- March 05, 2012
By the time Windows Server 8 is generally available, you'll likely be as tired of hearing about it as you are about the Republican primary candidates. But right now, just five days after the beta ...
- March 01, 2012
Microsoft finally made the leap on Leap Day, delivering the first Windows Server 8 beta containing dozens of enhanced features across the product.
- February 29, 2012
See below for our Storify of the Windows 8 launch. Note: Due to some compatibility issues with Internet Explorer, the Storify might not show up; view it at Storify's website here. [View the story ...
- February 29, 2012
Today, Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and the Windows Server 8 beta. Looking to be among the first to tinker with the new bits? Here are the download links. We'll have an ...
- February 28, 2012
As you've no doubt heard by now, Microsoft will launch the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Wednesday at an invitation-only event during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While there will ...
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- February 24, 2012
In addition to unveiling the Windows 8 Consumer Preview at a February 29 event during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft will also launch the Windows Server 8 beta on that day, ...
- February 20, 2012
Admins and developers watching the clock can breathe a sigh of relief as Microsoft released an update that extends the expiration date of Windows 8 previews.
- February 14, 2012
Microsoft sent admins a Valentine's bouquet of fixes for 21 vulnerabilities this month, with a focus on Windows Server 2008 R2 and desktop Windows.
- February 14, 2012
When it comes to online discussions of Microsoft and Windows, negativity is pretty much the norm. If you've read any articles recently about a new Microsoft feature or product, this should come as ...
- February 10, 2012
Microsoft may not be able to patch that hole in admins' hearts on Tuesday, but it will take care of a number of other vulnerable spots. According to an advance notice, the company's next security ...
- February 08, 2012
Microsoft is lucky it's a leap year. In December, the company promised to have the public beta version of Windows 8 available by the end of February. Today, we learned that release (now dubbed the ...
- January 31, 2012
Admins have more options with the System Center product, as Microsoft this week introduced a configuration support tool and an add-on that helps private cloud administration.
- January 30, 2012
Will IT shops soon be using System Center and Windows Server to control and update enterprise applications on employee smartphones and tablets? One analyst thinks that could be the case in the near ...
- January 19, 2012
Microsoft divulged details about its new file system, ReFS, built on the foundation of NTFS, this week.
- January 18, 2012
The latest version of Microsoft’s management tool has VMware’s offerings in its sights, but it will need Windows Server 8 and Hyper-V 3.0 to complete the private cloud picture.