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Love it or leave it, you’ve probably have heard the news that the next version of Windows is due to be announced this Thursday at Microsoft via live streaming (see link below). However, you don’t have to wait to see the next version in action due to a leak ...

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There is a new ransomware strain called "Satana" (the reference is clear, just take the last "a" off) which is a blend between classic file encryption malware and the Petya strain which locks the Master Boot Record (MBR).  This looks like a Petya copycat, but for each encrypted file, Satana ...

In a recent article summarizing the tenure of Steve Ballmer as Microsoft's CEO, I noted that despite the frequent criticism he has endured, Ballmer had done a lot of things right at Microsoft. While there is no question the next Microsoft CEO faces some big challenges going forward, the company ...

Many in the enterprise IT community have been hearing the drumbeat of news and warnings about Microsoft ending all support for XP on April 8, 2014. As with updates on many future events, many IT specialists have probably filed this away in the back of their minds as something ...

When Steve Ballmer announced his plans to resign as Microsoft's CEO back in August, the reaction was immediate. Microsoft's stock shot up 7% in one day, and a large number of articles appeared basically criticizing Ballmer, including some pretty extreme pieces calling him the "worst CEO ever", and other ...

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