New updates for Internet Explorer 11 are included with the Windows 8.1 Update and will be pushed out to Windows 7 users next week as well. A key change is Enterprise Mode IE, which eases compatibility hassles with old internal web apps. And there's good news on the HTML 5 front.
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Cloud infrastructure market leader Amazon Web Services upgrades its tools so that Windows Server 2012 virtual-machine images can move between on-premise systems and EC2.
Redmond has joined the Facebook-led datacentre infrastructure and offered up its designs for a 12U shared server chassis used in its Windows Azure, Bing, and Office 365 services.
The latest version of Microsoft's Kinect for Windows SDK adds more HTML5, Kinect Fusion and support for other programming interfaces.
LinkedIn might start to lose its dominance as a social networking platform in the technology sector after today's beta launch of Solaborate
Can you run existing Windows apps on Surface RT and other Windows RT devices? If you have the right back-end infrastructure and licenses, Remote Desktop may provide a way.
As Apple sweeps up the dust from their latest launch event, Microsoft expects to reach 2.1 billion people with its Windows 8 marketing launch over the next several months. What does the state of the Windows tablet landscape mean for infrastructure and operations professionals?
Microsoft has taken its cloud-based productivity tools out of preview mode for consumers, and businesses should be getting their Office 365 update any day now.
Windows Server 2012's new features for managing multiple machines will undoubtedly make life easier for systems administrators, but they're also one more nail in the coffin of small IT consultancies.
Google and Microsoft's cloud revamps look set to dramatically change the competitive marketplace for infrastructure-as-a-service, but people are sceptical of their ability to dethrone Amazon
Version 3.0 of Microsoft's cloud-hosted management platform is now available, adding support for mobile devices — including iPhones, iPads and Android.
Accenture will expand its infrastructure outsourcing options as they become available from Windows Azure.
Windows 8 Server will offer three Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) options: Pooled Desktops, Personal Desktops, and Remote Desktop Sessions (formerly Terminal Services). Meanwhile, Citrix-Dell will ship this spring a turnkey VDI-In-A-Box. Gartner Group says next gen Personal Cloud will replace PC desktop by 2014
Today, Microsoft is releasing a Consumer Preview version of Windows 8, but don't be misled by the "Consumer" name. This is a beta of what will eventually become a major platform in business computing, with WinRT, and it's therefore an essential download for any company that has an IT infrastructure.
By melding mainframes and Microsoft Windows, IBM is looking to consolidate more data center infrastructure.
Virtual Computer wants users of server-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to know about what it thinks is a better way to offer secure, managed Windows desktop environments, the use of Intelligent Desktop Virtualization (IDV.) Virtual Computer feels so strongly that IDV is a better approach that is it offering free NxTop licenses as a way to introduce the concept to IT decision-makers.
The Metro-style version of Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 will not support plug-ins, although a more traditional fallback version will still play along with Flash and similar technologies
Windows 8's Metro user interface is a big departure from the traditional recipe of windows, icons, mouse and pointer. Our gallery shows how the Developer Preview is shaping up.
Windows 8 introduces a new interface, Metro, with an 'immersive' look-and-feel that's designed to scale from smartphones to desktops. It's still pre-beta, but developers now have the tools to start creating applications and services to exploit it.
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