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22 Mar/12

Microsoft Slash TechNet Product Keys from 10 to 5 to 3

Microsoft Slash TechNet Product Keys from 10 to 5 to 3

In September 2010, citing concerns over piracy, Microsoft slashed the number of product keys available to subscribers of its TechNet service from 10 per product down to 5.  This caused some arguments but Microsoft still insisted that the annual subscription of $349 was great value for what you got.  Now though the company has announced that the number of available product keys is to be slashed even further to just 3 per product.So what does this mean?  Fortunately it doesn’t mean...

20 Mar/12

Windows 8 To Go On Sale In Ocober According To Bloomberg

Windows 8 To Go On Sale In Ocober According To Bloomberg

Microsoft is keeping everyone guessing about the release date of both the Windows 8 RTM version and the final version. Bloomberg (via Windows 8 News) is now citing unnamed sources close to Microsoft that Windows 8 will go on sale “around” October 2012. According to the news article posted on the site, the release will include versions for both Intel and ARM devices.System manufacturers working with Microsoft will release more than 40 Intel machines running Windows 8, and five...

20 Mar/12

Windows 8: da Ottobre su PC e tablet

Windows 8: da Ottobre su PC e tablet

All'epoca dell'uscita di scena di XP, avvenuta dopo oltre cinque anni, i vertici di Microsoft affermarono come, da quel momento in avanti, il ciclo di vita dei loro sistemi operativi sarebbero stati più corti e contenuti in 30-36 mesi. Fedele alla consegna che si era data, la casa di Redmond pensionò Vista dopo 34 mesi di poco onorato servizio ed adesso sta pianificando, da un lato l'uscita di scena di Seven e dall'altro l'ingresso del nuovo Windows 8.Continua a leggere Windows 8: da...


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19 Mar/12

Niente Xbox Durango per il 2012: via libera a Nintendo e la sua Wii U

Niente Xbox Durango per il 2012: via libera a Nintendo e la sua Wii U

Di Durango, la terza generazione di console Microsoft, evoluzione dell'attuale Xbox 360, se n'è parlato di recente come di un progetto in fase abbastanza avanzata, anche se, come quasi sempre avviene in questi casi, la diretta interessata ha finora nicchiato sull'argomento. La motivazione di questo comportamento è facilmente spiegabile con la strategicità di un mercato come quello delle console, dove il confronto è fondamentalmente ristretto a soli tre player (Microsoft appunto, Nintendo...

16 Mar/12

Microsoft Universal Translator: il traduttore vocale universale

Microsoft Universal Translator: il traduttore vocale universale

Chiunque abbia avuto a che fare con i vari traduttori linguistici online non potrà certamente dirsi soddisfatto del risultato ottenuto, che il più delle volte non è nemmeno maccheronico; un po' meglio, ma non poi molto, sono in grado di fare i software residenti sul PC. Se questi sono i problemi riferiti ad un semplice testo scritto, figurarsi quali possano essere se il problema da risolvere è

15 Mar/12

Will Bitlocker’s Security Flaw Remain in Windows 8?

Will Bitlocker’s Security Flaw Remain in Windows 8?

I write a lot about security, and about Microsoft’s Bitlocker drive encryption technology.  Frankly I really like Bitlocker because it is easy to deploy and because its tied to a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip on a computer’s motherboard, it’s very secure.  It does have a flaw however and with Windows 8 now upon us this is beginning to concern me.  First of all let me explain what Bitlocker is in a bit more detail.  This system is a full-disc encryption technology. ...

14 Mar/12

Why We Are Moving All WindowsXnews.com Domains to Everything-Microsoft.com

Why We Are Moving All WindowsXnews.com Domains to Everything-Microsoft.com

If you are a regular reader here on Ghacks you may know that I operate a few other sites besides my baby. Back when Windows 7 was just a rumor, I started a blog with Everton from Connected Internet which we named Windows 7 News. It was not clear if Microsoft would stick with the name for the operating system, or another name. Luckily for us, they kept it. And since we could not write about future operating systems on the blog, we decided to register Windows 8 and Windows 9 domains as well....

10 Mar/12

Xbox Durango: addio ai dischi ottici

Xbox Durango: addio ai dischi ottici

Quando più di un analista dava ormai per scontata la capitolazione di Microsoft verso il Blu-Ray, il supporto ottico introdotto dalla rivale Sony su Playstation e poi divenuto lo standard, anche a spese di HD DVD, evoluzione del DVD utilizzato su Xbox, un colpo di coda della casa di Redmond rimette tutto in discussione. La futura Durango, terza generazione della console dell'azienda fondata da Bill Gates, attesa al debutto nel 2013, non disporrà di alcun lettore ottico. La radicale scelta...

9 Mar/12

Microsoft Reduces Touchscreen Lag To 1ms

Microsoft Reduces Touchscreen Lag To 1ms

One of the issues with most touch-enabled devices on the market today is that they have a visible input lag when you work with them. According to research Microsoft conducted, the lag’s about 100ms on modern touchscreen devices, with some devices having less lag, and some even more than that. The effect is less visible on devices with smaller screens, handhelds or smartphones for example, and more visible on tablets and other larger touch-enabled devices.To put it in understandable...

7 Mar/12

Giovani designer danno più colore ai mouse Microsoft

Giovani designer danno più colore ai mouse Microsoft

Forse più conosciuta per i suoi sistemi operativi e suite di programmi, oltre che per la nota console Xbox, Microsoft è anche un apprezzato produttore di periferiche per PC quali tastiere e mouse ed altri dispositivi, settore nel quale ricopre, da lungo tempo, un ruolo di primo piano insieme alla storica rivale Logitech. Fedele agli ultimi dettami sul fronte dell'estetica, l'ex-azienda di Bill Gates ha presentato una linea di mouse improntati sullo stile delle decorazioni e sulla colorazione...

