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  • Microsoft mobile, cloud strategy hold key to transforming its future

    With a new CEO, a mobile hardware lineup and some success in the cloud, Microsoft's transformation is well under way. Now, IT pros wonder how Microsoft will reconcile its legacy in software with its broad mobility and...

  • Dell PCs to live on as vector for software, services

    Dell shops needn't worry about the future of PCs; the company needs its computer hardware to cross-sell software and services, including its EMM platform.

  • More Office 365 subscription plans, pricing changes ahead

    Office 365 subscription plans and pricing changes for small and medium-sized businesses are scheduled for the fall, marking the second round of pricing changes disclosed in as many weeks.

    Microsoft will replace existing Office 365 plans...

  • Surface Pro 3 may leave Windows RT Surface in the dust

    Indications show early IT adopters are willing to take a chance on the upcoming Surface Pro 3, but the future of Windows RT-based Surface devices remains in question.

    A number of corporate customers -- including the Seattle Children's...

  • Speculating about the Windows 9 Start menu and other OS features

    Here's what we know for sure about Windows 9: practically nothing. Even the Windows 9 brand has yet to be confirmed. All we have is the codename "Threshold," which supposedly refers to the next generation of Microsoft's Windows operating...

  • Office 365 users get 1TB storage boost

    IT pros concerned about paying for more OneDrive cloud storage will appreciate Microsoft's storage increase for Office 365 subscribers.

    The aggressive jump in storage follows the same increase to 1TB per user that Microsoft...

  • host intrusion prevention systems (HIPS)

    A host intrusion prevention system (HIPS) is an approach to security that relies on third-party software tools to identify and prevent malicious activities. 

    Host-based intrusion prevention systems are typically used to protect...

  • Universal apps may be the Trojan horse for Windows 8 adoption

    Universal apps that run across all Windows 8 devices have caught the attention of IT professionals considering Microsoft's mobile device deployments.

    Microsoft's new...

  • Why was the Windows XP lifespan so long?

    Microsoft will cease providing technical assistance for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Alas, the appetite for desktops has changed in favor of more portable, power-saving devices, perhaps with touchscreens. In addition, cloud computing and...

  • Admins planning for extended XP support must reduce security exposure

    Every enterprise data center requires consistency and support, ensuring that each platform will perform reliably, provide desired functionality and receive timely updates when flaws are revealed. Microsoft Windows XP emerged as the epitome of...

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