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New Microsoft Store set to open in on 11/17

New York City isn’t the only place where Microsoft is doing it big. According to a news article on Softpedia, the doors of Microsoft’s newest retail store is set to open at Tyson’s Corner Center on November 17 at 10:00 AM, local time. Like the festivities over here in NYC, there are some things being planned…

Microsoft rushes to fix Duqu zero-day exploit

Microsoft released a workaround to block a Windows kernel vulnerability recently found to be exploited by the installer for the Duqu virus, a Stuxnet-like worm discovered in October. The attack,discovered by Hungarian researchers, exploits a vulnerability in Windows’ TrueType font engine. A full fix for the problem is still pending, and will not be part…

Microsoft’s new ‘Future Vision’ video

Microsoft is on hand to satisfy those urges, and has produced a new video, entitled ‘Productivity Future Vision 2011’, that offers us a glimpse of the future and the directions in which technology may take us next. Suffice it to say, the future looks like a pretty cool place to go. Produced by Microsoft’s Office Labs division…

Windows 7 overtakes XP worldwide

According to StatCounter, it’s taken roughly two years for Redmond’s latest to surpass XP and become the world’s most popular operating system. October 2011 marks the first time that Windows 7 has overtaken XP globally, with a 40 percent share of the market versus the latter’s 38. As for Vista, it’s been holding steady at around 11. Not that…

Microsoft pushes desktop users to the new Start screen

The most striking, in-your-face, and noticeable part of Windows 8 is its new Metro user interface, and in particular, its Start screen. The Start screen is a replacement for the Start menu that has been a feature of Windows for the last 16 years. The Start screen is touch-friendly, fullscreen, and filled with live, active tiles….

Microsoft confirms new Windows zero-day bug

Hackers can use malformed images to hijack XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 Computerworld – Microsoft today confirmed an unpatched vulnerability in Windows just hours after a hacking toolkit published an exploit for the bug. A patch is under construction, but Microsoft does not plan to issue an emergency, or “out-of-band,” update to fix the flaw….