Once the next version of Windows is installed Microsoft plans to begin a process of continuous updates that will eliminate the concept of next versions.
There's no question that Microsoft has learned from the pain of getting customers to upgrade from Windows XP and later from Windows 7 to 8. From now on it never wants to be in the position of having to convince people to buy the next version of Windows.
A new report by security vendor ESET holds mixed news for enterprises running on Microsoft technology.
For the past several months, different groups of attackers have distributed malware through Microsoft Office documents that contain malicious macros, reviving a technique that has been out of style for over a decade.
Macros are scripts that contain commands for automating tasks in various applications. Microsoft Office programs like Word and Excel support macros written in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and these can be used for malicious activities like installing malware.
An online group has released what it claims is the software development kit (SDK) for Microsoft's Xbox One console and according to reports may have access to games from Halo developers 343 Industries.
The leakers released the kit over the festive break to encourage researchers to develop exploits required to gain full control of the consoles.
Internet Explorer and Exchange Server top the list of Microsoft programs needing to be patched by IT administrators this month, now that the company has rolled out its latest round of "Patch Tuesday" security fixes.
Overall, Microsoft has issued seven security bulletins for December, including three that are critical, covering security vulnerabilities found in Windows (both the server and desktop editions), Office, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server and Internet Explorer.