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In the news this week were rumors that Microsoft is thinking about running Android apps, Samsung is changing processors due to overheating issues, and a simple way to get Google apps on custom ROMs.
MIcrosoft is rolling out a new test build of Windows 10 for desktops today, January 23.
Microsoft has acquired Revolution Analytics, a company that develops R programming-language-based analytic solutions for open-source and proprietary big data platforms.
The most important announcement at Microsoft's Windows 10 demo in Redmond the other day wasn't Windows 10 or Cortana, or even holograms. It was these four words: Windows as a Service.
Microsoft Surface devices running Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1 will not receive the company's Windows 10 update, but will instead be treated to an update with only some of its functionality.
The brave new world of per-user software licensing creates confusing choices, but it also presents opportunities to save big money on licensing.
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Microsoft has revealed a few new tidbits about Spartan, its new 'modern' browser for Windows 10, and its relationship with IE.
Microsoft's touch-first Office suite, as well as its desktop Office 2016 suite, are inching closer to public preview.
In the next few days, Microsoft will deliver the latest preview release of Windows 10. But don't expect to see everything that the company showed off in this week's live demo. Here's what you'll see and what's still missing.
Microsoft took the plunge into holographic computing and has all the hooks built in to ensure the technology will at least be tried in the enterprise.
Microsoft is developing new Windows 10 hardware, including a new conferencing system with Perceptive Pixel multitouch displays and augmented reality glasses known as HoloLens.
"Cortana, do you think people will want to talk to their Windows 10-powered devices, and if they do, are you going to be reliable enough so as to not be frustrating to use?"
Microsoft is betting on holographic applications and everything from Skype to Minecraft will be in play.
Microsoft highlighted the features in Windows 10 and outlined how it plans to connect the economic, developer and customer dots. Will it work?
Microsoft shared a bit of its pricing strategy for Windows 10, and provided he first public demonstration of Windows 10 mobile.
Microsoft has purchased Equivio, maker of a machine-learning platform for the legal industry, for an undisclosed amount.
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.
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.
Hardware. Software. Services. We live in amazing times, and the technologies we use every day would have been considered magical just a few short years ago. Here are 10 small pieces of magic that made my life easier this year.
Not only is the company itself under new leadership, it is having to adapt to a rapidly changing ecosystem where the PC has given ground to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
What if Santa moonlighted as a tech CEO for the rest of the year? I'm pretty sure these cutthroat titans of tech feel that jolly old St. Nick is missing a trick or two by giving people the gifts they want as opposed to using his position to gain dominance and market share.
As part of Microsoft's "mobile first, cloud first" mission, it has built up a large portfolio of consumer and business apps on every platform. In this roundup, I look at a dozen iOS apps that help IT pros and power users stay productive with an iPhone and Microsoft services.
Rather than pick gifts for you and yours, I'm looking at the best of the best when it comes to tech that I've had the pleasure of using this year, from the big stuff like notebooks, tablets, and smartphones, to smaller stuff like storage devices and smart bulbs.
There is no single best device, but here's the best of the best.
Let's say you found $7,000 in loose change inside your old couch. What kind of PC could you build with all that money?
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.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Microsoft's latest target release date for Office 16: Second half 2015
- 2 Microsoft's Windows 10: What's new and how to get the preview bits
- 3 I came to love Surface Pro so why does Windows 10 feel like duct taping my fingers together?
- 4 Run virtual machines on Windows 8.1 with Client Hyper‑V: A quick how-to
- 5 How Microsoft's expected fitness band fits into its new wearables game plan