Industry analysts say the move is good news from the company, which has been tarnished since its troubled initial public offering in May.
The operating system isn't the PC-centric product it has been since its inception -- it is a multi-platform offering that goes farther than anything either Apple or Google has attempted.
Microsoft Friday released an emergency patch for Internet Explorer to stymie active attacks that have been exploiting a bug in the browser, finishing a job it started only Monday.
Microsoft released MS12-063 out-of-band to address IE zero-day flaws, and a crucial update for IE10.
Microsoft has issued a one-click security workaround for Internet Explorer as a stopgap measure until the company releases a full security update for its Web browser on Friday.
Researchers from security vendor AlienVault have identified a variant of a recently discovered Internet Explorer exploit that is used to infect targeted computers with the PlugX remote access Trojan program.
Switching browsers will protect you from the current Internet Explorer zero-day exploits, but it's not a silver bullet security solution.
Microsoft and security vendors offer advice to guard against zero-day exploits targeting Internet Explorer.
Despite previously saying Windows 8 would not be updated until the end of October, Microsoft is working on a patch for critical flaws in the Flash Player in IE10.