Microsoft pulled the plug on one of its most popular operating system, effectively ending Windows XP support earlier this year. April 8, to be exact. Needless to say, even with a high amount of early warnings, several organizations were caught off guard when it comes to upgrading their old computers to newer versions...

You’d have to think really hard to find a technology company that is more engaged (and trying to innovate) on multiple fronts than Microsoft. It is competing with Google, Apple and other market leaders in various fields. And while not everyone recognizes this, Redmond is actually winning the battle. This new research...

Microsoft has amped up its efforts to move users away from Windows XP to a newer version of its operating system. And with around six months remaining between now and retirement, this really is the final stretch. But despite the best efforts from Redmond and its partners, not everyone seems to be listening. Or they...

Microsoft has really amped up its focus on security in the modern versions of its flagship OS. Windows 8, for example, comes with its own security software, Windows Defender, which is installed by default. Initially Redmond only developed an antispyware tool, which was later turned into a fully featured antivirus...

One thing Microsoft has pulled off very successfully in the last couple of years is significantly improving Internet Explorer. The last couple of versions available with Windows 8 and 8.1 are proof enough. Just like other popular browsers available in the market, IE can now also be classified as a modern one. But...

Access to social networks like Facebook and Twitter is blocked at most workplaces, with most businesses limiting these websites on the work PCs of their employees. But a new study conducted by Microsoft shows that many people like to use social networks while at work, and for them using these services actually helps...

Microsoft has put up a new brand new survey that shows that while a large number of people are concerned with their online privacy, it appears that far fewer actually make efforts to protect it. In a new post on the Microsoft On The Issues blog, the software titan revealed that in a survey of 4,000 people in four...

Statistics sure do have a consoling, comforting and reassuring side to them. While the days of frequent program crashes are behind us, applications still do give up on users and crash every now and then. Every now and then as in 1.85 times per week on average. This is according to the latest report published by...

It is not particularly easy classifying the most reliable Windows computers that are on the market right now, what with all the variables involved, but that is not stopping Soluto from trying. The research firm (and software developer) has just published its new report. Titled ‘Soluto’s PC Purchasing Guide for Small...

Ah, another fine morning and another fine Microsoft-commissioned research. Redmond contracted AMI-Partners to run a study of 538 IITMs working in small businesses in various countries. IITMs, is what the company calls ‘involuntary IT managers’. Smart. The study was conducted in Australia, Brazil, Chile, India and the...