Microsoft’s next end of life might come without options

When an end-of-life deadline hits popular products or services, companies usually face one of two options: Upgrade or pay for extended support. But at least one high-ranking executive theorizes that option may not exist for Windows Server 2003 customers. 

Windows 8.1 finally beats out XP … barely

It’s a tale of two OSs: One that almost no one likes, and another that just refuses to die. And now it’s reached a strange new chapter. 

Office 365 offers unlimited cloud storage

Both business and personal subscribers to Microsoft’s Office 365 are about to receive a huge expansion to their cloud storage. It’s going from one terabyte to unlimited space. 

What Windows 9 … uh, 10 … means for business

The biggest surprise of yesterday’s launch of the new Windows operating system wasn’t just that they skipped a number. It was that Microsoft has absorbed all the criticism of Windows 8, and is ready to put out an operating system it’s hoping businesses will fall in love with.

Microsoft pulls back killer patch, urges IT to follow

It’s not often that you’ll see this advice: Make sure you don’t update Windows.  

Internet Explorer to get the Windows XP treatment

Get ready: End-of-life for some popular versions of Internet Explorer will soon arrive just as it did for Windows XP. While it’s an easier fix than the defunct operating system, it could bring some headaches. 

Is Internet Explorer a hacker’s best friend?

Today’s cyberattacks aren’t the smash-and-grab tactics used in the past. Attackers are increasingly focused on acting on good intelligence for well-planned attacks – and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) is a favorite tool. 

Companies with Windows 7 users must take this step now

Microsoft’s ever-confusing update policy just got a little more cloudy. If users don’t apply a recent update, they could soon find themselves locked out of Internet Explorer security patches. 

Microsoft issues record-breaking IE patches

On an otherwise quiet Patch Tuesday in June, Microsoft issued its single largest patch to a program ever. The update addresses 59 security issues in various versions of its flagship browser, Internet Explorer. 

Zero-day affects most popular version of Internet Explorer

Generally, vendors like to keep security flaws under wraps. Once notified, they’ll work on a fix and patch it before it can make news. But it’s been seven long months since a flaw was discovered in Internet Explorer 8 – and many are wondering Microsoft will ever do anything about it.