Microsoft Windows - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2093 en Microsoft may actually be on the right track with Windows 9 http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-may-actually-be-the-right-track-windows-9-241029?source=rss_microsoft_windows <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_Windows_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft may actually be on the right track with Windows 9" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Windows insider Wzor is back, tweeting and posting on the Russian site ru-board.com tantalizing <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/threes-charm-windows-8-patches-could-pave-multiple-paths-windows-9-240633">hin</a></p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:32:39 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 241029 at http://www.infoworld.com You want to replace Windows XP with Linux? Seriously? http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/you-want-replace-windows-xp-linux-seriously-240986?source=rss_microsoft_windows <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/linux_penguin_windows_hp.jpg" alt="You want to replace Windows XP with Linux? Seriously?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Years back, I was very interested in <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source/desktop-linux-ready-mainstream-226">Linux as a desktop OS</a>. Red Hat was my first choice, but I moved on to Caldera, then Ubuntu. Computer Hardware Microsoft Windows Open Source Software Windows XP Linux Microsoft Windows Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 240986 at http://www.infoworld.com Report: New Start menu and free cloud-based Windows to debut this fall http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/report-new-start-menu-and-free-cloud-based-windows-debut-fall-240940?source=rss_microsoft_windows <p>Microsoft will reportedly debut its revamped Start menu -- along with a free, cloud-based version of Windows -- this fall.</p> <p>According to information reportedly authored by Wzor, a Russian blogger notorious for his accurate leaks of Windows information, Microsoft will launch the revised, Windows 7-style Start menu inside of an entirely new Windows release.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows PaaS Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:03:03 +0000 admin 240940 at http://www.infoworld.com Put to the test: Microsoft's Office 365 on the iPad and Mac http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/put-the-test-microsofts-office-365-the-ipad-and-mac-240822?source=rss_microsoft_windows <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/office_365_cloud.jpg" alt="Put to the test: Microsoft's Office 365 on the iPad and Mac" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>For years, the world has been begging Microsoft to release its Office suite for the iPad.</p> Applications Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Microsoft Exchange Microsoft Office 365 Android Mac OS X Microsoft Windows iOS iPad iPhone Email Software Office Software Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 240822 at http://www.infoworld.com KB 2919355: You can't patch the desktop like a phone http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/kb-2919355-you-cant-patch-the-desktop-phone-240878?source=rss_microsoft_windows <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_broken_hp.jpg" alt="KB 2919355: You can't patch a desktop like a phone" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>In sifting through the more than 1,000 Windows 8.1 Update (KB 2919355) complaints and Microsoft's responses, one observation keeps dogging me. Windows 8.1 Update is in many respects being treated as if it were a phone update.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Patch Management Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:28:52 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240878 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft tends to enterprise Windows users -- but kicks consumers to the curb http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-tends-enterprise-windows-users-kicks-consumers-the-curb-240801?source=rss_microsoft_windows <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_broken_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft tends to enterprise Windows users -- but kicks consumers to the curb" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>In the past two days we've seen reports about <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsoft-slashed-windows-xp-custom-support-prices-just-days-axing-public-patches-240623">Microsoft reducing the</a></p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows 8 Windows XP Microsoft Windows Patch Management Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:35:32 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240801 at http://www.infoworld.com Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/windows-xps-retirement-turns-major-security-project-chinese-firm-240688?source=rss_microsoft_windows <p>Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China's leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation.</p> <p>On April 8, Microsoft officially ended support to the OS, meaning that Windows XP users will no longer receive security updates from the company. In preparation, Chinese security vendor Qihoo 360 has been developing its own free "XP Shield" software for Chinese PC users.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Windows XP Microsoft Windows Patch Management Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:55:32 +0000 admin 240688 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft fixes Windows 8.1 Update for corporate WSUS servers http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-fixes-windows-81-update-corporate-wsus-servers-240654?source=rss_microsoft_windows <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_broken_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft removes Windows 8.1 Update from WSUS update servers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Eight days after <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-removes-windows-81-update-wsus-update-servers-240129">yanking the patch</a>, Microsoft <a href="http://blogs.technet.com/b/wsus/archive/2014/04/16/ Microsoft Windows Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:07:47 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240654 at http://www.infoworld.com Three's a charm? Windows 8 patches could pave multiple paths to Windows 9 http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/threes-charm-windows-8-patches-could-pave-multiple-paths-windows-9-240633?source=rss_microsoft_windows <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_Windows_hp.jpg" alt="Three's a charm? Windows 8 patches could pave multiple paths to Windows 9" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Trying to piece together the puzzle created by Microsoft's new patching policy, I was struck by an intriguing thought.</p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Patch Management Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:11:03 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240633 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft slashed Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsoft-slashed-windows-xp-custom-support-prices-just-days-axing-public-patches-240623?source=rss_microsoft_windows <p>Just days before Microsoft retired Windows XP from public support, the company drastically reduced the price of custom support agreements that give large companies and government agencies another year of XP patches, experts reported today.