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January 31, 2010  8:12 AM

Get Windows 7 and Office 2007 at Half Price

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Microsoft, Office 2007, Office 2010, Open Value Subscription, OVS, promotion, Software Assurance, Windows 7

Microsoft wants to make upgrading to the latest desktop operating system and office productivity suite as appealing as possible. That is why it

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January 27, 2010  10:29 PM

Seven Things Microsoft Should Do in 2010

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Ballmer, Microsoft, Office, Windows 7, Windows Mobile, Yahoo, Zune

Microsoft has as much ying as it does yang in the success department these days. Windows 7 appears to be a grand slam hit, but Internet Explorer continues to be a bit of a whipping post, the Zune is cool but offers little competition for the iPods of the world, and if Windows Mobile 7 is delayed...

December 20, 2009  11:19 PM

Microsoft Licensing Next-Generation exFAT File Format

Posted by: Tony Bradley
exFAT, FAT, flash memory, Microsoft, SD card, Windows 7

Microsoft is licensing its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology for use by other vendors. The exFAT format offers a number of advantages over FAT and FAT32-...

December 17, 2009  11:27 PM

Holiday Fail–Windows 7 Family Pack Sold Out

Posted by: Tony Bradley
discount, holiday shopping, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 7 Family Pack, Windows 7 Home Premium

Reports have been circulating that the bargain-priced Windows 7 Family Pack has all but disappeared from store shelves and online inventories. Microsoft did market the specially priced...

November 28, 2009  11:16 PM

Windows 7 Overtakes Mac OS X

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, Mac OS X, market share, Microsoft, operating system, Windows 7

Windows 7 has been officially available for just over a month, but in that short time it has captured as much of the operating system market as all versions of Apple's Mac OS X...

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November 24, 2009  9:12 AM

Microsoft Denies Secret NSA Backdoor in Windows 7

Posted by: Tony Bradley
backdoor, conspiracy theory, eavesdropping, Microsoft, NSA, spying, tin foil hat, Windows 7, wiretap

Knock, knock. Tighten up your tinfoil hat, its going to be a long ride. Conspiracy theorists are acccusing Microsoft of building a secret 'backdoor' into the Windows 7 operating system that will allow Uncle Sam to sneak in...

November 10, 2009  11:27 PM

Security Researchers Concerned about Flaw in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers

Posted by: Tony Bradley
drive-by attack, kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft, MS09-063, MS09-065, nCircle, Patch Tuesday, security bulletins, Tyler Reguly, vulnerabilities, Windows

Today is Patch Tuesday for November, 2009. Microsoft released 6 new Security Bulletins for November--3...

November 8, 2009  8:24 PM

Migrate Smoothly to Windows 7 with Microsoft Solution Accelerators

Posted by: Tony Bradley
ACT, Application Compatibility Toolkit, MAP, Microsoft, Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, Windows 7, Windows XP

If you are only upgrading a handful of systems you can use the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to determine if they are ready to make the switch to the new operating system. Do you need to

October 27, 2009  11:49 PM

Letting Go of Windows XP

Posted by: Tony Bradley
computer, interface, Microsoft, operating system, upgrade, Windows 7, Windows XP

I know. You've had that operating system longer than you've had kids. You have been through four cars, two homes, three jobs and a dog while maintaining the same tried and true operating system. You managed not to get swept into the Windows Vista vortex, and you're proud of it. Why stop...

October 27, 2009  8:20 AM

Microsoft Drops Windows 7 Family Guy Promotion

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Family Guy, marketing promotion, Microsoft, Windows 7

So long Stewie-- we hardly knew you. After viewing a taping of the upcoming episode it was supposed to sponsor as a marketing promotion for Windows 7, Microsoft has...

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