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Tim Greene

Tim Greene

Senior Editor

Network World, Inc.

Tim Greene is a senior editor at Network World, covering Microsoft and virtual desktops including those made by Microsoft, VMware, Citrix and KVM. He writes the Mostly Microsoft blog. You can reach him at


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Recent articles by Tim Greene

FAQ: What you need to know about the end of Windows XP support

April 07, 2014

Microsoft issues its final security update this week for Windows XP, the 13-year-old operating system that remains the second most used platform in the world despite the certainty that after April 8 it will rapidly become dangerously insecure.

Patch Tuesday: Final Microsoft support for Windows XP addresses Internet Explorer problems

April 03, 2014

Microsoft’s final patches for Windows XP that come out next week focus on critical problems with older versions of Internet Explorer that can result in malicious code being run remotely on victim machines.

Microsoft gives businesses reason to adopt Windows 8.1

April 02, 2014

Microsoft is delivering a way to turn legacy Win32 business apps into modern touch apps that run on Windows 8.1, a feature it hopes will help prod businesses toward adopting the new operating system.

China's unsupported XP machines hold the potential to become a massive botnet army

March 31, 2014

Unsupported Windows XP machines in China could pose a threat to the Internet in general if bot-herders round up significant numbers of them to use as launch pads for malicious exploits, according to a top white-hat hacker.

Office for iPad requires Office 365 subscription to be fully useful

March 28, 2014

Office for the iPad is available, but it might not be what you were expecting.

Businesses: Forget Microsoft Office for iPad, pay attention to Enterprise Mobility Suite

March 27, 2014

While today's Office for iPad announcement caught most of the buzz, Microsoft made another announcement that arguably has as much significance for businesses: Enterprise Mobility Suite.

Office for iPad could have security implications both good and bad

March 26, 2014

Microsoft is widely expected to announce Office for iPad tomorrow, which could have both positive and negative security implications for businesses that use it, experts say.

Trial Microsoft software and services – for FREE!

March 25, 2014

Microsoft gives potential customers the chance to test drive some of its most popular software and services via free trials that ultimately make for better buying decisions.

Microsoft's Lync surging as PBX choice in North America

March 19, 2014

Microsoft's Lync communications platform is making big gains as the IP PBX of choice, particularly in North America and particularly among larger businesses, Enterprise Connect attendees were told.

Startups flock to Web RTC for browser-based videoconferencing

March 19, 2014

A band of startups at Enterprise Connect is trying to cash in on Web RTC browser technology for peer-to-peer Internet audio and video calls.