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Patch Management Security Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:45:31 +0000 admin 240623 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft: Let us be your one stop for big data analytics http://www.infoworld.com/t/big-data/microsoft-let-us-be-your-one-stop-big-data-analytics-240587?source=rss_microsoft_windows <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/BigData440x330.jpg" alt="Microsoft: Let us be your one stop for big data analytics " width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>If there was any question that Microsoft wants to be everyone's data analytics shop, the company erased those doubts with <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/microsofts-new-toolset-brings-analytics-ambient-intell Big Data Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows Big Data Microsoft Windows Hadoop Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240587 at http://www.infoworld.com Is Windows 8 development worth the trouble? http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/windows-8-development-worth-the-trouble-240430?source=rss_microsoft_windows <p>Windows 8 has been around for a year-and-a-half, but many developers choose to ignore it. The simple truth is that both Windows 8 desktop applications and Windows Store (Metro) apps for PCs and tablets are few and far between.</p> <p>To get an idea of the level of developer indifference to Windows 8, consider this: according to Microsoft, just 150,000 Windows Store applications for Windows 8 have been developed and are ready to download. That may seem a large number, but it's dwarfed by the more than 1 million tablet and smartphone apps in the Apple and Google stores.</p> Application Development Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows 8 Development Environments Microsoft Windows Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:44:55 +0000 admin 240430 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft puts the squeeze on Windows to shoehorn it into 16GB devices http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsoft-puts-the-squeeze-windows-shoehorn-it-16gb-devices-240410?source=rss_microsoft_windows <p>Microsoft last week revealed how it will squeeze Windows 8.1 onto devices with storage space as small as 16GB to fulfill a promise earlier this year that OEMs could produce low-cost tablets and laptops.</p> <p>The technology Microsoft will use, dubbed "WIM" for "Windows Imaging," is a file-based disk image format introduced in Windows Vista, the OS flop that debuted in 2007. Work on WIM, however, took place during the long -- and oft delayed -- development of "Longhorn," the code name for the project that was originally to produce an operating system in 2004.</p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:41:31 +0000 admin 240410 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft confirms it's dropping Windows 8.1 support http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-confirms-its-dropping-windows-81-support-240407?source=rss_microsoft_windows <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_updates_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft confirms it's dropping Windows 8.1 support" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>In what is surely the most customer-antagonistic move of the new Windows regime, Steve Thomas at Microsoft posted a TechNet article on Saturday stating categorically that <a href="http://blogs.technet.com/b/gladiatormsft/archive/2014/04/ Microsoft Windows Security Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Patch Management Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:15:41 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240407 at http://www.infoworld.com Windows 8.1 Update woes pile up: Errors 80070020, 80073712, 800F081F, 80242FFF, 800F0922 http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/windows-81-update-woes-pile-errors-80070020-80073712-800f081f-80242fff-800f0922-240249?source=rss_microsoft_windows <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_broken_hp.jpg" alt="Windows 8.1 Update woes continue with errors 80070020, 80073712, 800F081F, 80242FFF, and 800F0922" /></div><p>Microsoft released <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/review-windows-81-update-offers-olive-branch-mouse-users-238596">Windows 8.1 Update</a> a little less than 48 hours ago, and users' cries of pain fill the air.</p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:06:40 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240249 at http://www.infoworld.com Update your Windows 8.1 Update -- you're missing KB 2934018 http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/update-your-windows-81-update-youre-missing-kb-2934018-240174?source=rss_microsoft_windows <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_hp.jpg" alt="Update your Windows 8.1 Update -- you're missing KB 2934018" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>If you installed Windows 8.1 Update from the MSDN download provided by Microsoft last week, you didn't get the same set of patches that are currently being distributed on Windows Update/Microsoft Update.</p> Microsoft Windows Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:06:23 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240174 at http://www.infoworld.com Is Windows Update's huge Visio 2013 patch a joke? http://www.infoworld.com/t/patch-management/windows-updates-huge-visio-2013-patch-joke-240140?source=rss_microsoft_windows <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_hp.jpg" alt="Is Windows Update's huge Visio 2013 patch a joke?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>What in the world is going on with Microsoft's Visio?</p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Microsoft Windows Patch Management Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240140 at http://www.infoworld.com Why I won't miss Windows XP http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/why-i-wont-miss-windows-xp-239960?source=rss_microsoft_windows <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_curtains_hp.jpg" alt="Why I won't miss Windows XP" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I never hated <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/146882/the-revolution-was-windows-xp-239598">Windows XP</a> -- I really didn't. I thought it was a great OS, albeit a bit cartoony for my tastes. Microsoft Windows Windows XP Microsoft Windows Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 239960 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft Patch Tuesday bids adieu to Windows XP http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/microsoft-patch-tuesday-bids-adieu-windows-xp-240131?source=rss_microsoft_windows <p>This month's "Patch Tuesday" includes the final round of security fixes Microsoft will issue for Windows XP, potentially leaving millions that continue to use the OS open to attack.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Patch Management Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 240131 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft removes Windows 8.1 Update from WSUS update servers http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-removes-windows-81-update-wsus-update-servers-240129?source=rss_microsoft_windows <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_broken_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft removes Windows 8.1 Update from WSUS update servers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>It looks like Microsoft didn't test Windows 8.1 Update's installer thoroughly enough.</p> Microsoft Windows Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:27:25 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240129 at http://www.infoworld.com