The Surface RT, as it was then known, was Microsoft's first attempt to build a tablet computer.
On the upside, it was a well-built tablet with an attractive screen. It was also a bit more than a tablet—an integrated kickstand was handy for watching streaming video and the like. When paired with one of Microsoft's keyboard accessories, it became a good option for homework, e-mailing, light work, and more thanks to the bundled Office 2013 apps.
Microsoft representatives said Wednesday that the company will not turn on Windows Defender for unprotected PCs, contrary to what executives said earlier in the week.
Holly Stewart, the senior program manager from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, misspoke, according to representatives, when she said that Microsoft would turn on Windows Defender if a user’s anti-malware subscription lapsed.
Microsoft’s security products are often criticized for their lack of features and poor efficiency, but according to a new research, Redmond is the leading anti-virus vendor right now.
Judging by the market share of its products, Microsoft has 25.4 percent of the anti-virus market thanks to Security Essentials and Windows Defender, a report published by OPSWAT shows.
The 15th and latest of Microsoft's Security Intelligence Report (SIRv15) has been released. We spoke with Tim Rains, Director, Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft about the results.