Operating systems

No 'immediate risk' in still running Windows XP - Kingfisher

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Europe's biggest DIY retailer believes it has Windows XP security covered until upgrade is rolled out
01 May 2014

Windows XP expires today: here's what you need to do…

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What are the best practices for organisations wanting to shift away from XP?
08 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Nadella adopts “challenger mindset” with free Win 8 for small tablets and mouse-friendly OS updates

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And Nokia joins the party with three new device announcements
02 Apr 2014

London borough to roll out Google Chromebooks to escape Microsoft's licensing costs

Barking and Dagenham claims it would have to pay over £200,000 more to replace outgoing Windows XP desktops with Windows 7 PCs
02 Apr 2014

NHS to continue forking out up to £40m for XP after Microsoft support ends

Whitehall favours one-year extension deal rather than moving on
21 Mar 2014

End of Windows XP support leaving organisations 'asleep at the wheel' and vulnerable to hackers - EY

'Hackers will use this as an opportunity to take advantage of those organisations that have not got their house in order,' warns EY
06 Mar 2014

'Unconnected' XP machines just as dangerous as networked ones, argues Coalfire consultant

'It doesn’t face the internet' is a flawed argument by KPMG, says Andrew Barratt
28 Feb 2014

Why are people still hanging on to Windows XP, and are they dicing with disaster?

Avast and KPMG weigh in on the debate
21 Feb 2014

London School of Business and Finance favours Surface RT for 'familiar application framework' in bespoke development

"We needed Office 2013," says CIO
18 Feb 2014

Windows 8 licence sales lag behind Windows 7 at same stage

Forty million fewer licences sold over 15 months than Windows 7 managed in its first 12 months
14 Feb 2014

'ARM is part of the strategy' says Microsoft, but there's 'no insight to share' on Windows RT

'Commonality and convergence' remains focus, says platform strategy GM
14 Feb 2014

Nadella’s key challenges

Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, faces a number of challenges, big and small, as he takes the helm at the software giant
07 Feb 2014

HMRC and NHS have “dropped the ball” over Windows XP April support shutdown, says Labour

Hackers' free-for-all with personal data expected, says shadow Cabinet Office minister
05 Feb 2014

Satya Nadella takes helm at Microsoft as new CEO

While Bill Gates steps down as chairman to help him in advisory role
04 Feb 2014

What IT leaders want from Windows 9

With speculation mounting that Microsoft will launch the successor to Windows 8 no later than next April, Peter Gothard asks IT leaders what they’d like the new OS to deliver
31 Jan 2014

Microsoft Windows 9 slated for April 2015 release

Codenamed 'Threshold', Microsoft appears keen to distance the release from Windows 8
14 Jan 2014

Windows device shipments to jump by a third, says Gartner

Meanwhile Windows 8.1 is to get its first upgrade, according to screenshot leaks
09 Jan 2014

Google Chromebook outsells MacBooks and Android tablets in US

Does Google’s web-tethered device point the way to the future of laptops?
02 Jan 2014

Microsoft considers making Windows Phone and Windows RT licence free

Will Microsoft make Windows Phone and RT free to device makers?
11 Dec 2013

St. Edmund's College picks VMware over Microsoft and Citrix because of 'better functionality'

Hertfordshire-based school anticipates £63,000 of savings from virtualisation project
02 Dec 2013

Chop, chop: Windows RT to go as Microsoft exec says company has too many operating systems

Windows executive Julie Larson-Green admits: 'We don't need three operating systems'
26 Nov 2013

Microsoft's $2bn a year from Android patent licensing disguises big losses in Xbox, Skype and mobile – analyst

“Pure profit” from Android patent licensing covering up moribund Entertainment and Devices group, claims Nomura analyst
06 Nov 2013

Apple and Google should work together, says Wozniak

Apple co-founder believes together the two mobile giants could deliver a better experience for users
04 Nov 2013

Apple moving towards Android model of device proliferation, says IG

IG head of IT Ivan Gowan believes Apple is moving towards emulating Google's mobile strategy
30 Oct 2013