With Microsoft acquiring Nokia's device and services division, Stephen Elop is back in the fold, and the former Nokia CEO who had been a candidate to take over for Steve Ballmer (Satya Nadella got the job) is now about to lead Microsoft's Devices and Studios division, which is home to entertainment, games, Xbox, and Surface.
The news comes today from an internal memo by Microsoft executive vice president Julie Larson-Green, obtained by Techcrunch.
Researchers from security firm Bromium today revealed that they have discovered ways to bypass Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET).
EMET is designed to provide an additional layer of security to applications to reduce the risk of exploitation. While EMET prevents many attacker bullets from getting through to an application, Bromium now asserts that EMET is not bulletproof.
According to the conventional wisdom, Nokia’s decision to launch the new Nokia X line is a slap in the face to Microsoft. An insult, an embarrassment, a major headache that Microsoft management will have to confront soon, when the acquisition of Nokia closes.
That conventional wisdom, frankly, makes no sense to me.
Microsoft has revealed a number of updates coming in a Windows 8.1 Service Pack at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona today, including improved search features and a better app interface.
Announcing that the update will arrive within the next few weeks, Microsoft's corporate VP and manager for Windows Phone Program Management division, Joe Belfiore, said that the Windows 8.1 user interface (UI) has undergone a few tweaks, which are mainly aimed at keyboard and mouse users.
Microsoft has issued a security advisory for a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 9 and 10 being exploited in the wild.
We wrote last week on the initial reports of exploits in the wild, as reported by security firm Fireeye. Fireeye and Symantec are both credited in the Microsoft advisory as having worked with Microsoft on the issue.