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  • Word 2013 cheat sheet

    The buzz today may be all about Office 2016 for Windows, which is due to be released this fall, but many business users are still getting acquainted with Office 2013 and will continue to use it for some time. Use this Word 2013 cheat sheet to help take advantage of all it has to offer.

  • Preparing for your Windows Server upgrade

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • 5 excellent uses of Windows 8 Hyper-V

    Windows 8's bare-metal virtualization layer is a great way to create an app sandbox, run a test machine, launch a VHD appliance, and more

  • Internet Explorer 9: A getting started guide

    Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 officially launched late Monday and is ready for download here.

  • How to clean up your online reputation

    If you own a small or medium business, a good reputation--online and offline--is clearly key to your success.

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  • What's the future for Windows Phone?

    Despite rumors that Microsoft is about to kill Windows Phone, some industry observers say that's unlikely for several reasons, especially the expected gains from the rollout of Windows 10, which will run on smartphones and other devices.

  • Microsoft takes yet another shot at defining 'free' for Windows 10 testers

    Microsoft on Monday took another shot at clarifying its Windows 10 upgrade policy, telling Windows Insider participants that they had to remain in the preview program if they had not upgraded from an eligible PC but wanted to continue running the OS free of charge.

  • Standards are coming for containers

    A list of leading cloud, storage and virtualization companies are backing a new effort named the Open Container Project, which aims to create a set of standards for the fast-growing technology.

  • Clear as mud: Microsoft struggles to define 'free' for Windows 10

    Microsoft's Keystone Kops-like revelation that Windows 10 testers would get a free copy of the OS -- yes, no, then yes, probably, but with strings -- may be confusing compared to Apple's approach to OS X, but reflects the much more complicated ecosystem the Redmond, Wash. company maintains.

  • FAQ: How Microsoft will update Windows 10

    Microsoft is just weeks away from pushing customers into a radical overhaul of how they receive security, maintenance and new feature updates.

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