Microsoft’s new patching policy may be an IT pro’s nightmare

As of the latest Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has done away with letting PC and business users decide which patches they want to download. 

Windows users: Time to disable QuickTime

Apple has announced that it will no longer update QuickTime for Windows users. That means it’s time to relegate the software to the garbage bin of technology. 

Outdated servers are abundant

The end of Windows Server 2003 didn’t get nearly as much attention as that of XP – either from the media or IT pros. 

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. 

Windows flaw highlights insider threat risk

A serious privilege escalation flaw has been found in all supported versions of Windows. Here’s what it could mean for businesses – and why you need to patch your systems immediately. 

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.  

Are you ready for the end of Windows XP support?

There’s now less than one year before Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP support. And by the look of it, many companies could be open to serious security risks when it happens. 

Businesses sticking with XP because of legacy apps, survey says

Support for Windows XP will end in just over a year, but many businesses are still clinging to the old OS. Why are IT departments so reluctant to upgrade? 

Why IT will hate Windows 8

Microsoft recently launched the Windows 8 Release Preview. What do early reviews say about the upcoming operating system? That depends on whether it’s installed on a tablet or a PC. 

5 Windows 8 features IT should know about

While much of the discussion regarding the upcoming Windows 8 has dealt with the operating system’s radically different, tablet-centric interface, there are other features worth knowing about for IT departments.