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Microsoft may drag out layoffs for a year

Long periods of uncertainty about who goes, who stays, can corrode a company's morale


Surface survives Microsoft cuts, but tablet strategy remains muddled

What part, if any, will Nokia have in tablets, analysts ask

Microsoft rumored to be buying security firm that publicized Active Directory exploit

Microsoft is thinking about buying an Israeli security company that yesterday posted instructions on how to change Active Directory passwords by exploiting a design flaw.

Emergency vBulletin patch fixes dangerous SQL injection vulnerability

Attackers could exploit the flaw to steal information from the databases of websites running vBulletin 5

Vulnerability exposes some Cisco home wireless devices to hacking

Specially crafted HTTP requests could trigger remote code execution on the affected devices, Cisco said

Microsoft's future under Nadella less about Windows, more about mobile and cloud

The company is moving away from its past devotion to its OS

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Windows Phone 8.1 and its first update could appear this week

Windows Phone 8.1, the revision to Microsoft's mobile OS that has taken longer to manifest than Windows 8.1, might finally show up this week or next, along with its first update.

Future Java 7 security patches will work on Windows XP despite end of official support

Windows XP users will continues to receive Java 7 security updates until at least April 2015, Oracle says

Oracle to release 115 security patches

Java SE and Fusion Middleware alone will receive nearly 50 fixes in Tuesday's update

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Let the countdown begin: Windows 7 mainstream support ends in six months

There's a difference between mainstream and extended support, however.

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Russian Windows leaker denies link to ex-Microsoft worker who stole trade secrets

But Wzor acknowledges that the case prompted move to go underground and break off communication with sources

Gartner scales back Windows forecast

Microsoft and Apple will ship fewer devices in 2014-2015 than earlier estimates, while Android will ship more

Vulnerability in AVG security toolbar puts IE users at risk

Bad design decisions could have enabled malware infections, researchers from CERT/CC said

Microsoft debugs Explorer, Windows with Patch Tuesday updates

Critical IE patches address vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution

Dumping of Windows XP (finally) slows plummeting PC sales

Gartner: Sale of PCs is still dropping, just slower

Universal Apps: Microsoft's bid to bring mobile developers back to Windows

Microsoft's messy mobile strategy and incompatible platforms have frustrated would-be app developers. Can Universal Apps stop the rot?

Ruby on Rails gets patches for SQL injection vulnerabilities

The two vulnerabilities affect Rails applications that use PostgreSQL as a database system

WIth iWatch looming, Microsoft plans its own fitness wearable as Woz tosses aside his Galaxy Gear

With the iWatch looming, Microsoft is reportedly interested in entering the wearables space as well

Hardcoded SSH key gives backdoor access to Cisco communications manager

Cisco released new software versions to fix the issue and patch another serious vulnerability

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