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Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft's plan for making money on Windows is via other services that will be attached to the operating system, rather than depending on OS licensing as much as in the past.
Microsoft has fired the latest salvo in a case to keep US agents from having access to customer data stored overseas.
Microsoft has announced that it will locally host Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online in Australia, and extend its Cloud Solutions Provider program.
Microsoft's MDOP 2014 R2 set of management and deployment tools for Windows, adds new application and user-experience virtualization features.
Google is allowing users to run Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter on its cloud platform, and is now allowing them to run some of their licensed Microsoft enterprise apps on Google Cloud.
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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Microsoft and integrator partner Accenture have jointly funded and developed a hybrid cloud services/software bundle that will be available next year.
Looking for a cheap and cheerful Windows-powered notebook for work of play? Take a look at the HP Stream 11.
The Windows Phone personal assistant is now available in four new countries, with European jokes and football data onboard.
Microsoft is looking to the .NET Core to help bring its programming framework across different Windows flavors, as well as Linux and Mac OS X.
Microsoft continues to actively extend its Bing search capability to the Android platform, including Android Wear watches and smartphones.
Microsoft starting to roll out the promised video federation between its Skype and Lync unified-communications services.
No matter what mobile device or platform you use, odds are you are productive due to Microsoft's efforts in the mobile space.
Salesforce is following Microsoft's lead by axing support for the outdated browsers, citing issues with both HTML5 compatibility and security.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending December 5, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
Three updates are rated critical. The critical update for Office affects Office for Mac as well.
Microsoft has unveiled its latest entry into the tablet market. Called the Surface Pro 3, it replaces the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 lines that were released less than a year ago.
Microsoft's free cloud storage isn't just for Office files. You can use its rich set of features to share files, photos, and documents. Here are six tricks to help you get more out of OneDrive.
There are dozens of personal cloud storage services, but which one is the best deal for you or your company? Here's my pick of the best of them.
ZDNet had some hands-on time with Azure RemoteApp at a recent Azure press event in Redmond, setting up a server image and publishing a selection of Office apps.
Microsoft has put in the groundwork to establish a base for its Internet of Things plan to explore software for everything from cars to wearables. Now comes the hard part - making it work.
These Windows 8 apps are invaluable for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to simplify their workflow.
Windows Phone 8.1 was released as a Developer Preview today and some of the latest and greatest can be seen in these screenshots. You can download and test out this update on your Windows Phone device today.
If you're late to upgrade or have decided not to change your operating system, check out these tips to keep the system as secure as possible.
With its own personal assistant Cortana coming, Microsoft has lifted the lid on its ambition to bring the Windows Phone experience to the dashboard regardless of whether it's powered by Windows, Linux or Android.
After years of speculation, Microsoft has finally delivered editions of its flagship business productivity programs to the iPad platform. Here's what you'll find in the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps.
It's not scheduled to arrive for just a little more than a year from now but here are early details about what to expect with Microsoft's next big Windows release.
A major update to Windows 8.1 arrives via Windows Update on April 8. It's aimed at making the desktop experience easier for keyboard and mouse users. Here's a close-up of the changes you can expect.
In Silicon Valley (and in media satellites that take the NoCal mindset to New York and beyond), everyone has an iPhone, a MacBook Pro, and a Gmail account. Microsoft products and services might as well be from Mars. So be skeptical when you read analyses or predictions of what's coming next from Redmond.
At Mobile World Congress, ZDNet got a quick look at Nokia's new Android device range. How does it measure up to the competition?
We have a look at some hot products which did not live up to the hype after launching at CES. Some were simply far ahead of their time.
At the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to analysts about the possibility of a Windows Phone 7 tablet.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer officially introduces Windows Phone 7 at a press event in New York City. Microsoft's latest mobile foray showcases nearly every development group within the company, from Bing search to Xbox gaming, to Zune media streaming to Office business content creation.
At mediabistro.com's Think Mobile conference in San Francisco, Microsoft evangelist, Joel Franusic talks about new functionality users can expect with the Windows phone 7. Franusic discusses the new interface, Office updates, and game development features.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Dell's Dave Zavelson shows off the company's new 10-inch Windows 7 tablet. Its standout feature is the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and then convert it into a laptop design. The tablet will be available later this year.
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Lili Cheng, general manager of Microsoft's FUSE labs, demos the company's new social-networking aggregator. The new software features a social-feed stream, a "trending topics" section that goes a little deeper than the one Twitter offers, and the ability to bookmark items and add them as favorites.
At a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft's Robbie Bach and Derek Snyder unveil the Kin mobile phones. Based on the Windows 7 operating system, the new phones will have extensive social networking built in and will also be able to access the Zune music service.
Microsoft has more to do on its new operating system, but this first beta suggests that Windows Vista will be up to par with Linux and Apple Mac OS X.
O2's Xphone IIm should appeal to those who want a smarter than average phone, but against serious smartphone opposition it comes a very distinct second.
Very impressive technology, with a strange double role, and a price tag that matches its massive size.
WordPerfect 12.0 features a core stable of productivity apps but suffers from its poor handling of Microsoft files.
Microsoft's Technical Beta release of Windows Media Player 10 features a redesigned interface that provides easy access to online media stores. It also syncs better with portable devices.
Consolidate all of your chat buddies into Trillian Pro 2.012.
Windows XP SP2 Introduction Improved network protection Memory overflow protection Safer e-mail handling More secure Internet browsing Improved Windows Update Requirements Conclusions Screenshots The forthcoming Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is actually a significant upgrade for Microsoft's OS, delivering much-needed security enhancements.
Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.
by Jim Rapoza, PC Week LabsMore than a year after the announcement of BizTalk, Microsoft Corp. has revealed little about concrete applicationsupport for the technology — until now.
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