Microsoft's One Windows strategy is only causing confusion because we seem to have forgotten what an operating system is.
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Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.
Mary Branscombe is a freelance tech journalist. Mary has been a technology writer for nearly two decades, covering everything from early versions of Windows and Office to the first smartphones, the arrival of the web and most things inbetween.
Microsoft's OneNote used to be the hidden jewel in the Office crown, now on its own and with a public API, it's time for it to highlight Microsoft's new direction.
Even in a cloud and tablet world, lots of businesses are going to keep using systems designed for the on-premise world - and that's just fine.
Functional languages are here to stay. So are you ready to completely change the way you code?
Microsoft, Apple and Google have all made big announcements at their developer conferences. What do they mean for developers and how we design and build applications?
I don't think the branding for Office 365 and OneDrive is confusing, but it's worth understanding the complexities of how the storage offering works.
We've said that we want to buy things on our phones, so Amazon has made a phone designed to be a better way to buy things.
The white heat of technology needs a furnace. That's where research labs - both commercial and academic - come in.
An extra surface for my Surface makes it work better on my knees. Here's how to make your own.
Microsoft Research’s hyperscale computing artificial intelligences are about to change the way we think about computing.