- April 16, 2014
IT pros can now install the Windows 8.1 Update but are not forced to do so before next month's Patch Tuesday. In a blog post issued by Microsoft, the company said it extended the time frame for IT ...
- April 09, 2014
Enterprises excited to get their hands on the latest Windows 8.1 improvements -- including features focused on easing keyboard-and-mouse usage -- might have to wait a bit longer. Microsoft pulled ...
- April 08, 2014
An RTF exploit gets patched for Microsoft Office in this month's Patch Tuesday update. Plus, Microsoft updates server and client OSes.
- April 08, 2014
This is a busy week for Microsoft releases. In addition to delivering the latest Patch Tuesday updates, the company delivered Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) 2.0, a stand-alone tool that ...
- April 03, 2014
It's another light month of security updates, but admins should be aware that this is the last month to receive some of those updates. In its advance security notification, Microsoft said it would ...
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- April 02, 2014
In our monthly feature, we bring you the most-read content from the previous month and share it with you. For March, our readers were interested in the latest Patch Tuesday updates, how Hyper-V ...
- April 01, 2014
Microsoft will lower its Azure cloud prices to match price cuts made by AWS and Google, but is it enough to attract new customers?
- March 28, 2014
When Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium rolls out next month, cloud users will have granular access controls, single sign-on and more.
- March 11, 2014
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday updates include fixes for Internet Explorer and DirectShow. Plus, Windows XP support nears its end.
- March 06, 2014
Admins will have a light number of security updates to apply for this month's Patch Tuesday. In its advance security notification, Microsoft said it will release five security updates in this ...
- March 03, 2014
In our monthly feature, we highlight the content that's been most popular with our readers and share it with you. For February, Windows Server admins were interested in new Microsoft CEO Satya ...
- February 11, 2014
As incoming CEO Satya Nadella gets accustomed to new roles and responsibilities, there are five things he should do to make an impact.
- February 11, 2014
February's Patch Tuesday from Microsoft delivered three critical bulletins, including a 24-vulnerability Internet Explorer patch.
- February 06, 2014
Update (Feb. 10): Microsoft released two additional bulletins to be included in February's Patch Tuesday cycle. The two security updates are marked as critical and will address remote code ...
- February 04, 2014
Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella brings technical expertise to the helm, but can he provide a roadmap that offers IT pros reason for optimism rather than continued frustration?