Windows Server 2003 Is Still A Massive Target For Hackers

Windows Server 2003 reaches the end of its useful life on July 14 this year, with no more patches after that date. If you assumed that such a (relatively) ancient operating system doesn’t require much updating, think again.

Microsoft Now Lets You Download Windows 7 ISOs With A Valid Licence

If you don’t have your Windows 7 disc handy — but want to create a custom installation, run Windows from a USB drive, or just do a fresh install — you’ll need an ISO file of the disc. You used to be able to download them from a site called Digital River, but those links no longer work. Now Microsoft has a Software Recovery Center where you can download those ISOs for free.

Cloud Patches: Google Cloud Security Scanner, AWS Tag Management

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Windows XP Still Refuses To Die

Melbourne Airport is introducing 28 shiny new kiosks that can be used for automatic check-in by international airlines. And what operating system are they running? Windows XP, which was officially killed off last April.

Azure Adds Linux Version Of HDInsight

Azure has offered a Windows-based version of the HDInsight Hadoop implementation since late 2013. Now you have the option of running HDInsight in a Linux implementation on Azure as well.

Office Integrating With More Cloud Storage Providers

Unsurprisingly, every version of Office makes it easy to save files to Microsoft’s own OneDrive service — but what if you prefer Dropbox or Box? That should be less of a hassle in the future, with Microsoft announcing new integration options for Office that will let any cloud storage provider be added to the list of save locations.

OneNote Is Now Entirely Free On Windows

Windows: When Microsoft made OneNote free in March last year, there were some Windows edition features that remained available only to paying Office users. That has now changed — the full set of option is available to every OneNote user, free of charge.

Cloud Patches: Death To Azure ACS, Route 53 Updates

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Watch out for identity management!

How To Install Windows 10 Technical Preview For Phones

As promised, Microsoft has just released the first Technical Preview of Windows 10 for phones. If you’re keen to give it a try, here’s what you’ll need to know.

Why Cortana Isn't Working For Australians In Windows 10 Yet

The latest preview build of Windows 10 includes a preliminary version of Cortana, the voice recognition technology that first debuted on Windows Phone. However, if you’re in Australia the chance is you won’t see it.