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Microsoft Improves CHKDSK Utility in Windows 8

With Windows 8, the CHKDSK utility gets better.

Windows Server 2012 To Come With RDS Improvements

Microsoft said improved Remote Desktop Services will roll out along with Windows Server 2012.

3 Critical RCE Fixes in May Security Patch

Microsoft's May security update includes three bulletin items classified "critical" and four "important."

May Security Update To Come with Critical Office Fix

Microsoft's May Patch Tuesday offering will feature three "critical" and four "important" bulletin items targeting 23 vulnerabilities.

Quest Tools Aimed at Easing Exchange Online, Office 365 Migration Challenges

Quest Software announced two new migration solutions for organizations moving to Exchange Online and Office 365.

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 Released

Version 4 comes with improved detection capabilities, automatic remediation and a streamlined interface.



Microsoft Reminds Organizations of Conficker Risk

The Conficker worm should continue to be a top concern in enterprise security -- even though there hasn't been a new variant seen in the wild in over two years -- according to Microsoft. 

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 'Release Preview' Coming in June

The next test version of Windows 8, called a "release preview," will arrive in the first week of June.

Skydrive Receives Improvements

Along with a new limit to the amount of free storage space provided, Microsoft on Monday announced improvements to SkyDrive.

App Cloud Management Service for Windows RT Devices Announced

Devices running Windows RT (or Windows 8 on ARM hardware) can be used for both personal and business purposes.

Microsoft Announces System Center 2012 and 'Windows Server 2012'

Microsoft's code-named Windows Server 8 solution now has the official product name of "Windows Server 2012," which was announced today at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS).

Microsoft Office 15, SharePoint 15: Early 2013

Microsoft reporter Mary Jo Foley looks more closely at a product roadmap that Microsoft released to partners last year. In it, Office and SharePoint look to be released early next year.

Microsoft Retools Certification Program for Cloud Skills

Microsoft Learning revives older designations in a reinvention of the certification program that addresses cloud skills.

4 'Critical' Fixes Included in Microsoft's April Security Update

Six bulletins patching 11 flaws is the order for this month's Microsoft update.

Mainstream Support for Windows Vista Ends

This month marks the passing of a few Windows and Office product lifecycle milestones.

6 Bulletin Items Announced Ahead of April's Microsoft Security Update

Microsoft will release six bulletin items in its April security update, according to the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.

System Center 2012 Released to Volume Licensees

According to a news report, Microsoft's System Center 2012 was released to volume licensing customers yesterday.

Report: Office 365 Not Always the Lowest Cost Option

An industry-sponsored report released this month questions whether Microsoft's hosted offerings always represent the lowest cost option vs. other Microsoft-stack approaches.

Military Dating Site Info Leak by New LulzSec Group

Usernames and passwords of 170,937 subscribers to a military online dating service leaked online Sunday. A group calling itself "LulzSec Reborn" has claimed responsibility.

IE 10 Takes Protected Mode Up a Notch

Windows 8 beta testers who are also looking at IE 10 will eventually run into a new feature, called "enhanced protected mode."