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Workday's higher ed management tools well timed

The higher education platform is dubbed Workday Student and features analytics and object modeling to manage the student academic cycle. Components will be rolled out starting in 2014.

September 10, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro review

The Core i5-based Surface Pro combines ultrabook components with a (chunky) 10.6in. tablet form factor to deliver decent performance and excellent build quality. However, a few design issues, missing features and, above all, disappointing battery life suggest you'd be wise to wait and see how this product develops.

February 12, 2013

Microsoft: Azure PaaS tech could be given away for free

Microsoft has an "ambition" to make some of Windows Azure's platform-as-a-service components free, after the IT giant announced sweeping changes to the service that ratcheted up its competition with Amazon Web Services.On Tuesday Microsoft's general manager for Windows Azure, Bill Hilf, told ZDNet UK that the company is contemplating making some of Azure's PaaS features free in an attempt to spur developer adoption.

June 12, 2012 by

Growing pains evident on first PC Thunderbolt-enabled motherboard

According to a first-look review at AnandTech of the first Thunderbolt-enabled PC desktop motherboard heading to market, there are some driver issues that need to be sorted out as well as features that are missing from Thunderbolt implementation on the Mac. Fixes are in the works, Intel reportedly says.

May 13, 2012

HP EliteBook 8560w Mobile Workstation

The EliteBook 8560w is a well-built 15.6in. mobile workstation that can be configured with top-notch components, making it ideal for CPU-, GPU- and memory-intensive workloads. It's not especially portable, though, and battery life is among its least impressive features.

March 13, 2012 by

OS X Lion Server

OS X Server has long been a low-cost, straightforward option for small businesses, and this update adds support for iPads and iPhones. Other components have also benefitted from new features and facelifts.

October 4, 2011 by

Apple and Oracle all hugs on Java SE7 for Mac OS X

A joint press release from Oracle and Apple on Friday cleared up the angst over the future role of Java on Mac OS. A newly-formed OpenJDK project will handle the release and Apple will do the heavy lifting on the "key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X," the release said.

November 12, 2010

Which is Better, the Kindle or the iPad?

The problem so far is that the two most popular devices, the Amazon Kindle and the Apple iPad, are primarily geared to a consumer audience and we haven't yet seen the sort of applications and security features that could make these devices important components in corporate document strategies.

July 22, 2010

HP EliteBook 8540p

HP's EliteBook 8540p has a superb keyboard and is packed with top-notch features, including a couple of USB 3.0 ports. It's expensive, but you're paying for top-quality components and solid build. The standard battery is unlikely to see you through a full working day though.

July 7, 2010 by

Asus RS700-E6/RS4

The RS700-E6/RS4 1RU bare-bones server, features dual-socket Xeon 5500 series support and 12 DDR3 1066/1333 sockets for a maximum 96GB RAM. You'll need to bring your own components to fit these though, depending on your needs.

August 18, 2009 by

Assessing the MacBook Pro

Apple's 17-inch MacBook Pro has a solid array of components, a terrific set of features and is the lightest of any laptop its size. CNET's Michelle Thatcher takes a look.

May 22, 2006 by

AMD or Intel? You decide

The HP Compaq Presario V3000 delivers a strong set of components--plus a choice between AMD and Intel processors--and a decent set of basic features for a competitive price. CNET's Justin Jaffe takes a look.

May 9, 2006 by

New Samba targets Active Directory

A next-generation test version of the open source Samba file sharing software has been made available, with features emulating Microsoft's Active Directory ID management software. The popular Samba suite is an implementation of Microsoft's SMB (Server Message Block)/CIFS (Common Internet File System) protocol that allows other operating systems to emulate or interoperate with Windows for the purposes of sharing files or printing.

January 24, 2006 by

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