David Grober

Managing Editor

David Grober has worked a variety of editorial roles in the technology media since 1982, when he joined the copy desk at IDG's Computer Business News. He served as managing editor for PC Week (now eWeek) and, later, Digital News. David made the leap from print to online publishing in 1994, when he joined Ziff-Net's Software Library. Since 9/11, David has worked in ZDNet's Business Technology Group, and now serves as ZDNet's managing editor.

David Grober has nothing to disclose and does not hold any investments.

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Microsoft's Build conference in Anaheim, Calif. is the place where the company promises that "all will be revealed" around the Windows 8 and Windows Azure development stories.

September 7, 2011 by in Windows

Microsoft's smartphone comeback story rests with the success of Windows Phone 7. The mobile operating system is a clean break from its predecessor, Windows Mobile, and aims to bring services from the Zune and Xbox together. Microsoft's aim with Windows Phone 7 was to break with conventional interfaces. Time will tell if the bet pays off.

April 14, 2010 by in Windows

Microsoft's Windows 7 arrived in late 2009 and kicked off a PC upgrade cycle that's expected to last a few years. Windows 7 got Microsoft back in the game among consumers and the enterprise upgrade cycle is expected to arrive in the second half of 2010 and carry through 2011.

April 14, 2010 by in Windows

Report: Vista's business sales stronger than expected

Report: Vista's business sales stronger than expected

Sales of Windows Vista to businesses were stronger than expected during the operating system's debut month, according to a report from NPD Group. The sales outpaced the first month's tally for Windows 2000 and only slightly trailed that for Windows XP, the market researcher said Thursday.

January 11, 2007 by in Windows

Microsoft gunning for Adobe's PDF format?

Microsoft gunning for Adobe's PDF format?

Microsoft's Metro document format, which the company plans to include in the next version of Windows, is designed to allow for the printing, viewing and archiving of files--without requiring the program that created them. Sound familiar?

May 3, 2005 by in Windows