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Watch Out For Suspicious Microsoft Office Files: They Could Be Malware

Microsoft recently released security advisory warning of specially crafted Microsoft Office files that can give an attacker the same user rights as the user that opens it. The vulnerability affects all currently supported releases of Microsoft Windows, excluding Windows Server 2003.


Windows 10 Technical Preview Gets Its First Major Update

Already trying out the Technical Preview for Windows 10? Microsoft has just pushed out a major update that adds some new features — but also breaks some stuff. Remember, it’s a beta!


What Will Happen With Windows Server In 2015?

There has been a lot of excitement recently about Windows 10, the forthcoming version of Windows that restores the Start menu, dangles the promise of universal apps and has lots of hidden features. But what about its less sexy but more successful Windows Server sibling? Here’s what we know so far about plans for its next version.


Microsoft's Australian Azure Data Centres Will Open Next Week

We’ve been waiting quite a while for this, and now it looks like it’s finally happening: Microsoft’s Australian Azure data centres in Melbourne and Sydney will officially launch next week.


Cloud Patches: AWS WorkSpaces Support PCoIP, Azure Previews Real-Time Hadoop

Last week in cloud computing: AWS goes deeper into thin clients, while Azure previews Apache Storm clusters.


Why Apple And Google Won't Care About Irish Tax Law Changes

Ireland has this week moved to change its tax law, closing the “double Irish” tax avoidance technique widely used by multinational enterprises including Google and Microsoft.


Windows 10 Testers Aren't Opting For Virtual Machines

One of the more popular ways to test beta operating systems is to run them as a virtual machine, meaning that you’re not putting your main system at risk. With the Windows 10 Technical Preview, it seems not too many people are doing that.


Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Can Now Convert Physical Machines To Hyper-V

Have an existing physical Windows server that you’d like to convert to a Hyper-V image? Version 3.,0 of the free Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter adds that ability.


Patch Tuesday: All Three All Over You At Once

What’s more painful than a regular patch Tuesday? A patch Tuesday with vital updates from Microsoft, Oracle and Adobe.


Cloud Patches: SSD For AWS RDS, Windows Server 2008 Backup On Azure

Last week in cloud computing: acronyms galore as AWS adds SSD to RDS and Azure adds backup support for Windows Server 2008.