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Hacking Windows XP to get security patches is a really bad idea

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Hacking Windows XP to get security patches is a really bad idea
By now, you probably know about the registry hack trick to get updates for Windows XP. I shouldn't have to tell you this, but that's a really bad idea, one you should not do, and both Microsoft and at least one security firm are saying not to do it. Read More


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Are Agents Necessary for Accurate Monitoring?
Being proactive in managing network performance means not only tracking the network and applications, but obtaining a view of the underlying infrastructure health. Selecting the best method for your team requires an understanding of the options and the ability to choose the solution that integrates well with your existing resources. Learn More

Bill Gates, superstar: His excellent adventures with the famous, rich and powerful
Just because Gates has given up his role as Microsoft's Chairman doesn't mean he's slowing down. Read More

A major mystery behind Microsoft's 'brain-like' speech-to-speech translator
Speech-to-speech translation technology Microsoft is prepping for Skype has an unexplained capability: the more languages it learns, the better it becomes at the languages it learned first. Read More

Microsoft shoots to shorten Internet Explorer's long tail
Microsoft today spelled out its priorities for Internet Explorer, and at the top of the list is to get users on the latest version possible. That's easier said than done, however. Read More

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Step-by Step Guide to Optimizing the Digital Experience
This practical guide to superior online performance takes a closer look at the complex concept of online performance: what it is, how to measure it, and—most critically—what it takes to make it better. Learn More

Ballmer talks turkey on buying the L.A. Clippers
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is apparently chasing ownership of the L.A. Clippers in earnest, reportedly meeting yesterday with Shelly Sterling, who's running the team since her husband, Donald, was banned from the NBA. Read More

Microsoft buys Capptain for mobile analytics, cloud services
Microsoft plans to boost its Azure cloud services with its acquisition of Capptain, whose product helps developers track and analyze usage of their Web and mobile apps and implement customer retention strategies. Read More

Gartner: Amazon runs away with IaaS cloud Magic Quadrant; Microsoft catching up
Amazon Web Services, for another consecutive year, is running away with the IaaS cloud market, according to research firm Gartner, but unlike other years the competition - namely Microsoft, is giving the market leader a run for its money. Read More

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Neustar 2014 DDoS Attacks and Impact Report
For the third consecutive year, Neustar surveyed hundreds of companies on distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Neustar's survey reveals evidence that the DDoS attack landscape is changing. The number of companies attacked is up, but attack duration is down. Larger attacks are more common, but most attacks are still less than 1 Gbps. Learn More

Microsoft goes public with browser development plans
Aiming to provide more transparency in how it develops Internet Explorer, Microsoft has launched a website to help keep developers abreast of the latest changes and plans for the browser. Read More

Reddit participants' let-loose complaints over Microsoft's Surface 3
Members of Reddit peppered Microsoft's Surface Team about its newly announced Surface Pro 3 tablet, including complaints about having to pay for the keyboard/cover separately. Read More

Perspective: The Surface Pro is Microsoft's latest premature introduction problem
Microsoft has become mildly famous -- in hindsight -- for being early, far too early, to important technology products and trend swings. Is history repeating itself with the Surface Pro 3? Read More


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