Conflicting policies on how and when to address patches left IT with the possibility of a zero-day attack. The cause of that gap in protection: Microsoft and Google didn’t quite see eye-to-eye on when patches need to be made available.
There are plenty of headlines this week that are trying to shock and scare IT by screaming that Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7. That’s not actually true – but the OS has reached a milestone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not often that you’ll see this advice: Make sure you don’t update Windows.
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.
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.
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.