Windows 8 Task Manager offers simplicity and power

Design simplicity is the key for Windows 8, and Microsoft recently discussed on its blog yet another popular Windows feature getting streamlined in Windows 8: the task manager. The new task manager echoes

Published on: October 17th, 2011 Ian Paul

Windows 8 developer preview: extensive hands-on review

After spending several days with the Developer Preview of Windows 8 on a PC, it's clear that Microsoft's new operating system -- which offers two separate interfaces, Metro and Desktop -- is a

Published on: September 23rd, 2011 Preston Gralla

ViewPad 10pro bridges gap between Android and Windows

If you're interested in trying out the latest Android tablet software but have too much invested in Windows programs to walk away, ViewSonic's ViewPad 10Pro could be a solution. It acts as a

Published on: September 13th, 2011 Brian Nadel

14 Windows 7 widgets to monitor your PC

It's been nearly two years since Windows 7 was released, and yet there are still some features that Windows 7 users may not be taking full advantage of -- such as desktop gadgets.

Published on: August 22nd, 2011 Brian Nadel

Windows 7 tips to stay secure and save time

For many years, I didn't bother protecting my home network.Call me crazy, but I didn't see the need.All my neighbors have their own networks--all of thempassword-protected, of course. So why would I deal

Published on: August 18th, 2011 Rick Broida

Windows 8 hardware requirements same as Windows 7 or lower: Microsoft

Microsoft's annual partner conference last week featured previews of the Windows 8 server and desktop operating systems, talk of integration between Skype and Lync, and a barrage of insults aimed at the company's

Published on: July 15th, 2011 Jon Brodkin

Video Rewind: Reinstall Windows XP, again

Microsoft may be urging its more stubborn customers to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 with just 1,000 days of support left for the older operating system - but that doesn't mean

Published on: July 12th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Time to break up with Windows XP, Microsoft says

Microsoft on Monday made its most aggressive move yet to convince customers to drop Windows XP and adopt Windows 7, telling them that there were only 1,000 days of support life left in

Published on: July 12th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Windows 8 isn’t so business friendly

Microsoft held its first major unveiling of what's in store with Windows 8 at the D9 conference this week. Windows 8 looks bold. It looks slick. It looks impressively innovative. But, it also

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Tony Bradley

Video Rewind: Will Skype come to Microsoft Surface?

With Microsoft Corp.'s announced acquisition of Internet voice and video communications platform Skype for $8.5 billion, you can't help but wonder what Microsoft devices will soon be supporting the software. Skype is already

Published on: May 10th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Is your Web site ready for IE 9?

Web sites designed to take advantage of the unique features in Internet Explorer 9 provide an immersive user experience that can increase customer loyalty and drive traffic. To obtain these benefits, though, you'll

Published on: April 21st, 2011 Tony Bradley

Microsoft beefs up Office 2003, 2007 security

Microsoft on Tuesday beefed up security in Office 2003 and Office 2007 on Windows by adding a feature that first appeared in the newer Office 2010 last year.In Office 2010, the security feature

Published on: April 14th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

ViewPad 10 tablet offers two operating systems in one package

While tablets such as Apple's iPad and Motorola's Android-based Xoom are continuing to attract popular attention, there are many workplaces that are still based around Microsoft Windows. Unfortunately, Windows 7 isn'r really optimize

Published on: April 13th, 2011 Brian Nadel

Everything you need to know about Windows Task Manager

Hold on. Don't just reboot your Windows 7 PC. I realize that rebooting is the go-to solution when a program won't shut down, or the system starts dragging or acting wonky, but there

Published on: April 8th, 2011 Tony Bradley