Microsoft seems to be rethinking how it handles search in the brave, new Microsoft 365 world
Microsoft seems to be rethinking how it handles search in the brave, new Microsoft 365 world
Microsoft may finally be making generally available Android versions of its Office applications to Chromebook users, likely via an Office 365 subscription.
Windows 10 will be rolled out to about 29,000 PCs at the city council, a major shift for an authority that has been running Linux for more than a decade.
Microsoft is continuing to deliver lots of fixes and a few minor feature updates to testers of its next Windows 10 feature release with Insider Build 17046.
Microsoft takes a leaf from Apple's macOS Spotlight search for an upcoming Windows 10 search feature.
The most common shutdown options are available on the Start menu. For additional options, such as restarting and configuring firmware options, use the Shutdown command.
Are you tired of clicking through categories to find a specific Windows 10 setting? If you know the right commands, you can create shortcuts that take you to specific pages with a single click. Ed Bott...
Get some down time over Thanksgiving by preparing in advance for the inevitable 'Turkey Day' tech support requests deluge.
At least the new $250 handset will be getting security updates from Microsoft.
Tech-support scam sites now contain click-to-call to "help" victims more easily contact their sham hotlines.
Microsoft's anti-exploitation technology has a flaw that makes it "worthless" in some cases.
Microsoft is continuing to roll out many fixes plus a few minor features in its latest Windows 10 test build for PC Insiders .
Microsoft is releasing to Insiders the first test build of the next Windows Server 'semi annual channel release.' Here's what's inside.
Another piece of Microsoft's 'Open Mind Studio' falls into place: A new extension enabling developers to use AI services from inside Visual Studio.
Microsoft plans to debut a new developer collaboration service in early 2018 that could make it easier for developers to work in tandem even when located remotely.
Microsoft announces Azure Databricks service, new Cosmos DB features, enterprise AI capabilities and more at its annual Connect(); event in New York
Who's the busiest developer on Android these days? Some of the most impressive business apps are coming from an unlikely source, with Microsoft's business apps appearing on the Google Play Store and getting rave reviews.
Want to get more out of your Windows Phone at work? Download the best of these apps and rev up your productivity in the workplace.
Touch-friendly versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available in preview editions for use on devices running Windows 10. Here's what you'll find in each one.
A mix of compromises and extras makes one of the last Nokia smartphones an intriguing proposition.
Microsoft markets the power of Office in your hands with the Surface Pro 3, but with SoftMaker Office HD for Android you can get desktop-level functionality on your Android tablet too.
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.
Google has released an update to its Translate app for mobile devices. We have made a side by side comparison with the Microsoft Translator app so you can compare and decide which is best.
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.
A lot's changed since Microsoft brought out the first Pro -- take a look at how the high-end hybrid has evolved.
Two years after its splashy debut, Windows 10 is now running on more than 500 million PCs worldwide. Was the upgrade worth it? Here's my report card.
The massive redundancy of cloud infrastructures make them seem virtually bulletproof. Not true. In fact, so-called "gray failures" are the real problem for cloud apps - and ones that often go undetected by today's management systems. Here's what you need to know.
Microsoft is forging ahead to make FPGA processing power available to external Azure developers for data-intensive tasks like deep-neural-networking tasks.
TechRepublic: In forms, it can be useful to limit the choices for a selection with a simple drop-down list. This is also possible in an Excel spreadsheet, but the process isn't well known or intuitive.
Businesses are finally moving away from the 2001 operating system.
Johnson Controls is using Windows 10 IoT Core, Cortana voice activation, and back-end Azure insight services to power a new thermostat
Microsoft is ramping up its focus on machine reading as part of the company's growing artificial-intelligence push. Here are a few of the fronts where the company is concentrating.
Microsoft is pushing white spaces with the FCC, and is reportedly announcing plans to connect around 2 million people across 12 states in the US using the technology over the next five years.
They laughed at the original Surface RT. But Microsoft persisted, refining the Surface Pro's features and engineering away its flaws through multiple iterations. The proof of success? Just look at all the Surface Pro clones.
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.
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.