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  • Microsoft's rollout of Windows 10 gets B+ grade

    <a href="http://www.microsoft.com">Microsoft</a> has done a good job rolling out <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/features">Windows 10</a> in the first two weeks, analysts said today, and the general vibe for Windows 8's replacement has been positive, even though glitches have dampened some enthusiasm.

    Written by Gregg Keizer14 Aug. 15 04:28
  • Bad vibe brews about Windows 10

    Windows 10's vibe on social media has soured since Microsoft launched the operating system last week, Adobe today said as it cited new data from its metrics platform.

    Written by Gregg Keizer04 Aug. 15 06:00
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  • Microsoft answers Windows device share slump with freemium strategy

    Microsoft's strategic shift to creating apps and services for rival operating systems was born from the hard realization that Windows' share of the total device market was in the middle of a three-year slump, according to new forecasts Thursday by research firm Gartner.

    Written by Gregg Keizer21 March 15 01:53
  • Microsoft endorses workaround for botched Windows patch KB 3000061

    This month's Black Tuesday crop of patches held <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2834535/security/four-more-botched-black-tuesday-patches-kb-3000061-kb-2984972-kb-2949927-and-kb-2995388.html">more than a few surprises</a>. True to form, my choice for the "most likely to splat," the <a href="https://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3000061">KB 3000061</a> kernel mode driver patch, repeatedly fails to install on many machines. Although the Knowledge Base article hasn't been updated, Microsoft support engineer joscon confirmed a workaround for the problem on Thursday afternoon.

    Written by Woody Leonhard31 Oct. 14 22:59
  • Surprise patch KB 3005628 bodes ill for Microsoft's patching strategy

    Yesterday Microsoft released <a href="https://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3005628">patch KB 3005628</a> for Windows 8, 8.1, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2. It's a trivial, non-security patch. The fact that it wasn't kept and issued in the normal cadence (patches usually arrive on Update Tuesday, which is next Tuesday) points to either an accidental release to the Automatic Update chute -- which we've seen before -- or an unwelcome switch in Microsoft's patching strategy. Either possibility is troubling.

    Written by Woody Leonhard08 Oct. 14 22:06
  • Review: Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps

    Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean

    Written by Woody Leonhard08 Jan. 14 11:08

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  • Moving Microsoft Windows Workloads to Public Cloud

    By 2018, the majority of enterprise workloads will be deployed to the cloud as organisations continue to increase the rate IaaS and SaaS adoption. A decreased management burden, increased scalability and reduced hardware costs have all helped to build the business case for cloud migration, with Microsoft applications recognising additional benefits in terms of security and performance. This 451 Research paper looks at the current state of cloud adoption amongst organisations and discusses the benefits migrating Microsoft workloads to the public cloud could have for your business.

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