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Thursday, 12 Jul 2012

Microsoft Advises Users of Windows 7 and Vista to Disable Desktop Gadgets

Microsoft Advises Users of Windows 7 and Vista to Disable Desktop Gadgets

In a security advisory released yesterday, Microsoft advised Windows 7 and Vista users to disable their Windows Sidebar and Gadgets. The company warned that insecure gadgets could be used to run arbitrary code on a computer. Read on to find out how to secure your affected system.

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012

Windows Server 2012 - A Quick Peek

Windows Server 2012 - A Quick Peek

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 RTM and availability dates have just been announced. While we've reported on a number of highlights from Windows 8, this time round we share a few aspects from Windows Server 2012.

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012

Microsoft Acquires Perceptive Pixel, Shows it's Serious about Touch

Microsoft Acquires Perceptive Pixel, Shows it's Serious about Touch

Microsoft has just announced its acquisition of Perceptive Pixel, a six-year-old maker of high-performance multi-touch workstations and "wall solutions".

Windows 8 RTM in First Week of August, General Availability in October

Windows 8 RTM in First Week of August, General Availability in October

Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 will reach RTM stage in the first week of August, and will be generally available to users in October.

Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012

Samsung Electronics Adopts Windows Azure for Smart TV Infrastructure in the Cloud

Samsung Electronics Adopts Windows Azure for Smart TV Infrastructure in the Cloud

Compared with the cost of expanding its in-house IT services, Samsung achieved a tenfold cost reduction by choosing to manage its infrastructure in the cloud.

Upgrade From Windows XP, Vista or 7 to Windows 8 Pro For Just US$39.99

Upgrade From Windows XP, Vista or 7 to Windows 8 Pro For Just US$39.99

We previously reported that Microsoft is offering a special price for customers buying a new Windows 7 PC to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. It has now announced a new offer that lets existing Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 users upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just US$39.99.

Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012

Why Windows Phone 8 Will Not Be Available on Existing Windows Phone Devices

Why Windows Phone 8 Will Not Be Available on Existing Windows Phone Devices

Microsoft’s senior marketing manager for Windows Phone, Greg Sullivan, sheds more light on why existing WP7 and WP7.5 handsets will not be getting the Windows Phone 8 update.

Microsoft Acquires Yammer for US$1.2 Billion

Microsoft Acquires Yammer for US$1.2 Billion

Microsoft makes its move to acquire Yammer, a cloud-based enterprise social networking service, for US$1.2 billion in cash. Yammer will continue to be headed by current CEO David Sacks although the company will be integrated with Microsoft's Office Division after the acquisition.

Company Hub Concept Coming to Windows Phone 8

Company Hub Concept Coming to Windows Phone 8

At Microsoft's TechEd Europe 2012, Microsoft briefly shared with us of the Company Hub concept, a one-stop location where an enterprise can host, manage and push relevant information, docs, apps and more that are relevant to each individual.

Windows Phone 8 to Accelerate Apps Availability Manifold

Windows Phone 8 to Accelerate Apps Availability Manifold

With the Shared Windows Core that is prevalent in Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8, it's a lot easier to share code from one platform to another, thus accelerating app availability across devices. Microsoft's senior product managers further confirm this at TechEd Europe 2012.

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