An internal bug-tracking database was compromised by a sophisticated hacking group, but the company was slow in disclosing to the public the extent of the potential damage, five ex-employees said.
Microsoft has released a new video that shows us more of the Fluent Design System ahead of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It seems as though the update will only deploy part of Fluent Design.
Facebook's app for Windows 10 has been updated to include support for Jump Lists. The update comprises of all the features available in the latest Facebook Beta, along with further enhancements.
Blue light filtering app f.lux has just been updated to the newest beta version, which brings, among other fixes, the ability to disable its effects for each individual Windows Store app in use.
A sequence in the latest episode of the Star Trek: Discovery TV show has the Starfleet's officers analysing a string of code that, as it turns out, was taken from the Stuxnet virus.
Over the years, we have seen plenty of Nokia prototypes surface. The 8-inch Lumia 2020 is one of the more interesting and thanks to a dedicated individual, it has now been fully reviewed.
A loophole in SMB servers is being used by attackers to fool Windows Defender into scanning a clean-looking file. In reality, however, the file has been switched to ultimately allow execution.
According to the latest monthly report by advertising firm AdDuplex, the Creators Update is now installed on 72.5% of Windows 10 PCs, a considerable increase from the 65.6% reported last month.
Microsoft has launched Windows Server version 1709 at its Ignite conference, as previously promised. This also happens to be the first release of the software to ship in the Semi-Annual Channel.
There are many things a person can regret in their life. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says that if he could have a do-over, he would change the two-handed command to be a bit easier to use.
HoloLens has revolutionized the way Ford designs its vehicles after the company announced that, following a successful pilot the past year, it will expand the role of the device in future projects.
An internal initiative dubbed Andromeda OS seeks to transform Windows 10 into a much more modular platform, componentizing the operating system and allowing for improved adaptability across devices.
A brand new version of Windows Template Studio has now been released, and features enhancements to the Wizard, as well as process and template improvements. Available in the Visual Studio Marketplace.
Microsoft has quietly bumped the Windows Store device limit under the same Microsoft account to 2,000. Previously, Store apps could be installed on up to ten devices under one Microsoft account.
The Grand Strategy game Stellaris will receive a new expansion later this month that will introduce the biological citizens of the galaxy to a society comprised entirely of robotic beings.
Google has released version 61 of its web browser, Chrome. The release is mainly a security update containing a slew of fixes and improvements. It is recommended to update as soon as possible.
The latest statistics from separate firms indicate that Windows 7 is continuing to stumble in terms of market share while Windows 10 is steadily rising. Overall, Windows still dominates the market.
Steam's latest monthly report indicates that the Windows 10 user base on the gaming platform is stagnating while Microsoft's relatively older OS, Windows 7, is continuing to climb upwards.
Microsoft has published a blog post detailing the threat mitigation techniques available in Windows 10, in order to persuade customers to upgrade to the latest version of the Windows operating system.
Hulu has finally launched its live TV streaming service for web browsers on Windows and macOS. Unfortunately, the web experience lacks quite a few features, such as the ability to switch user profile.
Mozilla has (finally) made 64-bit Firefox the default for users running a 64-bit edition of Windows. The switch has taken several years its arrival should help bump up security and reduce crashes.
Twitch has finally introduced a desktop streaming app. If you use Twitch, you may want to download the app as it introduces a plethora of new features that you won't find in the web version.
Following Kaspersky's anti-trust complaint against Microsoft, the Redmond giant has promised to make major changes to Windows 10 security; mainly regarding how the OS handles third-party AV software.
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will stop trusting certificates issued by Chinese Certificate Authorities WoSign and StartCom, which have failed to maintain proper security standards.
Max Payne is a cult-classic game that introduced some great gunplay mechanics, such as "bullet time", an intriguing story of revenge, and neo-noir art style, which have all stood the test of time.
Microsoft has announced that with the release of Insider Preview build 16251, Windows Subsystem for Linux has exited beta, and will be a fully supported feature in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
Solidifying its software container stance, Microsoft has announced the "very first service of its kind in the cloud" called Azure Container Instances. A preview for Linux containers is now available.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of several new features for Windows Store developers, including a redesigned dashboard, new analytics, and easier management of app pricing and sales.
During an investigation into large scale attacks like WannaCry, the researchers found a new Linux virus that can be used to execute commands or mine crypto-currencies on an infected system.
Although some older PC utilizing Intel's Clover Trail line of processors won't be receiving the Creators Update, Microsoft has agreed to continue providing security updates until 2023.
Today, Microsoft updated Office 2016 on Windows for Insiders in the Slow ring, bringing the version number to 1707, or build 8326.xxxx. It contains a number of new features for the suite of apps.
Microsoft has announced the public availability of SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 1 on Windows, Linux, macOS, and Docker. The database software packs a number of enhancements and new features.
Microsoft has announced that Windows virtualization use rights are coming to enterprise customers with Windows 10 subscriptions in the cloud solution provider (CSP) program in early September.
Mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1 is wrapping up tomorrow. If the lifecycle support date isn't extended, three out of every four Windows phone users will be using an unsupported handset.
Microsoft has announced the release of version 1.5 of the UWP Community Tooolkit - a project that enables developers to collaborate and contribute new capabilities on top of the Windows 10 SDK.
After users began complaining that the latest OneDrive update doesn't work on non-NTFS file systems, Microsoft issued a statement today that said that this was indeed done deliberately.
A recent report by the AV-Test organisation showed some interesting metrics for the malware and virus market overall in 2016. Linux and macOS showed the largest gains in new attacks.
It appears that Windows 10 user base on Steam is on the rise again, with the operating system registering an all-time high of 51.23%. Windows 7 faced a decline while Windows grew in user base overall.
While the market share report from two separate firms shows various contrasting aspects, one thing that both the reports agree on is the statement that Windows 7 is losing market share.
Microsoft will now be regularly reminding users not running the Windows 10 Creators Update to review their privacy settings and upgrade to the latest feature update - if they're running version 1507.