There's a piece of the Windows 10 story that may be more important to business users than the actual editions themselves: The branches that underlie Windows as a Service.
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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.
Microsoft is rolling out to its Insider testers a new test build of Windows 10 Mobile for phones, as well as promised test builds of its Office Universal apps for Windows Phones.
Microsoft is taking the wraps off its SKU line-up for Windows 10. But it still isn't sharing many feature, pricing or licensing specifics.
Microsoft is looking to bring the cloud to its SharePoint Server 2016 users, rather than trying to force them to go all-cloud.
Microsoft has made generally available its spring updates to its core Dynamics CRM and Dynamics Marketing products.
Microsoft is opening its Skype Translator real-time audio and video translation service to all Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users.
Talk of Windows 10 being the 'last version' of Windows has been circulating for a year. What does this really mean? The answer: Not much.
Microsoft is on track to deliver the promised synced engine for OneDrive consumer and OneDrive for Business, according to information disclosed at its Ignite conference.
Microsoft is promising to add, after RTM, a number of new features -- and to cut some legacy ones -- with its Windows 10 Edge browser.
If a college student or mobile professional asked Mary Jo Foley whether to spend roughly $700 on a Surface 3 (with the separately priced keyboard and pen) or on a laptop, she'd still recommend a laptop.
Microsoft's first public preview of the next version of its SQL Server database is coming this summer. Here's what to expect.
Microsoft's Azure Stack combines elements of the Azure and Windows Server operating system platforms into a new offering for private cloud customers and hosting providers.
A new test build of Microsoft's Office 2016 suite for Windows 7, 8 and 10 users is available, ahead of this fall's final release.
Microsoft is readying new on-premises previews of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016, which will be available later this week.
Microsoft is providing IT pros with more granular levels of control over how Windows 10 as a service will work.