Windows XP to be discontinued

It’s finally over. Microsoft has announced that they will be discontinuing support of Windows XP (SP3) as of April 8, 2014.  The decade-old operating system has finally been put in the recycle bin, with automatic update services to be turned off.  It will also mean that services like the free Microsoft Security Essentials will no longer install, nor will it …

Is Microsoft Behind the Ball?

Microsoft has been a playing the technology world since the beginning of personal computers, but are they losing their edge? Is their most recent shakeup going to be enough? Don’t get me wrong, we love the Microsoft Office productivity suite and we all rely on Windows to power many of our personal computers, but with many trends in the technology …

Microsoft trying again with Windows 8.1

Microsoft is hoping to get a fresh start with developers and tech enthusiasts on Wednesday, when it kicks off it’s BUILD Developer Conference.  It’s goal?  Convince the IT community (and through them, businesses and consumers) that the upcoming Windows 8.1 is relevant, useful and a worthy successor to the wildly popular Windows 7. It’s a tough climb.  As a recent …