Microsoft warns of targeted attacks on Windows Vista, Lync, Office, and more

In a rare out-of-schedule security advisory, Microsoft has posted word that it has become aware of targeted attacks on a newly found exploit that affects many of its currently supported software programs. They include Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Office 2003 through 2010, and all supported versions of Microsoft Lync. In a blog post …

Microsoft’s newest Test Drive demos show off editing features in IE11

While we wait for Microsoft to pull the trigger on the final version of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 users can go ahead and check out the newest features in Microsoft’s web browser. That includes some new support for editing web-based email and documents within IE. In a new blog post this …

Windows RT 8.1 Tablet Shootout: Nokia Lumia 2520 and the Surface 2

Yes, Microsoft is supposed to acquire Nokia’s Devices and Services unit in the first quarter of 2014, but before that happens the two companies are technically competitors. This fall, they will release the only two new Windows RT 8.1 tablets planned for 2013. Microsoft just launched the Surface 2 today and a few hours ago …

Report: Microsoft Office continues to dominate the productivity software race

Market research company, Forrester, has published a report which claims that Microsoft Office is the most preferred productivity suite of the corporate world by a huge margin. Forrester Research conducted a survey with 155 clients about the currently deployed productivity suites in their offices. The report reveals that Microsoft Office is the most used productivity …

Microsoft releases updated SkyDrive Pro iOS app with new editing features

In June, Microsoft released the first version of its SkyDrive Pro app for iOS, along with the Windows 8 apps. This week, Microsoft released version 1.1 of the iOS app that allows users to go into their SkyDrive Pro account and actually edit documents, instead of just viewing them. In a post on the Office …

Microsoft releases Windows 7 patch made to help delete old Windows Updates

While Microsoft does not plan to release a second service pack for Windows 7, that doesn’t mean that it will stop updating its older, and currently most used, PC operating system. This week, Microsoft released a new Windows 7 update that should be very helpful for PC owners who want to free up some disc …