Microsoft’s week: IE turns 20, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 updates

This week, Microsoft saw its Internet Explorer browser pass 20 years since it was first launched, a milestone that unfortunately coincided with the need to release a patch to fix a critical security flaw in the browser. C’est la vie, as some might say.

Elsewhere, Microsoft has continued to deliver Windows 10 builds even after the launch of the new platform, previewing updates to come, while the hotly anticipated Windows Server 2016 reached its third Technical Preview release.

Internet Explorer turns 20 but after two decades of drama it faces an uncertain future

Internet Explorer icon

Microsoft’s venerable Internet Explorer browser has reached the 20th anniversary since its introduction, but is now being supplanted by a new upstart. Or is it?

Microsoft releases ‘critical’ out-of-band security fix for Internet Explorer

First Shellshock malware emerges

Microsoft has released a ‘critical’ security patch for all versions of Internet Explorer after the discovery of a major vulnerability that could allow hackers to remotely attack Windows systems.

Microsoft previews Windows 10 updates with post-launch Build 10525

Windows 10 is available now as a free upgrade

Windows 10 was made available for PC users at the end of July, but Microsoft is already moving ahead with new features, delivering the first post-launch Technical Preview to testers with memory management and user interface enhancements.

Microsoft updates Windows Server 2016 preview with containers support

Stacks in a datacentre

Microsoft has delivered a new Technical Preview of the upcoming Windows Server 2016 platform, bringing the first public build of the firm’s container support for Windows servers. It also comes with an updated preview of the System Centre 2016 suite designed to manage its new capabilities.

Windows 10 sends data to Microsoft servers, even when told not to

Windows 10 demo of Continuum feature

Privacy-conscious Windows 10 users have been warned that a number of features in the new operating system transmit data to Microsoft servers even when they have been turned off and privacy systems are activated.

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21 August 2015 | 2:30 pm – Source: v3.co.uk

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