Steve Jobs' resigns as CEO from Apple: his resignation letter

Apple's board of directors shocked the world today when it announced that Steve Jobs was handing over the CEO reigns to Tim Cook, effectively immediately. Jobs will stay on as Apple's chairman.Here are the most important bits from...

Google explains its data correlation privacy settings

In response to my blog post about how Google seems to be gathering pubic data about people and correlating it with their Google user names, Google has offered some explanations. A company spokesperson told me that the search giant...

Why I was banned on Google+ (and how I redeemed myself)

I was as surprised to learn last week that my Google+ account had been banned as I was to learn a few weeks ago that I had a Google+ account. After some effort on my part, as of today, my name is now acceptable to Google and my...

Winner of Webucator's Microsoft certifcation classes

The following lucky reader won a set of Microsoft certification classes from Webucator. Webucator generously offered an entire package of hosted e-Learning courses associated with a Microsoft certification path for free to readers of...

Half the world's data is stored in hard drives

The Journal of Science this year completed a study of 20-years of data storage. They found that, by 2007, the world had squirreled away 295 exabytes of data ... which works out to 295 billion gigabytes.In 2007, nearly half of that...

Microsoft confirms BPOS cloud outage

User complaints began rolling in today that Microsoft's cloud, BPOS, was down with users unable to sign in to the service. Plus, as part of the outage, the BPOS Health Dashboard was also down, leaving IT administrators completely in...

Microsoft issues first patch for IE9 amidst 34 holes closed today

As expected, today's Patch Tuesday is a whopper. Microsoft released 16 security updates (nine critical and seven important) addressing 34 vulnerabilities, including the first patch for Internet Explorer 9 and a rare patch for...

World IPv6 Day sees double the IPv6 traffic and a special Microsoft patch

Microsoft was among the major website operators that helped make Wednesday's World IPv6 Day a reality. Microsoft issued a Fix-it patch to smooth any rough spots Windows users may have had during the day of experimental IPv6...

Microsoft offers students a free Xbox with new Windows 7 PCs

If you are about to plunk down some cash for a new Windows 7 PC for your college studies, you may be able to score a free Xbox with that purchase. Microsoft is giving away a free Xbox 360 4GB console with the purchase of a...

Verizon to sell its first Windows Phone 7 smartphone on May 26

The HTC Trophy, Verizon's first Windows Phone 7, will be available online on May 26, and in Verizon stores on June 2 for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.Given that other HTC WP7 handsets are...

IT Celebs bracket game: Meg Whitman vs. Eric Schmidt

It is time for May Madness. As part of our 25th anniversary, the Network World staff has selected 32 of the top innovative minds in the technology industry in the past 25 years. It is now up to you to determine who moves onto the...

Microsoft fixes critical worm hole in Windows Server

As part of its monthly Patch Tuesday cycle, Microsoft issued a critical patch, MS11-035, that fixes a rare hole affecting all versions of Windows Server, even Server Core. The vulnerability is in the Windows Internet Name Service...

Microsoft, Skype combo could be great for the enterprise

Microsoft's acquisition of Skype should be a good news story for enterprises that use Microsoft servers and want to include low-cost unified communications and videoconferencing. While the companies' CEOs didn't offer details on...

Survey: How much does Windows Patching burden you?

Network World wants to gauge the burden for enterprise companies of keeping Windows patched. Will you help? This survey will take about five minutes of your time and is anonymous. We are not gathering information about the identities...

Microsoft's Project Tuva celebrates Richard Feynman lecture series 50-year anniversary

UPDATED/CORRECTED: 04/21: Microsoft acquired the rights to a famed filmed lecture series by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman and posted them online for all to see via its Project Tuva site. The series includes seven...

Record-breaking Microsoft patch day affects all versions of Windows

As expected, Microsoft released a record-breaking, massive number of patches today that affects all versions of Windows and Office -- including its cloud apps -- and addresses some long-standing holes that hackers have been ...

Win a 5-day Microsoft Licensing Tricks class

I've lined up a great new contest giveaway for Microsoft Subnet readers. How would you like to be the hero of your company and help it to stop overpaying for Microsoft software? Cynthia Farren and Microsoft Subnet are pleased to...

Microsoft says Google made 'misleading security claims to the government'

An attorney for Microsoft has all but called Google a liar. Google bragged that its cloud offering for the government had achieved a top federal security certification when it hadn't, unsealed court documents reveal. Based on this...

Winner of the March Webucator Windows 7 Training class

Online training company Webucator has generously given away a Windows 7 technician training class for one Microsoft Subnet reader in which the winner can also invite two colleagues. The winner is selected by spinning the wheel....

Microsoft: Happy 36th birthday!

Microsoft was founded on April 4, 1975, as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen. The company's history is an embedded part of Americana. Its leaders are household names. Its products grace just about every household in the...

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