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  • Windows' new normal shows software-as-a-service ambitions

    Microsoft's new updating "normal" for Windows -- a faster-paced tempo that demands customers apply releases within weeks -- is a first step in moving the OS to a services-style model. But companies may be leery of the change.

    Written by Gregg Keizer18 April 14 06:27
  • Microsoft's Office for iPad shakes up mobile enterprise

    It's hard to overstate the impact of the Microsoft Office for iPad. The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out Cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige15 April 14 05:43
  • How to support Windows XP now that Microsoft isn't

    Official Microsoft support for Windows XP has ended. However, as many as 20 per cent of business endpoints still use the popular operating system. If your company ranks among those still using XP, here's how you can protect your machines from the forthcoming onslaught of security vulnerabilities.

    Written by Paul Rubens07 April 14 23:54
  • Trek Bicycle Rides Project Management Tool to Efficiency

    Getting new products to market on time is critical, especially for a business that is seasonal. In order to improve new product development and delivery Trek Bicycle implemented a project management tool that is keeping teams better connected, collaborating and creative.

    Written by Stephanie Overby03 April 14 02:54
  • Microsoft returns to scare tactic well in dump-XP campaign

    Microsoft has pulled out the big guns - a fear-of-God approach - to scare users into dumping Windows XP, telling them the most popular tasks done on a PC will put them in the crosshairs of cyber criminals.

    Written by Gregg Keizer26 March 14 16:06
  • In-memory technologies move databases to real time

    Last week, application-performance monitoring service provider New Relic launched an offering that allows customers to mine its operational data for business intelligence.

    Written by Joab Jackson24 March 14 17:12
  • In-memory technologies move databases to real time

    Last week, application-performance monitoring service provider New Relic launched an offering that allows customers to mine its operational data for business intelligence.

    Written by Joab Jackson24 March 14 17:12
  • Microsoft scrambles to simplify its licensing

    Microsoft is pledging dramatic improvements to its notoriously complex enterprise licensing, but experts are skeptical about the potential impact of the plan.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez19 March 14 13:30
  • Cloud wars heating up in 2014

    Google, Amazon and Microsoft have all made strategic moves to gain cloud market share -- and the 'cloud wars' are only getting started.

    Written by Sharon Florentine12 March 14 13:42
  • Nokia's X phone line: What will Microsoft do with it?

    Will Microsoft hold on to Nokia's three new X phones on Android once the deal to buy Nokia is final in the coming weeks? Three analysts attending the Mobile World Congress gave three different perspectives.

    Written by Matt Hamblen24 Feb. 14 17:46
  • Hey Microsoft, where's the next Mac Office?

    Microsoft is behind the schedule it used for the last several iterations of Office for the Mac, and has not breathed a word about its Mac intentions.

    Written by Gregg Keizer21 Feb. 14 12:25
  • iTunes is almost as big a biz as OEM Windows

    Apple's iTunes, software and services group generated almost as much revenue in 2013 as the Microsoft division responsible for licensing Windows to computer and smartphone makers, according to comparisons of the companies' financial statements.

    Written by Gregg Keizer12 Feb. 14 17:00
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