Millions of legitimate servers that rely on dynamic domain name services from No-IP.com were caught in the crossfire and suffered outages starting Monday this week. This happened after Microsoft enforced a federal court order and seized 22 domain names operated by No-IP that it said were being abused to facilitate malware-related crimes.
Microsoft has apologized for an outage experienced by its Exchange Online service that took place early last week, which it says was due to a "unique" set of circumstances that initially only affected a "small set of customers".
Microsoft this week unveiled a significant increase in the free storage capacity that it is offering to users of OneDrive cloud storage, according to Omar Shahine, the group program manager for OneDrive.com.
Microsoft has issued an update to fix a potentially serious denial of service bug in its anti-malware detection engine.
Microsoft has finally followed in the heels of competitors, such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, with the announcement of its Internet Explorer Developer Channel. This is a preview version of Internet Explorer that Microsoft says offers a peek of forthcoming features and capabilities in the company's flagship Web browser.
Microsoft could be leaving Windows 7 exposed by applying some patches only to its newest Windows 8 operating systems, says Joseph Moti, a security researcher.
Google's Chrome has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer, or IE, as a Web browser platform in the United States, according to the latest Adobe Digital Index for the month of April. According to Adobe, Chrome accounted for 31.8 percent of all Web browser usage during the month, while IE's browser share was slightly lower at 30.9 percent for that month.
Apple yesterday unveiled the next version of its operating system for Mac computers at its WWDC 2014 event for developers. OS X Yosemite is a replacement for OS X Mavericks from last year, and offers a substantial user interface redesign, iCloud Drive for cloud storage and multiple tweaks including major new features that offer better integration between Mac and iOS devices.
Microsoft last week took the wraps of a new service for Skype that is capable of understanding spoken words and speaking out the translation in another language--in close to real time.
It appears that the unsupported Windows XP operating system can continue receiving updates from Microsoft with just a few simple changes.