As we look at how software will be evolving, traditional PC applications and mobile apps have some substantial differences, key among them the depth and flexibility traditional applications offer that are often an anathema to mobile users.
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The NUC5i7RYH is one of seven Next Unit of Computing systems that the company will be shipping with its fifth-generation Core CPUs.
Microsoft is betting on holographic applications and everything from Skype to Minecraft will be in play.
Microsoft is making Windows 8.1 available to its PC partners for anywhere from 'zero dollars' to $15 per copy, according to recently disclosed OEM licensing information.
New instances launched across seven regions deliver the highest level of processor performance on EC2, aimed at high-performance computing applications.
Intel has detailed how much faster and more capable PCs based on its new Broadwell processors will be when they launch this month in a series of laptops - including the world's largest Chromebook.
Microsoft has purchased email startup Acompli, which makes iOS and Android mobile e-mail applications, for an undisclosed amount.
In response to an evolving market, Intel plans to combine the resources of its PC division with its struggling chip group.
Microsoft is preparing to release a preview of a new version of its Azure SQL database before year-end which is aimed at simplifying the move of database applications to the cloud.
Microsoft is targeting the second half of calendar 2015 as its latest release target for both its next-generation Office client and server applications.
In addition to its new micro-sized PC, the world's largest computer supplier has also boosted its ThinkCentre E63z all-in-one with an Intel Core i3 processor.
Microsoft is building new container technologies into the next Windows Server release, enabling Dockerized applications to run on Windows Server on-premises or on Azure.
Software as a Service offerings -- such as SalesForce.com, Office356, Microsoft Dynamics and AthenaHealth -- hold out the promise of replacing enterprise applications and serving as platforms for future development. While the promise can be fulfilled, organizations have to take some responsibility too.
The Korean giant will now use Microsoft Word as the company's official word-processing program instead of its self-designed one, reports ZDNet Korea’s Cho Mu-hyun.
Newly released figures from two popular web analytics firms show a PC market that is essentially static. The most interesting detail: Apple's push to update its installed base to the latest OS X version has largely succeeded, while Microsoft is less successful with its efforts to get Windows 8 users to move to the free 8.1 update.
The challenges facing Microsoft Windows are many, but none so big as the casual PC user's changing habits.
Sleek and cheap, Chromebooks have been one of the few bright spots in the PC market. Expect Microsoft to fight back quickly.
In its ads, Microsoft says the Surface Pro 3 is "the tablet that can replace your laptop." With the addition of a new docking station, the Surface Pro has its eye on your desktop PC, too.
The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."
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