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How one of the world's largest elevator firms is hoping to spot problems before they arise by funnelling data into Microsoft's Azure Machine Learning service.
New leaks reveal a new 'zero footprint' Nano Server and a shielded virtual-machine role are likely to be part of Microsoft's Windows Server 2016 release.
Microsoft officials went public with more details about the coming Universal App Platform that will enable Windows 10 developers to write apps for 'One Windows.'
The new mobile suite aims to make voice, video and web collaboration easier.
Microsoft has debuted two new mid-tier handsets with a nod towards business users in the form of a free Office 365 subscription.
Microsoft's OneDrive and OneNote apps are preloaded on the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S6 Android phone. Could this be just the start of more OEM deals for Microsoft?
Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility Suite bundle is now available for small and midsize businesses, not just enterprise customers.
Microsoft is preparing the way for a new Project Spartan browser in Windows 10 by explaining where it's coming from and what it aims to do.
Microsoft's latest future-concept video features software, services and hardware that are all about productivity.
Putting the latest quarterly financial results into a bar-chart shows just how much the IT world has changed since Big Blue ruled the world. Today, Apple is ahead in both turnover and profits
Microsoft is continuing to consolidate its mobile-handset manufacturing properties, but is not making any additional, unannounced job cuts as a result.
Microsoft and Docker are making available beta versions of two new Docker orchestration tools, Swarm and Machine, on Azure and Hyper-V.
Jive is promising marketers new insights for personalized messaging and campaigns based on a visitor's demonstrated interests.
RightScale's cloud survey shows the hybrid and public clouds growing at the expense of private clouds.
Office for Android doesn't yet run on devices with an Intel processor. Here's a list of tablets to avoid if you need to use Office right now.
We asked Siri and Cortana the same questions to see whether the Apple -- or Microsoft -- personal assistant gave the best answer to our questions for work and leisure.
Who's the busiest developer on Android these days? Some of the most impressive business apps are coming from an unlikely source, with Microsoft's business apps appearing on the Google Play Store and getting rave reviews.
Want to get more out of your Windows Phone at work? Download the best of these apps and rev up your productivity in the workplace.
Touch-friendly versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available in preview editions for use on devices running Windows 10. Here's what you'll find in each one.
A mix of compromises and extras makes one of the last Nokia smartphones an intriguing proposition.
Microsoft markets the power of Office in your hands with the Surface Pro 3, but with SoftMaker Office HD for Android you can get desktop-level functionality on your Android tablet too.
The year's first Technical Preview release of Windows 10 introduces some crucial new features, including the personal assistant, Cortana, as well as a new hub for notifications and some updated apps. Here's what to look for.
Google has released an update to its Translate app for mobile devices. We have made a side by side comparison with the Microsoft Translator app so you can compare and decide which is best.
Microsoft expanded access to its Office preview for Android and in this screenshot gallery Matthew takes a look at it and several alternatives.
Here are six top-quality scanners that will help you clean up systems and keep them safe in the future. There are tools here for systems ranging from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.
Microsoft further opened up the Office preview for Android tablets. Matthew took it for a spin on a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact tablet.
Want access to your desktop PC when away from your desk? Fear not, here are a handful of apps to help keep you work like you're in the office when you're actually away somewhere else.
My tech works hard for a living, and so it requires a certain measure of care and feeding to keep it running. And what better time than the first weekend of a bright New Year to get it all ready for the challenges ahead.
A look back at the hot topics, major deals, and the technological breakthroughs of 2014 -- from security to product launches, and the year's successes and catastrophes.
Yes, you read that right. $12K. This is the 'more money than sense' PC. A PC that will confer on you the ultimate bragging rights.
While Steve Ballmer has been one of the most maligned CEOs of the past decade and made some critical errors, he also made two key moves that will shape Microsoft's next decade.
IT professionals are under pressure to do more with less and many are now turning to the cloud as an efficient way to meet the demands of a changing workforce. This video and The Top Ten Tech Series is sponsored by Microsoft Office 365.
