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A guided tour of the new Outlook.com

A guided tour of the new Outlook.com

Eventually, Outlook.com will replace Hotmail. For now, though, Microsoft is releasing its new email service (previously code-named NewMail) as a preview that's open to the public. Here's what's inside.

July 31, 2012 by in Cloud

IDC: iOS Widens Lead Over Android Among Mobile Enterprise Developers [Charts]

IDC: iOS Widens Lead Over Android Among Mobile Enterprise Developers [Charts]

IDC has been surveying mobile developers for the past two years. In mid-May, it polled more than 3,500 developers in a survey sponsored by platform vendor and SAP partner, Appcelerator, to gauge their feelings about Apple versus Google in the enterprise, their interest in Windows 8/Microsoft Surface, what their pain points are, and more. Here is what they said, with my commentary.

July 23, 2012 by in Enterprise Software /

Office 2013: Screenshots

Office 2013: Screenshots

Microsoft's new Office has a design that makes it easy to focus on work, rather than drowning in extraneous information. Office 2013 looks set to make users more productive without requiring them to learn new ways of working, even on new kinds of devices.

July 16, 2012 by in Developer

Office 2013: A closer look

Office 2013: A closer look

Microsoft has officially unveiled the consumer preview of Office 2013. The new edition has a dramatically different look and feel, as well as tight connections to cloud-based services. Here's what you'll find inside.

July 16, 2012 by in Enterprise Software

Windows Intune 3.0: screenshots

Windows Intune 3.0: screenshots

Microsoft's cloud-hosted management platform adds support for mobile devices — including iPhones, iPads and Android — in version 3.0. The Silverlight-driven UI is much the same as before, but it's now easier to see, filter and respond to alerts.

July 16, 2012 by in Cloud

In pictures: The rise of AWS

In pictures: The rise of AWS

Amazon's rise is most apparent when you look at how its introduction of new products, services, and datacentres has built the infrastructure needed to support its growth

July 1, 2012 by in Cloud

The tech behind the NSW SES: photos

The tech behind the NSW SES: photos

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is powered not only by dedicated volunteers, but also by a huge array of IT gadgetry. ZDNet Australia went behind the scenes with the SES to see how it uses IT to race against the clock to save lives.

April 12, 2012 by in CXO

10 Google search secrets

10 Google search secrets

If you're looking for unique Google search tips, you've come to the right place. These are 10 Google search secrets that not even some of the most astute searchers are aware of!

March 5, 2012 by in Developer

Australian Open 2012: photos

Australian Open 2012: photos

Every second tennis players are on the courts at the Australian Open, they are generating new data and information that needs to be catalogued. Tennis Australia brought IBM back on board to handle the massive workload in 2012 and ZDNet Australia went behind the scenes.

January 16, 2012 by in Cloud

JB Hi-Fi teases cloud music service: photos

JB Hi-Fi teases cloud music service: photos

JB Hi-Fi recently announced plans to open a cloud music store, and now a new video has landed teasing the Australian-listening public longing for a local cloud music platform. Take a look at our sneak peek of the design and pricing.

December 5, 2011 by in Cloud

eBay to build its own private cloud

At the RSA 2011 conference here in San Francisco, technology futurist Paul Saffo talks to eBay's chief security information officer about how the company's intent on building an eBay version in the cloud to handle its growth. The private cloud will have the ability to run in its own data center or with a third-party data center.

February 18, 2011 by in Storage

RSA chief puts his trust in the cloud

At the RSA 2011 conference in San Francisco, RSA Chief Art Coviello talks about various cloud computing challenges businesses face today. He says companies need to start leveraging virtualization technologies to help establish control and visibility over clouds.

February 15, 2011 by in Hardware

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