Articles about Microsoft
Microsoft is continuing to roll out monthly updates for its Intune device-management service. Here's what's in the batch for May.
Microsoft is rolling out test versions of its standalone, touch-first Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Android phones.
Microsoft is slowly but surely trying to wean IT pro to make changes in the way they validate and apply new fixes and features in preparation for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.
Free and cheap personal and small business cloud storage is everywhere. Here's how to decide which one is right for you.
Apple designs and builds its MacBooks to get the best performance possible out of the OS X operating system. But according to one owner, Apple's new MacBook runs Microsoft's Windows 10 better than its native OS.
Here they go again. Microsoft once again seems to think its lawyers are more important for its ultimate business success than, you know, customers. This one's a fire-breather from our own David Gewirtz.
Microsoft is attempting to clarify its policy, one more time, regarding whether Non-Genuine Windows users will get a free Windows 10 update.
Developers, developers, developers: For Microsoft the tune might change but the words remain the same
Back-to-back events reveal Microsoft's developer strategy for the next few years.
Yes, you get what you pay for. Still, the Lancet includes HD Voice calling while Windows Phone runs capably on lesser hardware.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending May 15, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
This week, Microsoft's browser developers made a startling announcement. As Internet Explorer rides off into the sunset, the company declared that its new Windows 10 browser, Edge, is an app. That's an enormous change from its antitrust arguments years ago.
The companies say the TechNet website was being used as part of a Chinese hacking group's malware campaigns.
It started with a single, ambiguous bullet-point, but Pond is now leading the emerging world of social education platforms.
There's a piece of the Windows 10 story that may be more important to business users than the actual editions themselves: The branches that underlie Windows as a Service.
Microsoft is rolling out to its Insider testers a new test build of Windows 10 Mobile for phones, as well as promised test builds of its Office Universal apps for Windows Phones.
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?
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.
Smartphones are often the only camera most people have with them -- and most of these smartphones will give you good results. See for yourself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- 2 How I switched from Gmail to Outlook.com (and how you can too)
- 3 Max memory limits for 64-bit Windows 7
- 4 Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 Docking Station and new Universal Mobile keyboard are key to my home office
- 5 Five reasons to upgrade from a Microsoft Surface Pro to a Surface Pro 3