Windows news stories
NZ Windows users at risk of devastating cyber attacks
"While businesses are less at risk of encountering a threat than consumers, they more often than not have more to lose if they do fall victim."
Avast reveals top 10 malware types troubling Aussie users
Avast has revealed the top 10 malware types putting Australian users at risk of having their personal data and money stolen and losing control of their devices.
Vulnerabilities discovered in Veeam backup solutions
Among the possible consequences of the attacks are infection with ransomware, data theft, and denial of service.
Privileged Access Management / PAM
Delinea bolsters PAM service for Linux with cloud expansion
Delinea has announced an extension of its cloud suite to help provide better management solutions for Linux user groups.
BeyondTrust extends remote support with updated release
Privileged Access Management firm BeyondTrust is extending its remote support and adding deeper security protections for systems and devices.
Microsoft shares vague details about Windows 11 rollout so far
People are accepting upgrades Windows 11 faster than they did for Windows 10 - but won't say exactly how many PCs are actually running it.
Barracuda MSP business growth signals hope for smarter cybersecurity solutions
Data protection company Barracuda has recorded rapid growth in its managed service provider (MSP) business, with the acquisition of SKOUT cybersecurity playing a pivotal role in providing new opportunities.
MysterySnail: Kaspersky finds zero-day exploit for Windows OS
Kaspersky has uncovered a zero-day exploit for the Windows OS.
Microsoft adds Azure capabilities to Windows Server 2022
Windows Server 2022 includes multi-layered security, hybrid capabilities with Azure, file server improvements, container support with Kubernetes, and more.
Microsoft begins Windows 11 rollout, but there's wait for Android apps
It is the first major operating system update for the tech giant in six years.
Microsoft showcases what's new in Windows 11
The design, according to Microsoft, has been simplified to be ‘modern, fresh, clean, and beautiful’, but a new design aesthetic isn't the only thing that has changed.
Microsoft: new Surface Pro 7+ for Business, 85” Hub to start shipping
The newest Surface model includes an LTE option for those who need mobile connectivity.
GCloud VMware Engine available in Sydney cloud region
Businesses in the A/NZ region can deploy Google Cloud VMware Engine closer to their operations and unlock new growth opportunities.
Identity and Access Management
GCloud updates capabilities with Anthos enhancements
Google Cloud has announced improvements for hybrid compatibility, services, development, migration and identity security with updates to Anthos.
Parallels’ latest Windows on Mac solution ready for Big Sur
Desktop 16 for Mac is designed to integrate and blend with the latest MacOS and comes in standard, pro and business editions.
Kaspersky finds zero-day exploits in Windows OS and Internet Explorer used in targeted attack
"What is particularly interesting in the discovered attack is that the previous exploits we found were mainly about elevation of privileges."
Business Intelligence / BI
New solution allows Windows apps on Chromebook Enterprise
Parallels and Google have partnered to enable Windows applications to run in VMs on Chromebooks without rebooting or an internet connection.
Fujitsu unveils 14 new models of enterprise notebooks, tablets and workstations optimised for remote working
By expanding its lineup of superior mobile products, the Fujitsu Group says it will continue to support such initiatives as remote work, as part of the customers' workstyle transformation.
IaaS / Serverless Infrastructure
New solution promises cloud deployment in two hours
Australian IT services company Linktech Australia says its Kloudily IaaS and virtual desktops solution will get employees into remote work in a hurry.
Veritas: PCs running Windows 7 vulnerable to ransomware
"It's vital that the organisations that rely on Windows 7 are aware of the risks and what they need to mitigate them."
Microsoft shows off dual-screen Surface tech
Has the company figured out the answer to the elusive dual-screen touch device?
Tablets & laptops
NZ traditional PC market returns to growth - for now
The consumer market outperformed expectations, with some aggressive channel loading by PC vendors.
People just can't let go of old Windows operating systems
Consumers and businesses worldwide are hanging on to older operating systems like Windows XP and Windows 7, despite the fact that many of those operating systems are no longer supported.
INAP launches new Intelligent Monitoring service
The new service combined advanced monitoring software with proactive support experience, and is powered by INblue, INAP’s new cloud management and support platform.