Google is allowing users to run Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter on its cloud platform, and is now allowing them to run some of their licensed Microsoft enterprise apps on Google Cloud.
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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble officially are cancelling their Nook Media joint venture, with no new Windows or Windows Phone e-reading apps in sight.
Windows 7 is more than five years old. Most of the cheap upgrade offers that were available when it was fresh and new are long gone. But if you prefer the familiar Windows 7 interface (or need it for testing and evaluation) you can still find great deals. Here are all the details you need.
Microsoft's Garage is morphing from an internal hacking lab to an incubator for lightweight consumer-focused apps for Android, iOS and Windows.
Microsoft has rolled out touch-first versions of its Dynamics NAV ERP apps for iPad, Android and Windows 8 devices.
Microsoft gets a three week deadline to come up with an explanation for "compatibility issues" in Windows and Office that could violate Chinese competition laws.
Microsoft is toughening its stance on rogue apps in the Microsoft Store and Windows Phone Store.
Apple supports the FCC's hearing-aid compatibility standard to current iPhone models. This summer, developers have released apps supporting Cupertino's Made For iPhone hearing aids.
This is where the rubber meets the road with Windows Phone. We take a selection of regularly-used apps and see whether Windows Phone can provide similar functions. The results may surprise you!
Time to look back on the week on ZDNet Mobile News gathered in one place in case you missed something.
The Microsoft Store is getting more Windows 8 apps all the time. These ten apps may have slipped under your radar.
Microsoft's plan is to tout Windows value and the ability to run native and Web apps, full Office, desktop apps and work with existing peripherals in its battle with Google's Chromebook.
With research showing people only use about two dozen apps, it's hard to believe you can't find those on Windows Phone today.
Users with ARM-based Windows RT devices can now try Microsoft's RemoteApp service to access remotely line-of-business apps.
In another example of Microsoft's mobile-first strategy, the company is expected to make the Android tablet version of its core touch-first Office apps available months ahead of the Windows 8 variant.
Keep yourself up to date and entertained by these awesome free apps for Windows Phone 8.
Microsoft is getting some companies once considered rivals to port their apps to Windows 8 and/or Azure. Here's how Zoho and Microsoft ended up teaming.
Salesforce and Microsoft have agreed to tighten ties between Salesforce's CRM apps and platform and Microsoft's Windows and Office.
Windows Phone is popular enough for makers of fake apps to target it, but shouldn't it be harder for them to make it into the store?
Microsoft is developing a set of cloud-based tools for managing and deploying session virtualisation servers, allowing you to publish and share apps on Windows, iOS, Android, OS X and (soon) Windows Phone devices. We take the beta for a test drive.
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