Emerging Tech

Windows Phone 8 secrets leaked

If the latest details are true, the Windows Phone 8, code-named "Apollo," will integrate the phone with the core Windows 8 operating and restore enterprise-focused features to Microsoft's smart-phone platform.

Cybersecurity

New rules of cyber-crime engagement needed to protect US now

Targeted cyber crime threats are on the rise and cause real concern for U.S. national security secrets, intell chiefs testified at a recent Senate hearing.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Be the mouse: Kinect for Windows has arrived

Microsoft's motion-sensor peripheral, originally created for the Xbox 360, is now available for Windows-based PCs, and it could change how we interact with computers forever.

Cloud & Infrastructure

RIM takes BlackBerry users to the cloud

Business smart-phone maker Research In Motion has rolled out its cloud-based service for BlackBerry devices that works with the Microsoft Office 365 suite of services.

Cybersecurity

Symantec warns pcAnywhere users of remote software code hack

Security firm Symantec is advising customers of its pcAnywhere to deactivate the remote desk software after individuals from the Anonymous hacker group allegedly released Jan. 13 the source code of the software, which was originally stolen in 2006.

Is it inevitable that Apple will take over the enterprise?

As evidenced by its record-shattering earnings report, Apple is making significant inroads in the enterprise. Could what was once an unimaginable prospect now be certain?

Emerging Tech

Windows 8 secure boot: Is it really Microsoft vs. Linux?

A "secure boot" feature that Microsoft will require of computer makers with Windows 8 continues to draw controversy, particularly among the Linux community.

Cybersecurity

Koobface ring goes offline after Facebook exposes its members

The Russia-based malware ring, which has stolen millions of dollars, took its central command and control server offline, though authorities are still hoping to track them.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Amazon's new NoSQL-based database is a real Dynamo

Amazon Web Services has launched a new database service that enables customers to store and modify unstructured content while proving rapid access to data.

Data & Analytics

Microsoft's next-gen file system to debut in Windows Server 8

Microsoft has outlined details of its first new major file system in nearly 20 years.

Forecasters eye continual PC sales decline

Sales of PCs may have fallen more drastically than analyst predictions, and that decline will continue in the coming quarters.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Bing bumps Yahoo for no. 2 search engine spot, but will it last?

A modest increase in Microsoft's U.S. search market share puts it in second place, but is besting Google really in its future?

Emerging Tech

Kinect for Windows, free software kit to drop Feb. 1

Along with the retail version of Kinect for Windows arriving Feb. 1 (for $249), a free commercial software development kit will also be available for download.

Emerging Tech

AT&T shows off Windows Phone-powered HTC Titan II at CES

According to AT&T, the phone carrier will carry the HTC Titan II with the Windows Phone operating system in the next few months.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft rings in 2012 with 7 security patches

January's Security Update from Microsoft, arriving Jan. 10, will feature six fixes for Windows and one fix for Microsoft developer tools.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Lilupophilupop SQL cyberattack infects 1M URLs – or does it?

The "Lilupophilupop" SQL injection campaign has infected 1,070,000 URLs as of Jan. 1, according to the SANS Internet Storm Center. But is that number really accurate?

Are the Windows 8 tablet rumors just noise?

At least three manufacturing teams are said to be releasing tablets running Windows 8 -- some as early as this summer -- but are the rumors true?

Cybersecurity

Microsoft urges deployment of ASP .NET patches ASAP

A recently released out-of-band security bulletin targeted flaws in Microsoft's .NET Framework which, if unpatched, could lead to an elevation of privilege attack.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Google edges out Microsoft in UC Berkeley cloud services bid

Microsoft has lost the bid to provide cloud-based e-mail and calendaring services to the University of California, Berkeley.

Emerging Tech

Microsoft bids farewell to Consumer Electronics Show

Next month's Consumer Electronics Show will be the last for Microsoft, the company announced Dec. 21.

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