Operating systems

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

Windows 7 Enterprise Edition adds several new technologies
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

Windows 10 announcement
Hurried replacement for Windows 8 out in time for next Christmas, promises Microsoft COO
15 Dec 2014

Microsoft’s life beyond Windows

Satya Nadella the new CEO of Microsoft
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

Backbytes: The long, slow death of Windows XP

Windows XP is slowly dying out, according to the web-stat counters – but it's Windows 7 people want, not Windows 8
04 Aug 2014

Windows 8 is ‘too much, too quickly and too different’, says KPMG CIO

Windows 8 'optional' for staff, but Windows Phone 'not ready' due to security concerns
31 Jul 2014

Free Windows?

What are the chances of Microsoft giving away its operating system – and even some of its most popular applications – for free? Peter Gothard asked some Redmond-watchers for their thoughts
28 Jul 2014

Windows 7 “mainstream support” to be discontinued next year

Just migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7? Mainstream support stops in January 2015
10 Jul 2014