The products, the leaders, the rivals, the roadmaps: ZDNet's 'Hot Topics' webcast delivers valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities facing these three technology giants. Join host Jonas Tichenor, ZDNet Editor Andrew Nusca, as well as CNET's Dan Farber and Josh Lowensohn for an in-depth look at who may be standing out among the big three.
Windows 8 is coming this year, Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be out later this month, and the burning question is: does anybody care? ZDNet editor and long-time Linux proponent Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols claims Windows 8 will be DOA. Meanwhile, ZDNet Government and DIY-IT editor David Gewirtz (who claims all operating systems annoy him to one degree or another), claims Windows 8 is here to stay, that it matters for "real work," and so will Windows 9. In this video, originally presented as a live webcast on Feburary 15, 2012, here two opposing views on whether Windows is still relevant in a world where iPads, Android devices, and even Linux are grabbing more and more consumer attention:Discover why SJVN (as he's known to the blog-o-sphere) claims that the new Windows Metro user-interface is already stillborn and why Windows is just no longer relevant.Explore why Gewirtz (who recently vowed to move his servers back to Windows, with mixed technical results, and thousands of crazed ZDNet comments), claims that Windows is here to stay, new Microsoft UIs are often imperfect at first, and the Microsoft juggernaut will not be defeated.Learn about why the Post-PC era isn't really here yet and why most productive people can't really survive without a desktop PC or laptop.If you use computers in your business, Windows will be a factor. Don't miss this video featuring CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz, one of America's leading cyberdefense experts, and ZDNet Contributing Editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, one of America's most-read technology journalists.Bring popcorn. Three ugly, middle-aged men argue about operating systems. It just doesn't get any better than this! Sparks will fly and there will be fireworks
At CES in Las Vegas, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest talks to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about what to expect from the software giant in 2012. Ballmer previews the new Windows phone OS, Windows 8's metro UI and new Xbox Kinect features.
If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
Microsoft is not known for educational computing tools, but with Office Mix it's turning PowerPoint into a tool for building online lessons.
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.
A new version of Microsoft's database has been released, with enhanced in-memory support and Azure-hosted backup.
The Haswell-based Surface Pro 2 delivers improved performance and battery life, and its dual-angle kickstand is also welcome. However, the Pro 2's unchanged chassis design feels bulkier and heavier than ever, and it becomes very expensive when fully accessorised.
Microsoft's ARM-based tablet has plenty of good points, but there are enough downsides to make caution advisable. The hardware platform and the Windows RT ecosystem will undoubtedly improve, so we'd suggest giving version 1.0 a miss unless you're an avid early adopter.
Microsoft is looking ahead to a future of private and public clouds, where information is everything, and users can access it however they want. Is Microsoft's latest server OS up to the job?
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials was disappointing, but there's a lot to like in its successor, which provides a small file-and-print server with integrated systems management and backup tools that's ideal for a small business or a home office.
After a week of using Office 2013 we're pleasantly surprised. The changes Microsoft has made to support Windows 8 — and specifically Windows 8 tablets — are logical, and they work well with more traditional ways of using Office.
Version 3.0 of Microsoft's cloud-hosted management platform is now available, adding support for mobile devices — including iPhones, iPads and Android.
Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 is a solid, mature product that brings powerful collaboration and communications tools in an easy-to-use and manage package, priced right for small businesses.
This huge overhaul of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) brings simplified hierarchy, role-based security, a new console, flexible application deployment and mobile management.
After some hands-on time with the SBS Aurora, it's clear to us that this is a product with a great future. It's coming at a time when many small businesses are starting to look at hosting some, or all, of their complex IT services in the cloud.
All over the world, schools are facing the same challenge: bringing ICT to students in a cost-effective way. "Each student should have their own laptop/netbook/PC," echoes the mantra, and school budgets groan trying to make ends meet. Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010 seeks to solve the problem.
Microsoft's ISA server has grown a loyal following over the years. The recently released Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG) is the newest prodigy in this lineage.
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