Tag: Microsoft Windows

12
Jul

Microsoft Small Business Server Becomes Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Cloud computing is an increasingly important aspect to business continuity. As cloud technology becomes more sophisticated, small-business owners will require more sophisticated solutions. Microsoft has prepared for that. By September 2012, Microsoft Small Business Server will become Windows Server 2012 Essentials, a more affordable, easy-to-use server solution for small businesses. With Windows Server 2012 Essentials,…

11
Jul

It is Microsoft Patch Tuesday

From Naked Security by Sophos As always Microsoft has released a batch of fixes for its products on the second Tuesday of the month. This month there are eight patches for Windows and one for Macintosh. The most awaited fix is MS12-043 that closes a hole in Microsoft XML services that has been exploited in the…

25
Jun

Windows 8 May Challenge Those Using It on Windows 7 Machines

Upgrading to Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system is probably not an absolute necessity for those already using Windows 7. For those who decide they want to upgrade as soon as Windows 8 is offered in wide release, they should know that some Windows 7 machines may make using the new operating system challenging. Tim…

19
Jun

Microsoft Announces New Tablet Computer

Introducing Microsoft Surface! Tablet computers are the latest craze in the computer world. Apple’s iPad is the reigning champion, commanding 62% of the U.S.’s $75 billion tablet market. In an effort to usurp Apple’s position, Microsoft announced Jun. 18, 2012, that it will release two new tablet computers, the Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro,…

15
Jun

Microsoft Takes Proactive Approach to Computer Protection

We’ve heard a lot about what the new Windows 8 operating system has to offer like its Metro interface, super-fast operating speed and dual touchscreen keyboards – one for thumb use and one for regular typing. We’ve also heard that consumers will have to pay extra to play CDs and DVDs with Windows 8. What…

9
Jun

Microsoft to Issue Batch of System Patches

Microsoft gave advanced noticed in a post on the company’s Security Tech Center page that it will issue a security bulletin and patches on Jun. 12, 2012. Seven patches in all will be issued to correct problems that are coded as either critical – the highest security threat level – or important – the second…

5
Jun

Are You Ready for IPv6?

The wait is over. On June 6, 2012, Internet Protocol version 6 will launch. Some companies such as Facebook have already launched IPv6, which replaces IPv4, in production mode. The Internet Society, a global independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards and future development, organized the scheduled launch in response to the World…

4
Jun

Microsoft Ends iPad’s Free Ride

Rumor has it that Microsoft’s Windows 8, once it’s officially released in fall 2012, could give Apple’s iPad a run for its money. In the meantime, Microsoft has thrown an obstacle in the path of iPad users who access Windows 7 via virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). According to Kevin McLaughlin in his article for CRN,…

1
Jun

Microsoft Launches Final Windows 8 Preview

A third Windows 8 Release Preview became available for downloading on May 31, 2012. That same day, in a post on Microsoft’s MSDN blog, Steven Sinofsky announced that this final preview, before the Windows 8 RTM (release to manufacturing), contains the Windows 8 operating system, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 8 apps for connecting to…

31
May

Something to Dislike About Windows 8

lot has been written about what Windows 8 has to offer, but few ever talk about what it lacks. One thing that the Windows 8 operating system will lack is CD and DVD playback capability as a standard component, according to post on Microsoft’s website. Says Microsoft, “For optical disc playback on new Windows 8…

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