explorer, Windows, SharePoint Server, Office Web Apps, and the company's anti-malware software in Windows 8 and RT.
Even if you'd never lay a finger on a Mac, you have to admit these Apple-made features would rock on a Windows PC.