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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.
Intelligent algorithms and prior research in video stabilization make movies from Microsoft's newest app fly past your eyes at breathtaking speed without appearing jumpy.
Microsoft's announcement of how it plans to package Windows 10 is yet another case where the lawyers and marketers turned a simple story into gibberish. Here's the spin-free version.
Dell's new XPS 13 is one of the best Ultrabooks you can buy and has a stunning 3200 x 1800-pixel screen. But do you need it? For most practical purposes, the cheaper models with 1920 x 1080-pixel screens are probably better buys.
Microsoft is taking the wraps off its SKU line-up for Windows 10. But it still isn't sharing many feature, pricing or licensing specifics.
This is why we can't have nice things: Malicious Chrome extensions are getting through the loophole of Google's Chrome Developer channel.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday menu for May consists of another long list of security updates for Windows, Office, and more. Only three of the Windows updates are rated Critical, however.
This handy app already supported OS X computers and now lets you use an iPad as a lag-free external display for your Windows PC.
Talk of Windows 10 being the 'last version' of Windows has been circulating for a year. What does this really mean? The answer: Not much.
In Windows Phone news this week came the exciting rumor that there will be two flagship Nokia phones this year, Edge browser extensions will be coming, and WP market share grew slightly the past year.
Earlier this month, Microsoft executives laid out a lofty goal: one billion devices running Windows 10 within two to three years. That sounds like a big number, but how tough will it really be to hit that target?
By Canalys's count, the global PC market declined by 7 percent in 2015's first quarter.
Microsoft is promising to add, after RTM, a number of new features -- and to cut some legacy ones -- with its Windows 10 Edge browser.
Let's go behind the specs and find out everything you need to know about getting Windows 10 running on a PC, but were too afraid (or confused) to ask.
The biggest tech expo of the year is drawing to an end. Here's the very best tech we've seen -- including virtual reality, wearable tech, PCs-on-a-stick, and next-generation chips.
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.
As Windows devices have become smaller, lighter, and more mobile, the nature of storage has changed. These six expert-level utilities make it possible to manage and maintain data on any Windows device.
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.
The specials may not be as plentiful as on Black Friday, but here are a half-dozen sales if you're looking for a tablet that's not an iPad.
Not everyone wants an iPad. For those looking for an alternative, here are a half-dozen sales to consider.
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?
Travelers often try to balance their smartphones while using them for navigation. Pick up an excellent, low cost mount now and drive without worry.
Microsoft launched the Microsoft Band late at night, but it turns out they may have delivered one of the best values in wearable technology to date. Matthew has spent the last three days running, walking, and sleeping with it.
This new laptop is the very definition of the term Ultrabook.
Apps running in mobile operating systems must get permission from the user for all sorts of things. This can be confusing. Do some do it better than others?
There are plenty of GPS navigation options for Windows Phone and the prices have fallen dramatically over the years. CoPilot is a powerful, low-cost option that has helped Matthew for the past month.
Three weeks after releasing a Technical Preview of Windows 10 to the general public, Microsoft has made good on its promise to deliver updates quickly. Today's release includes a modest assortment of new features, many of them already familiar to Windows Phone users. Here's what you'll find inside.
Windows command line power users get an upgraded shell in the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Who says the Windows desktop is dead? These are the six essential utilities I install on every new Windows PC, and they work with Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or even the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
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 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.
At CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes the stage and highlights some of the key devices and technologies the company will be launching in the coming year. He demos a new slate PC from HP running Windows 7 as well as some new Windows Mobile phones. Robbie Bach, the company's president of Entertainment and Devices, also talks about Microsoft's plan for Natal and announces a ship date of Christmas 2010.
What were the top five stories that shaped 2009? From the launch of Microsoft's Windows 7 OS, to the departure and return of Steve Jobs to Apple, ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz share their views on the tech news that mattered most.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz discuss the new Droid phone set to release in early November. Diaz also previews the upcoming Salesforce.com conference and weighs in on whether consumers will buy Windows 7 during the holiday season.
An ultrabook that can convert to a tablet when the occasion demands, the ThinkPad Twist has a lot going for it. The build quality is very good, and there are enough business-friendly features to make it acceptable as a BYOD system. Battery life may be an issue though.
Microsoft's ARM-based tablet has plenty of good points, but there are enough downsides to make caution advisable. The hardware platform and the Windows RT ecosystem will undoubtedly improve, so we'd suggest giving version 1.0 a miss unless you're an avid early adopter.
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?
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.
Despite its strong performance, the tacky design and inflated price leaves the Toshiba Tecra R10 behind the competition.
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.
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.
A good value laptop that outperforms many other notebooks at the same price -- the only feature missing is a DVD burner.
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.
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.