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Windows Phone's goal: Be the go-to OS for the budget-conscious

By eliminating licensing fees for the OS on devices with a screen smaller than 9 inches, Microsoft is placing a bet on rapid expansion over revenue.

By Apr. 4, 2014


Microsoft fixes 20 flaws with 11 patches

The security bulletins, four deemed critical, affect Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Host Integration Server.

By Oct. 14, 2008


Microsoft issues five critical security patches

As part of Patch Tuesday, the software giant releases security bulletins that address vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, and IE.

By Apr. 8, 2008


Microsoft fixes 26 flaws with 11 patches; six are critical

Updates affect Microsoft Office suite and individual applications as well as Internet Explorer.

By Aug. 12, 2008


Internet worm exploits Windows vulnerability

Security hole in Windows that Microsoft released patch for last month is being exploited by worm and bots, Microsoft says.

By Nov. 26, 2008


Microsoft fixes 28 flaws; 6 are critical

Redmond issues eight patches that affect Visual Basic 6, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, Windows Search, SharePoint, and Windows Media Components.

By Dec. 9, 2008


Expert: Worm spreading in many ways becoming an epidemic

The worm known as Kido, aka Conficker or Downadup, evolves to spread via removable devices and other means besides just exploiting a Windows vulnerability.

By Jan. 15, 2009


Microsoft patches 10 flaws with seven bulletins

The most critical patches released cover Bluetooth, Internet Explorer, and DirectX.

By Jun. 10, 2008


Microsoft fixes 9 flaws with 4 patches; none critical

Bulletins address flaws within Domain Name Service in Windows, Windows Explorer in Windows Vista, Outlook Web Access (OWA), and Microsoft SQL servers

By Jul. 8, 2008


Microsoft patches potential 'worm hole'

A rare, out-of-cycle, critical patch is available to address a serious flaw that Microsoft thinks could lead to a network worm.

By Oct. 23, 2008