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We've done a bunch of projects in 2014. In this article, we'll take a look at the big ones, along with pointers for how you can get started in any of them you wish.
[UPDATED] We have had an absolute deluge of problem updates from Redmond recently and some have been serious. What's up at Microsoft?
Microsoft will release its .NET-based programming model Orleans early next year, offering developers new tools to simplify the development of distributed application for the cloud.
Facebook is no longer showing Bing Web search results in Facebook search results.
One of several updates for various versions of Exchange Server released Tuesday, the Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8, was pulled Wednesday and reissued Friday.
Failing to navigate the tricky maze of Microsoft license restrictions has gotten plenty of IT pros in trouble. Be sure you understand the rules or you could be looking at some staggering penalties.
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October updates to Office 2010 and 2013 could cause problems with field updates in Microsoft Word. The faulty update is unclear at this point.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending December 12, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
Microsoft has added bitcoin as a payment option for US-based Microsoft account purchases of Xbox games and mobile content, along with other products and services in its Windows Store.
Dropbox previously revealed it hosts more than 35 billion Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations as of November 2014.
Microsoft will share more about the Windows 10 'consumer experience' at an event on January 21 in Redmond.
Microsoft is spending more of its overseas cash to buy mobile crash-analytics vendor HockeyApp.
One of several updates for various versions of Exchange Server released Tuesday, the Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8 can prevent Outlook from connecting to the server.
Microsoft's 'Bingification' of applications officially has begun with its integration of Bing search into Word Online.
Microsoft's Azure Government cloud is now generally available to U.S. government customers. A CRM Online government cloud offering is still on track for early next year.
Seven updates include one to Exchange Server which was scheduled for last month and withheld.
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.
We're certainly not claiming that Windows Phone is better overall than iOS (or even the reverse). But there are ways that Windows Phone beats current iPhones.
Every Office 365 subscription includes 1 TB of storage in OneDrive or OneDrive for Business. With an Office 365 Home subscription, you can share your account with up to four other people, giving your household a total of up to 5 TB of cloud file storage. Here's how.
What do Google's Notebook, Apple's Ping and Microsoft's Zune have in common? Failure to launch, closure, and poor sales -- and they are all part of the worst tech flops and service fails.
It’s very, very red. It’s also a completely different UI from Android and iOS. In many ways, though, it's just another high-end smartphone. And that's a good thing.
Microsoft's OneNote is a completely cross-platform app now, which means it can go with you anywhere. In this gallery, I present six of my favorite OneNote productivity secrets to help you get your personal and work projects organized.
There is a world of operating systems beyond Android and iOS. Will any of them lock down third place? Can any of them give Google or Apple a run for the top spots?
Steve Ballmer may join a very exclusive club - tech stars who have become owners of professional sports franchises.
Microsoft's new PowerPoint plug-in and associated cloud service makes it easy to create and distribute compelling educational content.
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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- 4 Surface Pro 3: Thinner, lighter, more flexible
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