For a company its size, Microsoft sure does like releasing some things very silently. The company launched a beta version of the second service pack for Office 2010 back in April. And earlier today, Redmond decided to release the final version of its service pack for the older version of its productivity software...

The technology titan proved a lot of rumors right yesterday, after confirming that Windows Blue was just a codename for the upcoming upgrade, and it would hit the market as Windows 8.1. Microsoft also revealed that a public preview version is set for arrival on June 26. The CFO of the Windows division Tami Reller...

This is something that would interest Microsoft SQL Server users. The software giant has just released the third cumulative update for consumers who had already deployed Service Pack 1. The company recommends everyone to start their download engines (figuratively speaking, of course) and install the latest...

Windows Server 2012 just got its first major update. Microsoft has just announced, what it is calling the Update Rollup 1, and as the name implies, this is not just a collection of bug fixes — some small functional updates are also thrown in. Nevertheless, emphasis on the word small here, as the “new features” Redmond...

Wow. So I guess for the most part you guys and girls agree with me. I wrote an article yesterday discussing how The Verge’s characterization of Windows Blue as (potentially) yet another new OS had to be wrong. If it was right, it would be a disaster. For the record, I am betting that the new Blue updates will be...

The other day I read an article that raised the possibility of something that I hadn’t considered for Windows 8. Maybe Windows 8 could simply be a Service Pack for Windows 7. While that may (on the surface) sound outlandish, when you think about it , it may not be that bad of an idea. Windows 7 has been well received...