Operating systems

Interview: Darren Price, group CIO, and Ian Hood, group chief digital officer, drive change at RSA Insurance

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Price and Hood take time out from a group-wide desktop upgrade, a major migration to Microsoft collaboration tools, a move to more flexible and agile working, and an ongoing recruitment drive to explain why the insurance giant is embracing so much change
27 Jan 2015

Canonical makes pitch for internet of things as Accenture says IoT market could boost UK economy by £350bn

Canonical Snappy Ubuntu Core
Slimline version of Ubuntu intended for high-powered embedded devices announced by Canonical
21 Jan 2015

Windows 7 mainstream support ends today

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Just finished migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7? Microsoft discontinues mainstream support today
13 Jan 2015

Windows 10 and Intel Skylake microprocessors won't make a dent in PC and laptop sales, warn manufacturers

Digitimes: Microsoft and Intel to board Skylake for Windows 10, but manufacturers see no spike in PC sales coming
12 Jan 2015

Windows Update behind epidemic of false 'Windows Activation' piracy warnings

Microsoft blames Windows Update KB 3004394 for widespread Windows piracy messages
17 Dec 2014

Windows 10 release slated for autumn 2015 – Microsoft COO Kevin Turner

Hurried replacement for Windows 8 out in time for next Christmas, promises Microsoft COO
15 Dec 2014

Microsoft’s life beyond Windows

Open sourcing .NET, embracing the iPad and making Azure a platform for the ages. Has Microsoft finally got itself sorted?
19 Nov 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Microsoft and HMRC look at past errors while smaller database providers look to big future

This week's stop stories, as judged by Computing readers
07 Nov 2014

First serious iOS malware discovered; already logging calls and phonebooks in hundreds of thousands of devices

Can also attack Windows devices, Palo Alto Networks advises
07 Nov 2014

The Microsoft sweet spot: Where Joe Belfiore feels Windows 8 missed the mark

The Windows 10 chief Joe Belfiore talks to Computing about Windows, app platforms - and Zune
04 Nov 2014

So you've finished your Microsoft Windows XP migration project? Now on to Windows Server 2003

With support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 ceasing in April 2015, organisations will need to act fast to migrate applications onto something more modern
31 Oct 2014

Joe Belfiore and the 'house renovation project' that is Windows 10

Computing sits down with the Microsoft vice president of PC, tablet and phone to go in-depth about Windows 10's promise for the enterprise
29 Oct 2014

Windows 10 announcement 'a surprise' to Notts County Council, just weeks after signing 8.1 deal with Microsoft

We’re happy with our choice, but would value an ongoing discussion with Microsoft, says ICT service director
16 Oct 2014

Suspected Russian hackers use Microsoft zero-day exploit to target NATO, Ukraine and others

iSight Partners reveals exploit that could have been actively exploited for five years
14 Oct 2014

Microsoft sheds light on Windows 10, discusses Salesforce partnership

Tony Prophet, corporate VP Windows marketing, speaks to Salesforce CEO about the future of Windows, and the new partnership between the two firms
13 Oct 2014

Windows 10-out-of-10 or Windows Ho-hum?

Microsoft has unveiled 'Windows 10 not 9' early in its lifecycle to get feedback from users that matter – or has the company simply run out of ideas?
09 Oct 2014

'Designed for the challenges of modern business' - Microsoft unveils Windows 10

Microsoft skips Windows 9 and brings back the Start button
01 Oct 2014

‘I almost don’t care what’s in Windows 9,’ says JLT CIO as Microsoft prepares to unveil new OS

Microsoft expected to reveal its successor to the rather unpopular Windows 8 today
30 Sep 2014

Huawei drops 'not profitable' Windows Phone as Microsoft faces new China anti-trust probe

'It has been difficult to persuade consumers to buy a Windows phone,' says Huawei's Richard Yu
26 Aug 2014

Microsoft: Windows 9 'technology preview' to be unveiled on 30 September

Windows 9: Out goes the 'charms bar'; in comes the 'mini start menu'
22 Aug 2014

More than meets the eye: transforming IT at Jagex - an interview with head of IT Barry Zubel

Barry Zubel, head of IT at game developer Jagex, tells Danny Palmer about virtualising servers, automation and how IT infrastructure will be key to a smooth launch for their next big release
20 Aug 2014

Munich considers dumping Linux to return to Windows - after just one year

One of the first major migrations from Windows mulls a switch back to Microsoft due to user complaints
19 Aug 2014

Microsoft to release Windows 9 technology preview next month

Microsoft dangles imminent Windows 9 release in front of disgruntled Windows 8 users
15 Aug 2014

'I'm not prepared to take the whole business to Windows 8; it's too much, too quickly,' says KPMG CIO

Edel McGrath explains how a two-year project has seen the IT department at KPMG gain far more influence over the company
12 Aug 2014