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Microsoft SIR: Windows XP 4 Times Higher Infection Rate

Microsoft's 15th Security Intelligence Report (SIR) found that those running XP were more than four times likely to be infected than those systems running Windows 8.

Survey: Enterprises Slow To Adopt Sharepoint Online

According to a recent Forrester Research survey, corporations have been slow to move to Microsoft's cloud-based SharePoint Online service.

Windows 8.1 Breakdown from Microsoft's Engineering Team

Engineers that worked on Windows 8.1 answered questions online about Windows 8.1.

Windows 8.1 Update Now Available

Microsoft has released its Windows 8.1 update as a free download for Windows 8 users.

Microsoft's October Patch Includes 'Critical' IE Fix

October marks the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft's first Patch Tuesday.

Increased Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Movement Expected

IT departments are facing a hybrid cloud future and need to move more toward a services broker role within organizations, according to Gartner Inc.



Top 10 IT Trends

Gartner Inc.released a list of 10 trends for IT professionals will be focused on over the next five years.

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

The Windows Azure-based multifactor authentication service launched as a product last week.

CSA Launches Security Certification Program

The CSA, joined by BSI Group, on Thursday said it will offer the STAR Certification program. 

Exchange Currently Not Supported on Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 can't properly run any versions of Exchange yet, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft Warns of Newly Discovered Zero-Day Internet Explorer Flaw

According to Microsoft's Security Advisory (2887505), released on Tuesday, the company is investigating active exploits that are currently targeting Internet Explorer 8 and 9 users.

Microsoft Runs Into September Patch Problems

Microsoft's September patch release ran into quite a few issues. One problem was associated with a nonsecurity update (KB2817630) for Microsoft Office 2013 that caused an Outlook folder pane to disappear.

FBI Requests BitLocker Backdoor from Microsoft Engineers

In an interview conducted by Mashable, a news and lifestyle publication, Peter Biddle, head engineer during BitLocker's creation, said he was approached by federal agents and asked to create a backdoor in Microsoft's encryption software.

Gartner Releases Windows 8.1 Upgrade Advice for Enterprises

According to a talk by Gartner Inc., IT will need a three-approach plan when upgrading to Windows 8.1

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure Cache Service Preview

Microsoft announced on Tuesday a preview of a new distributed cache service for Azure-hosted applications.

Master-Level Certificate Programs Cut by Microsoft

Effective Oct. 1, exams for the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM), Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) certificates will end.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Reaches RTM Status

Microsoft today announced that Windows Server 2012 R2 has been released to manufacturers (RTM).

Third-Party Windows XP Security Update Service Announced

Arkoon Network Security has announced its ExtendedXP product will be available this fall for those organizations that want to stick with the aging OS.

PowerShell for Lync Online Now Available

Microsoft announced the release of a module that enables Lync Online management via PowerShell scripting commands.

SQL Server AlwaysOn Support Coming to Windows Azure

In an announcement made on Monday, Microsoft announced five Windows Azure improvements, including support for SQL Server AlwaysOn.