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As Microsoft continues its transition to more of a mobile first, cloud first vendor, its traditional Windows and Office licensing businesses are feeling the impact, as its Q2 FY 2015 numbers show.
Microsoft's second quarter was marked by strength in cloud services as well as the enterprise.
Microsoft loves Linux, is adopting Docker for its servers, and just bought Revolution Analytics, the biggest open-source R statistical language company. This is not your dad's Microsoft.
Microsoft's first prerelease version of Windows 10 is now available as a public Technical Preview. Here's what you need to know before you dive in.
Microsoft is using its own Cloud Platform System to power its internal 'Nebula' infrastructure-as-a-service cloud.
Join us for an exclusive Windows 10 analyst call and Q&A session with veteran Microsoft watcher, Mary Jo Foley.
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Microsoft is privately testing a public-facing version of its Cosmos big-data service, which features new analysis and storage engines, plus a new SQL-IP language.
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.
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.
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?
The latest Windows 10 Preview to be delivered is build 9879. Besides bug fixes, it includes some changes by popular demand, a few controversial design decisions, and one space-saving surprise.
Microsoft took its Office for iOS and split it into three separate apps: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. And now even non-Office 365 subscribers get the near-full feature set.
For the first time in 20 years, I don't own a conventional clamshell laptop PC. The Surface Pro 3 has taken over all the functions that I used to need a laptop for, and it makes an excellent tablet, too. Here's how I use this device in PC and tablet modes.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 Docking Station and new Universal Mobile keyboard are key to my home office
The Surface Pro 3 is my constant companion and primary PC. Thanks to the Docking Station and new Universal Mobile keyboard, my setup has vastly improved.
The first release of Windows 10, officially known as the Windows Technical Preview, is designed primarily to make life easier for mouse-and-keyboard aficionados who were turned off by the touch-oriented Windows 8 interface. Here's what you'll find inside.
Step-by-step instructions to help you tighten security and dramatically reduce the risk that crucial cloud services will be compromised. If you use a Microsoft or Google account, Office 365, Dropbox, Facebook, or Twitter, keep reading.
The Lumia 520 was one of the most popular devices ever to run Windows Phone. Can its successor follow in its footsteps?
If you regularly switch between a PC or Mac, tablet, and smartphone then you might want to look at this new keyboard that lets you enter text on all of them with a simple flip of the switch.
Did you know that Windows 8.1 Professional and Enterprise has built-in virtualization capabilities? Here's how to run multiple operating systems on a single PC.
We have seen phones targeted at teens, Facebook users, people with small hands, and more over the past few years -- and some failed devices only lasted weeks.
If you use Microsoft Outlook, chances are it's the first program you open every morning and the last one you close at night. In this gallery, I present six of my favorite time-saving shortcuts, including some that work exceptionally well together.
Microsoft is actively rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 after three months of being in preview mode. The Lumia Cyan update is also coming to supported Nokia devices.
Excel isn't just for number crunchers with accounting degrees. In this gallery, I present six of my favorite hidden features to make you more productive when working with Excel spreadsheets.
At CES in Las Vegas, Intel's Mooly Eden updates the company's "ultrabook" efforts, including a concept transparent touch screen on the back side, coupled with the Windows 8 Metro user interface.
At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks about why users should buy a Windows phone rather than an Android device: "You don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows phone and you do to use and Android phone."
At the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff interviews Google Chairman Eric Schmidt about the state of the technology industry. Highlights include remarks about Apple's Steve Jobs, Motorola, and what's wrong with the current patent system.
When the New South Wales Department of Education (DET) decided it needed to improve the way it handled science testing for year-8 students, it began to look at online solutions. Teaming up with Janison Solutions, the DET sought to better replicate what students did in the laboratory.
In last month's TechLines: Cloud Control event, panellists discussed how the cloud allows businesses to become more adaptable, innovating faster and ramping up computing needs for a growing (or shrinking) business, yet it also exposes them to technology lock-in.
Backup is one task in IT that no one looks forward to, so if you've been looking for a comprehensive, low maintenance solution, Data Protection Manager from Microsoft might just be the ticket.
If you're shopping at the premium end of the business desktop market, you'll be hard-pressed to do better than the Dell OptiPlex 960.
While the interface of IBM's free office suite is sexy, its hunger for system resources and lack of features mean that OpenOffice.org 3 is still the best free office suite. Also, watch out for Symphony's lack of OOXML support.
The desktop is dead, long live the thin client desktop. Following the trend of migrating applications into the datacentre, thin clients have become increasingly popular. We found HP's first mobile thin client to be a reliable system at a reasonable price.
OpenOffice.org 2.4.0 is a free, open source alternative to Microsoft's Office application suite. It is fantastic if you need basic office applications — such as a word processor or spreadsheet — at no cost. However, large organisations and power users may be disappointed by its lack of features and support.
The Samsung CLX-6210 Colour Laser MFD offers great feature set at a very reasonable price, but duplex printing is slow.
The Lenovo A57 is a well-priced office desktop with a strong performance. While very similar to its smaller sibling, the M57e, the A57 offers better performance and upgrade options for a small price increase.
ELOoffice 7.0 interfaces with a very wide range applications, has excellent scalability through professional and enterprise versions, and has local technical support. Overall it is a well featured document management system and offered at a very good price.
The vast majority of people with a need to create PDF files will be served more than adequately by this product, and the price gives it a handy head start over Adobe Acrobat.
Enforcing the acceptable use of business computers is often a tricky business. This application helps manage an AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) by placing the onus on individual users.
The Acer Aspire e650 is a powerful, feature-rich media centre, but we're still not convinced that Viiv is mature enough for mass adoption.
ASUS enters the local smartphone arena with a bang -- the P525 quad-band PDA looks to be a great companion for the mobile professional.
Microsoft has changed the look and feel of its venerable browser while adding some much-needed security features.
The BlackBerry for non-corporate users who require extensive multimedia capabilities, in addition to push-e-mail.
It has Wi-Fi, a 2-megapixel camera and runs on Windows Mobile 5.0, yet shares the same dimensions as the Xda II Mini. Find out what the hype on the Xda Atom is all about.
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- 1 Windows 10: You've got questions, I've got answers
- 2 Hands-on with Windows 10: Installing the latest Technical Preview
- 3 Perfectly legal ways you can still get Windows 7 cheap (or even free)
- 4 I came to love Surface Pro so why does Windows 10 feel like duct taping my fingers together?
- 5 Microsoft's latest target release date for Office 16: Second half 2015