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June 14, 2017
Microsoft's June 2017 Patch Tuesday saw another set of Windows XP fixes released in order to secure systems against leaked NSA cyberweapons.
May 15, 2017
In all the debate about the NHS ransomware attack, much has been made of a government decision in 2015 to end a contract with Microsoft to provide support for the ageing Windows XP operating system ...
September 03, 2016
Looking at Windows Marketshare Jul-Aug 2016, we see Windows 7 holding steady, 10 continuing upward, and other versions declining.
June 02, 2016
Windows 10 desktopshare stands at 17-23% depending on your source for numbers. Can that growth rate be sustained long enough for MS to hit 1 billion licenses by end of 2017?
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Expert Ed Tittel takes a closer look at Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services, an antivirus and antimalware product for small organizations. Continue Reading
Expert contributor Ed Tittel takes a look at Trend Micro OfficeScan, an endpoint protection product with antivirus and antimalware functionality for physical and virtualized endpoints. Continue Reading
No matter which version of Windows you're upgrading from -- be it XP, 7 or 8.1 -- the move to Windows 10 will probably seem strange. If you've performed migrations before, you will be familiar with the planning that goes into an upgrade, including performing application and hardware inventories. But what's different with Windows 10 is the upgrade process. Many versions of Windows 7 and 8.1 are eligible for free upgrades, which is new for Microsoft. How you receive that upgrade -- via the Get Windows 10 app -- is a departure, too.
Moving from Windows XP to Windows 10 brings a special set of concerns. There are a couple ways to make the jump. If you want to leapfrog or perform an in-place upgrade, you'll be on your own. The only Microsoft-supported option is to perform a clean install, and in many cases, the hardware that ran XP isn't up to Windows 10's standards.Continue Reading
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With Windows 10 having celebrated in July its first year on the market, service provider Softchoice has found a scant presence of the OS within its client base. Softchoice's recent study of its ... Continue Reading
Admins who still have Windows XP systems on their networks can turn to a Windows POSReady 2009 registry hack to reopen the update floodgates. Continue Reading
Windows 10 is already second in OS market share, behind only Windows 7. See where other OSes stack up and find out how to make the leap from Windows XP to Windows 10. Continue Reading
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Many organizations lack top-flight cybersecurity skills in the IT department, but with the right focus on the basics, they can still keep Windows 10 safe. Continue Reading
Microsoft's new approach to mandatory Windows 10 patching raises new security issues for businesses. Expert Paul DeGroot explains what the problems are and how to deal with them. Continue Reading
Today is the day that Microsoft discontinues all support for the loathed Windows 8 operating system, and stops issuing security patches for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10. Windows 7 and ... Continue Reading
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In this Q&A, a network engineer at the Rochester Institute of Technology explains his favorite weapons against network threats: user education and vulnerability scanning. Continue Reading
Channel companies find no shortage of out-of-date technologies -- from Windows Server 2003 machines to aging Unix systems -- in their customer's data centers. Continue Reading
New roundup: Sometimes the least of threats -- such as click fraud -- can end up being the bigger issues -- like ransomware. Plus: U.S. Navy won't let go of XP; U.S./China cyber code of conduct; and more! Continue Reading