PC makers don’t seem crazy about Chrome

Most PC vendors Google listed on its blog as partners for its new Chrome operating system say they're evaluating the software but have not committed to creating devices around it.And that's a far

Published on: July 14th, 2009 Dan Nystedt

Microsoft slammed for leaving IE bug unpatched for more than a year

Microsoft on Thursday confirmed it has known about a bug behind widespread Internet Explorer (IE) attacks for more than a year, but defended its security process against critics.According to Mike Reavey, director of

Published on: July 13th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Critical IE bug could trigger Conficker scale attack

The critical bug that Microsoft confirmed Monday but has yet to patch is a prime candidate for another Conficker-scale attack, a security researcher said."It's better than [the vulnerability used by] Conficker," Roger Thompson,

Published on: July 9th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Simulation software supports Hurricane Ike disaster relief

Dana Libby hadn't been to Galveston, Texas since he was five-years-old and the retired police major couldn't exactly rely on his memory of the lay of the land to coordinate disaster relief efforts

Published on: July 9th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Windows XP, older IE users at risk from Microsoft ActiveX Control flaw

If you're still using Windows XP and haven't moved up to the latest version of Internet Explorer, your system could be in danger of being hacked owing to an as yet unpatched Microsoft

Published on: July 9th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft removes disgusting IE8 ad

An online ad for Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) that showed a woman projectile vomiting has left such a bad taste in viewers' mouths that Microsoft has decided to remove it.The ad, which features

Published on: July 6th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano and Gregg Keizer

Vista Ultimate users slam Microsoft over ‘lousy’ Windows 7 deals

Consumers running Windows Vista Ultimate, who have blasted Microsoft for breaking promises to deliver a host of extras, are now knocking the company's upgrade plans and discount pricing for Windows 7.Users commenting on

Published on: July 6th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Free Windows 7 upgrade no big deal for business customers

In another blow to customers, Microsoft says free Windows 7 upgrades - for companies that purchase new hardware between now and the Oct. 22 release date of the new OS - will be

Published on: June 30th, 2009 David Coursey and John Fontana

Microsoft gets the message out with no-holds-barred ad campaign

It's hard to miss Microsoft's myriad ad campaigns on television and the Web right now. Between the "Laptop Hunters" dissing Macs and the Bing decision engine ads popping up on primetime TV, to

Published on: June 26th, 2009

Microsoft offers server targeted at small businesses

A new, stripped-down version of Windows Server 2008 is being positioned as an ideal first sever for a small business or branch office by Microsoft and its hardware partner Hewlett Packard (HP).Windows Server

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Unleash the power of Wolfram Alpha for new business insights

I was born 5 hours and 17 minutes before a full moon began to rise over Minneapolis. The sky was nearly cloudless, and the temperature outside was 46°F. These facts are admittedly just

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Zack Stern

Microsoft releases free anti-virus software today

Microsoft Corp. today said it will release a public beta of its free antimalware software, now called Microsoft Security Essentials, formerly "Morro," on Tuesday for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.Although Microsoft was

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Gregg Keizer

New Windows server provides a solid Foundation for small business owners

Constanza Zalba, product manager for WSF 2008, described this latest offering as a new version of its flagship Windows Server 2008 that is "designed and priced for really small businesses. The idea was

Published on: June 17th, 2009 Denise Deveau

Five Bing features Microsoft should refine or remove

Microsoft has taken its first steps in redefining search with its "decision engine," releasing Bing to a generally positive reception and with a new TV ad that portrays Google (with out mentioning it

Published on: June 12th, 2009 Jeff Radecki