3 Mar/12

Facebook Logout Ads, Bing First to Advertise

Facebook Logout Ads, Bing First to Advertise

In the past year, Facebook and Microsoft have started to work closely together. Microsoft has for instance added Facebook to its recently purchased Skype software, and to the company’s Bing search engine, where Facebook users who are logged in to their account will see their friend’s likes in the search results.Bing on the other hand became Facebook’s web search provider. Facebook yesterday has launched a new ad unit that is poised to increase the company’s revenue...

3 Mar/12

Windows 8 svela Windows 8: nove le versioni del sistema operativo Microsoft

Windows 8 svela Windows 8: nove le versioni del sistema operativo Microsoft

Pur se in dirittura di arrivo e già fonte di notevole interesse, oltre ad aver consentito un primo assaggio grazie alla Consumer Preview rilasciata alcuni giorni fa, Windows 8 resta per molti versi un oggetto misterioso, a cominciare da quante e quali saranno le sue versioni. La strada della verità però è spesso meno difficoltosa di quanto possa sembrare e, conoscendo la struttura degli OS Microsoft, è sufficiente mettere mano al registry di Eight per avere l'agognata risposta alla...

29 Feb/12

Microsoft Beta Day, Windows 8, .Net 4.5, Visual Studio 11

Microsoft Beta Day, Windows 8, .Net 4.5, Visual Studio 11

Microsoft has released several beta versions of upcoming products. You are probably already downloading the Windows 8 Consumer Preview that was released about an hour ago. The release marks the beginning of the beta phase of the operating system. Windows Server 8 Beta, Visual Studio 11 Beta and Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Beta have been released today as well. This article links to downloads for all released beta versions, and looks briefly at the changes and feature additions in those...

29 Feb/12

Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be Released [Updated]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be Released [Updated]

The waiting and uncertainty are finally over and at long last all our questions will be answered as Microsoft are set to release the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (beta) later today during an event in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress event.  The launch, which takes place at 3pm local time (2pm GMT, 9am EST, 6am PST) will see a download link go live sometime during the event and we’ll post that link here for you straight away, so stay with gHacks!I’ve had a very full mailbag...

28 Feb/12

Samsung SUR40 Microsoft Surface Table – Hands On

Samsung SUR40 Microsoft Surface Table – Hands On

I’ve today had a chance to have a play with the new Samsung SUR40 table running the latest version of Microsoft’s Surface operating system.  The table, which starts at $8,400 is now available to buy in 23 countries after being released at the end of last year, but is it any good and would your business want one?First of all let’s look at the technical specifications.  This table contains a 40 inch 50-point touch screen running at a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. ...

20 Feb/12

Google Caught Red-Handed Reaching Into Internet Explorer’s Cookie Jar

Google Caught Red-Handed Reaching Into Internet Explorer’s Cookie Jar

The Wall Street Journal a few days ago described how Google and other advertising companies bypassed a user privacy feature of Apple’s Safari browser to drop “ad-tracking cookies on [..] Safari users”. Safari by default blocks third party cookies, which are often used by advertising companies to track users on the Internet. These cookies are used to track the user on every site the scripts of the advertising company run on, which in the case of Google are a lot of different...

20 Feb/12

Microsoft Extends Vista Extended Support Cycle To 2017

Microsoft Extends Vista Extended Support Cycle To 2017

Microsoft initially planned to end support for some Windows Vista versions, Windows Home Basic and Ultimate for example, in April 2012. The effect would have been devastating for customers running those editions of the operating systems, as they would not receive patches, both normal and security related, anymore after that date. It would also mean that Windows XP would outlive these Vista editions thanks to its extended support end date.Only Vista Home Premium, Business and Enterprise...

20 Feb/12

Is Tablet-Creep in Operating Systems a Bad Thing and Must we Accept it?

Is Tablet-Creep in Operating Systems a Bad Thing and Must we Accept it?

Like it or not, it would appear that the tablet-ification of our desktop operating systems is inevitable.  Setting aside the new Metro interface that will take the main focus of Windows 8, Apple are slowly creeping more tablet features into OS X and even Canonical are getting in on the act with their Unity interface for Ubuntu and their removal of drop-down menus.  So is tablet-creep a bad thing, and need we accept it?With Windows 8 out next week in beta we will finally get the answers...

19 Feb/12

Microsoft SkyDrive Desktop Clients, Additional Storage Spotted

Microsoft SkyDrive Desktop Clients, Additional Storage Spotted

The cloud, that’s where every big tech company under the sun is heading to. Cloud storage recently came into focus again with rumors that Google would launch their long awaited Google Drive service in the near future.Microsoft has been one step ahead of Google with SkyDrive, the company’s cloud hosting, document management and media publishing service. The storage space SkyDrive is offering is considerably larger than that of popular comparable services such as Dropbox.SkyDrive...

18 Feb/12

How Would You Better Integrate Microsoft’s Products?

How Would You Better Integrate Microsoft’s Products?

With the Windows 8 beta out next week and getting all the attention especially with it’s integration of the company’s Kinect technology, the rest of Microsoft’s product line-up has taken a back seat in the eyes of the public and businesses.  It is a very extensive line-up though including Hotmail, SkyDrive, Office Web Apps, Office 365, Office 2010, Windows Server, Windows Phone, ForeFront, Lync, Xbox 360 and many more.  One of the core benefits of using Microsoft’s...