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Netgear and ZyXEL confirm NetUSB flaw, are working on fixes

The vulnerability could allow attackers to take over affected routers.

WS2012 vs. WS2008 vs. Azure: Microsoft options compared

With end-of-support looming for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2012 seems like the obvious choice, but it's not the only one -- and maybe not the best one for you.

WS2003 migration: On-premises, cloud, or hybrid? How to choose

Many firms in the middle of making the transition from Windows Server 2003 are debating not only what OS to deploy but also where to deploy their applications and their data. Targeting Windows Server 2012 seems like the obvious choice...

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MSSQL Server 2016 coming with JSON support (not really)

Users have been clamoring for native JSON support in MSSQL server for years now. With the upcoming 2016 release, Microsoft attempts, and fails, to fulfill the request.

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Microsoft issues crash warning with latest Windows 10 update

Microsoft today released another update for Windows 10, but warned users with an AMD graphics chipset to expect "frequent crashes" of the new Edge browser.

Android stock browser vulnerable to URL spoofing

It's recommended that users install Chrome or another browser

First software update for Apple Watch includes security fixes

The update patches 13 vulnerabilities and updates the trusted root SSL certificates

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Windows goes Node for Microsoft's Internet of things

The Chakra JavaScript engine will bridge the gap to run Node.js on Windows on ARM systems.

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Forecast update: 410M PCs on Windows 10 in 18 months

Microsoft should have Windows 10 on more than 410 million PCs within 18 months of the new OS's release, an analysis of user share data and upgrade tempos shows.

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Microsoft will bypass carriers, push Windows 10 updates directly to phones

Microsoft's update policy for Windows 10 mobile devices is a break from the fragmentation of the Android world.

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Microsoft's latest on Windows 10 to pirates: No deal

Microsoft has retreated from earlier statements that owners of counterfeit copies of Windows 7 and 8.1 will receive a free upgrade to Windows 10 this summer.

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How to turn a Mac OS X, Linux, or Windows machine into an SFTP server

Quickly turn your desktop machine into an SFTP server.

Microsoft bars more enterprise devices from seeing Windows 10 upgrade 'nag' campaign

Microsoft has modified an update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs so that fewer business devices will see a campaign hawking the Windows 10 upgrade with on-screen ads.

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Whole lotta Windows 10 goin' on as Microsoft spells out 6 SKUs

Microsoft has laid out the list of Windows 10 editions it will sell this summer, adding a new academic SKU and one for smartphones and smaller tablets in the enterprise.

Critical VM escape vulnerability impacts business systems, data centers

The vulnerability, dubbed Venom, affects systems usings the QEMU, Xen and KVM virtualization platforms

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Today is the last day to register Windows Phone 8.0 for app testing

Are you a developer using Windows Phone 8.0 for app testing? If so...

Microsoft fixes 46 flaws in Windows, IE, Office, other products

Companies should prioritize three security bulletins that are rated critical

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What if Windows went open source tomorrow?

Thinking out loud about Microsoft making Windows an open source project is a great way to get your friends and colleagues wondering seriously about your mental health.

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Windows 10 Preview testers will get a free upgrade to final RTM version

Testing a Windows 10 preview build now? You won't be stuck with it forever.

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