We've reached a point where we can have a fully functional Windows machine for cheap, with fast connections to peripherals and networks. That opens up a world of inexpensive, flexible, creative possibilities.
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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.
Virtualisation specialist VMware has launched its VMware Horizon desktop-as-a-service, a public cloud offering that allows businesses to deploy virtual Windows desktops to PCs and mobile devices.
Among the measures proposed by the data security branch of GCHQ to cut risks after Windows XP support ends is a block on government workers with the OS remotely accessing the network.
Nokia's biggest Windows Phone yet, at six inches, offers some benefits for those not put off by a meatier form factor.
Like any other enterprise, large educational institutions have existing computing infrastructures which are likely built around Windows networks. Adding Windows tablets to them is far easier than adding iPads or Android tablets
Pre-orders have opened for Nokia's 41-megapixel 1020 device, with all the major mobile networks to offer the Windows Phone 8 handset.
Virtualization continues to expand its reach, from data centers to networks to desktops. This ebook explores the benefits and risks of various virtualization technologies.
Better integration with cloud services and simpler virtualisation are some of the new features in the next release of its Microsoft Server 2012 Essentials, the version of Windows Server targeted at small businesses.
Programme aims to get more people online using refurbished kit and low cost broadband.
After becoming a test subject for Windows Server 2012, Kennards will now be adopting the new product as part of its virtualisation road map.
Microsoft is looking forward to increasing the market share of its Hyper-V virtualisation product in Australia thanks to the release of Windows Server 2012.
Redmond has fundamentally redesigned Windows Server 2012 so customers can experience the benefits of "true virtualization" and better manage the influx of data, devices and apps in the corporate arena.
Half of enterprises are Windows 7. Do we really expect those companies to move to Windows 8 even if there are benefits? And can slow movers go from XP to Windows 8?
Security researchers have discovered that Windows Update is partly responsible for how the Flame malware spreads across networks and how it is able to infect fully patched versions of Windows 7.
Companies should not have the right to access private domains such as social media accounts, say market observers, but note there are benefits to adding bosses on your social networks.
For the second time in two years, Microsoft has significantly cut the benefits it offers to TechNet subscribers. Will the newly reduced allotments of Windows and Office product keys really reduce piracy or just annoy Microsoft's customers?
While Microsoft is working to make Windows 8 look like its mobile platform, Apple is already reaping the benefits of having a mature and widely-adopted mobile platform.
The next version of the Windows operating system will make it far easier for users on the move to establish and manage mobile broadband connections, Microsoft said.Billy Anders, a Microsoft group programme manager on the devices and networks team, outlined the changes in a blog post on Friday.
Virtualisation has revolutionised the way organisations run server applications in the data centre. It allows organisations to migrate dozens of servers from a physical environment to a virtual private cloud to boost business continuity, for example, or to support disaster recovery, in the case of the emergency services.
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