Web browsers and applications
- January 03, 2020
Analysts say the new browser fight between Google and Microsoft could be about the future of work, as enterprises increasingly move to web applications.
- November 05, 2019
The new version of Microsoft's Edge browser promises new enterprise features and simplified management for Windows admins. Experts say Edge is now competitive with Google Chrome.
- May 06, 2019
At its annual developer conference, Microsoft introduced IE mode to Microsoft Edge. The new feature will help IT admins run legacy applications on a more modern browser.
- April 19, 2019
This news brief details the additional issues around the April 9 Windows 10 update as well as provides a look at Microsoft's Edge browser, built using Google's open sourced web browser Chromium.
- April 04, 2019
Windows Defender is coming to Mac OS along with a new name. The new Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection is also getting new threat vulnerability management features.
- December 17, 2018
The past year was a roller coaster ride for Windows 10. Microsoft had to put out fires with the October 2018 Update, but it also announced welcome changes to the Edge browser.
- March 28, 2018
Recent updates to Chrome continue to increase its viability for business users, which could make it difficult for Microsoft's Edge web browser to take over shares of Google's in the enterprise.
- September 26, 2016
The upcoming Windows Defender Application Guard feature in Microsoft's Windows 10 Edge browser will help IT departments protect against malware from compromised websites.
- April 22, 2015
Last week, my wife told me the Internet was running slowly, so of course I checked the Ookla Speed Test page to see what was what. When speeds in the usual range manifested, I assumed the problem ...
- March 23, 2015
In reading about a new version of and model for web browsing in Windows 10, I often find myself nodding along and thinking "'Bout time!" Over the past two years, I've been making a steady move away ...
- August 20, 2014
Microsoft is ending security and technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer running on Windows 7 PCs by Jan. 12, 2016. Web apps still running past the Internet Explorer 8 end of life deadline face compromising legacy data.
- August 18, 2014
I didn't actually experience any problems myself -- at least, not that I noticed -- after last week's Update Tuesday brought a round of security updates for all current versions of the Internet ...
- July 26, 2014
The Bromium Labs Research Brief entitled "Endpoint Exploitation Trends H1 2014" released on July 22 shows Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the lead for a crown it probably doesn't want -- namely, ...
- March 17, 2014
Last Friday, Firefox VP Johnathan Nightingale posted a very interesting blog post entitled "Update on Metro." The first paragraph of this post basically announced the company's decision to "take ...
- March 07, 2014
The OS still has some hardcore supporters, but Windows XP migration tools can help pave the way for users to access legacy Web-based data and apps.
- February 27, 2014
Microsoft added more keyboard and mouse usability features for non-touch Windows 8 devices and enhanced compatibility for legacy IE 8 enterprise apps.
- December 17, 2013
Don't miss our most popular Windows security stories of 2013, including coverage of Windows 8.1 features, IE and Office flaws, and mobile security.
- November 01, 2013
Microsoft is pushing customers to migrate Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8 while some software vendors undermine its efforts by continuing app support.
- August 12, 2013
Microsoft's brand-new "...by the Numbers" page presents a Modern UI tile-based interface to visitors and tracks counts of all kinds of interesting facts and trivia about the company. Here's a ...
- June 14, 2013
Telerik's updated DevCraft tool for developing Windows 8 apps helps IT to deliver business apps to end users on PCs and tablets.
- June 03, 2013
Microsoft made good on its Windows Blue initiative with a preview of the Windows 8.1 update, but some say faster updates will burden IT departments.
- September 19, 2012
The old saying goes "You learn something new every day." Yesterday, Ed Bott and others helped me to learn about the Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (aka EMET). This free download ...
- March 19, 2012
In the latest Building Windows 8 blog post entitled "Web browsing in Windows 8 Customer Preview with IE10" Rob Maceri the group program manager for IE in Windows 8 explains how Microsoft has ...
- February 10, 2012
Organizations still rely on Windows XP and IE6 apps because they're a chore to upgrade. But IT pros can move without ditching legacy IE6 apps or having app compatibility problems.
- August 10, 2011
Microsoft delivered updates to patch 22 vulnerabilities across several of its core products, including Windows Server 2008, Internet Explorer and the .Net Framework.
- May 04, 2011
OK, so I've been slowly rotating my Windows 7 PCs (of which I currently have 7 at my disposal) from IE 8 to IE 9, thanks mostly to the elevation in status at Windows Update from optional, manual ...
- March 25, 2011
Holy moly! Firefox 4 hit the streets on Tuesday, March 22, and quickly blew away IE 9 download numbers from the previous week. By the end of the first day, the count topped 4.7 million (ahead of IE ...
- June 21, 2010
I've been a tremendous fan of Windows maven Mark Russinovich for over a decade now. In addition to his fabulous SysInternals utilities, he's done more for me (and most other ordinary Windows users) ...
- July 22, 2009
Many organizations use Microsoft's free WSUS patch management tool to update Internet Explorer, but browsers like Firefox or Safari pose a patch management challenge.
- November 24, 2008
I've grappled with this problem on various Vista systems for over a year now. A user will be tooling along merrily in Vista on his or her desktop when all of a sudden BAM! Explorer.exe crashes, and ...
- October 23, 2006
Microsoft says Vista kernel access would come with SP1, and Gartner predicts years of compatibility problems. Meanwhile, claims of an IE 7 vulnerability surface.
- October 04, 2005
Will the latest incarnation of Mozilla's wildly popular browser calm recent concerns about buggy code? Two users weigh in.
- May 25, 2005
"Ransom-ware" is uncommon, but uses a disturbing method to extract money from enterprises. Learn how to protect your company.
- February 08, 2005
The software giant issues critical patches to plug security holes in Internet Explorer, Media Player, MSN Messenger and Microsoft Office.
- February 04, 2005
Despite taking a swipe at open source, Microsoft's co-founder is no longer pressing customers to go Microsoft-only, according to an analyst who dissected a public e-mail message from Bill Gates on software interoperability.
- November 23, 2004
Experts recommend IE users switch to another browser or disable Active Scripting to guard against infected ad banners exploiting the IFRAME vulnerability.