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.
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?
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.
At MIX11 Microsoft promised that there would be new Platform Preview releases of Internet Explorer 10 every 12 weeks or so. It's a slightly slower cadence than IE9, but one that makes sense when you consider how closely tied IE10's development is to the Windows 8 development cycle, where IE10 will be the HTML engine that drives the new operating system's Metro user interface.
The Chinese infrastructure and handset giant will 'probably' follow its rival ZTE into the Windows Phone business in 2012, Huawei's chief marketing officer said while detailing the company's 'cloud-pipe device' strategy
Microsoft is said to be working on an overhaul of its Windows Live SkyDrive storage service. There's no official word as to whether it will be ready this year or some time after Windows 8 ships.
In addition to talking up Windows tablets and slates at the January Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft execs also are expected to use the conference to give another push to Windows Phone 7. But the first "major" update to the WP7 platform may not hit until August or September, my sources claim.
Perth-based fabrication, construction and services company AGC has gone through an extensive overhaul of its technology infrastructure over the past year that has seen — among other things — a number of Windows 95 PCs finally phased out and the latest network, storage, datacentre, desktop and telephony technology installed.
Microsoft has refreshed the upcoming HTML 5 browser for Windows 7 with a stripped-down UI that is meant to fade into the background and give websites the centre stage
Microsoft is looking into a family of malware that is using a Windows flaw to infiltrate critical infrastructure and other systems in a number of countries.
Microsoft is making available for download on May 20 the Release Candidate (RC) test build of Windows Server AppFabric, a key piece of its private-cloud infrastructure.
Uniting Church school St Leonard's College has in the past few months completed a sizable desktop migration to Microsoft's new flagship operating system Windows 7, in a roll-out that also saw its supporting server infrastructure switched from Novell NetWare to Windows Server 2008 R2.
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