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Microsoft's .NET Framework security updates further effort to phase out RC4 encryption

The company advises customers to stop using the RC4 cipher in TLS connections because of known weaknesses in the algorithm

Hands-on: Windows 8.1's Windows Store refresh makes finding great apps far easier

Microsoft just released a new look for the Windows Store that the company says will make it easier to find great apps for your Windows devices.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday gives attackers a roadmap to XP vulnerabilities

Microsoft has issued eight bulletins that fix 13 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Office

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Windows 8.1 users: Download latest version by June 10 to continue getting patches

Microsoft offers another month of patches to Windows 8.1 users who haven't updated.

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Rush to defend against Heartbleed leads to mistakes with certificates, patches

Some reissued SSL certificates use the same vulnerable key as the ones they replace, and some sites moved to a vulnerable version of OpenSSL

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Microsoft backs down, will fix Internet Explorer vulnerability—even on Windows XP

Like a patient parent, Microsoft protects its Windows XP children just this once, even though the company officially ended support almost a month ago. But Microsoft still really wants you to upgrade your OS.

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Windows XP refuses to go down without a fight

Support ends, usage dips, but XP users are still legion.

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IE zero day is the first sign of the XPocalypse

The browser vulnerability is just the first of many to come in the post-Microsoft support era.

Critical zero-day endangers all versions of Internet Explorer—and XP isn't getting a fix

It didn't take long for all the barking about the death of Windows XP to gain some teeth.

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Microsoft CEO Nadella to Wall Street: 'We want Windows to be ubiquitous'

In his first earnings call, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella seemed willing to try try new things as Microsoft pushes to build a stronger Windows ecosystem.

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The Windows 8.1 Start menu could show up this summer

We know for certain that the Start menu is coming back to Windows 8.1. But when that will happen is still a mystery that has the rumor mill working overtime.

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Report: New Start menu and free cloud-based Windows to debut this fall

A report allegedly from a notorious Windows leaker claims a free, Windows-as-a-service will debut this fall, called Windows Cloud.

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Buy once, play anywhere: First universal Windows apps hit Microsoft app stores

"Buy once, play anywhere" comes to Microsoft's ecosystem.