Rust has been gaining in popularity and Microsoft intends to see if it can hold up to its demands.
Microsoft is enabling enterprise features by default in the Dev Channel builds of Chromium-based Edge. Here's what's available to IT pro testers now and what's coming later.
The best of the Prime Day laptop deals on Amazon.
Microsoft is starting to automatically update Windows 10 Home and Pro users on versions 1803 to 1903 using Windows Update, as officials said would happen.
Four years after the debut of "Windows as a service," Microsoft continues to tweak the Windows Update for Business rules. And if you don't know how to play the game, you're likely to be surprised with unexpected updates.
The volume sourcing agreement with Redmond is expected to see less than 2% of the federal government keep on-premise desktop licenses.
Microsoft and Adobe's ties keep getting tighter.
Microsoft is rolling out a second test build of its Windows 10 19H2 feature update (build 18362.10005) to the Slow Ring, but the new features in it are turned off by default at the moment.
Microsoft is working on multiple fronts to try to improve Azure reliability. Here are some of the initiatives underway.
As Microsoft Word tops 1 billion installs on Android and Office is all over the iOS productivity rankings, the software giant has its beyond-Windows hits. Now it may have a needle or two to thread.
It is the latest machine that Microsoft has blocked from receiving the Windows 10 May 2019 update after the upgrade had unintended consequences.
Western tech companies have established themselves in the consciousness of the Chinese public. Their products, not so much!
A federal judge has dismissed Oracle's challenge on the Pentagon cloud mega-contract. The winner should be announced in August.
Microsoft is not going to eliminate internal use rights for partners who've been using software obtained as part of Microsoft's partner-program benefits to run their businesses, following partner complaints.
State of Hesse says student and teacher information could be "exposed" to US spy agencies.
Every installation of Windows 10 includes a huge collection of built-in apps. Some are Universal apps that are updated from the Microsoft Store. Others are legacy apps that hang around because other programs expect them to be there. If you prefer a tidy system, many (but not all) of these apps can be uninstalled, especially if you prefer a third-party alternative. This gallery offers a comprehensive look at how to unclutter your copy of Windows 10.
Windows 10 version 1903, which will be officially dubbed the May 2019 Update, begins rolling out soon. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
If you're looking for a suite of utilities that will both boost your productivity and improve the performance of your PC or Mac, then Parallels Toolbox is or you. And there are a variety of options to allow you to pay for the features you need.
Windows 10 version 1809, officially the October 2018 Update,started rolling out October 2. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in this surprisingly feature-packed release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
Microsoft started working on the hybrid devices that now make up the Surface family back in 2009. The group has made some missteps along the way, but today its lineup of Windows 10 devices is genuinely impressive and widely imitated. Here's how the brand has evolved.
Windows tablets existed long before the iPad was even dreamt of. Take a tour through some of most popular - and most unusual - devices of the last decade.
Regardless of the manufacturer name on the back of your Android device, you can install any one of the following apps and use your phone or tablet as your primary means to surf the web, manage email, and keep tabs on your agenda. Bonus: iOS versions available too!
The latest Windows 10 feature update includes the first public release of the Timeline feature as well as dozens of smaller enhancements to the Windows 10 user experience. Here's what you can expect.
The Cortana web service is tightly tied to Windows 10, which means you can get instant answers to some common questions and calculations without having to open a web browser. Here are 16 tricks that work directly in the Windows 10 search box.
In the early days of the PC revolution, Microsoft aggressively pursued the consumer market with products and services built for fun and games. In recent years, with the notable exception of Xbox and related gaming products, Microsoft has been killing off those products. Here's a look at the departed.
Samsung wants to be the smartphone brand for the enterprise and thanks to powerful communication consolidation apps like Samsung Focus, it's definitely doing what it needs to in order to gain followers.
Coke 2, Bic's 'she-pen', and Nokia's 'taco phone' N-gage probably shouldn't have been released, but they shouldn't be forgotten either.
In this series, we look at everything, large and small, that has changed the way we do things or has significantly enhanced our lives. In part 13, we look at software innovation.
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.
If you want to take a walk round the shop of the future, a good place to start is a supermarket located in the Bicocca district of Milan, Italy. There, thanks to a blend of gaming technologies, IoT and cloud computing, you can seamlessly interact with the products that interest you and make better buying choices.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently listed the company's failure to come up with an Android-like mobile platform as one of his greatest mistakes. Read more: https://zd.net/32qJa2K
Microsoft testing a Firefox-like tracking protection feature for Edge.
A multicloud approach has been talked about for years within enterprises, but few companies have gone that direction. Now it's easier to go multicloud and AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform all share customers. In this special feature, ZDNet looks at managing multiple cloud providers, how to play them off each other and what vendors and tools can help you manage multiple clouds.
Windows 10 preview shows signs of Windows OS separating from the shell in line with Microsoft's modular plans.
Which is the best cloud storage and collaboration service for your needs? Is a free option good enough? Ed Bott talks to TechRepublic's Karen Roby about the pros and cons of the top two providers -- and a few alternatives. Read more: https://zd.net/2J3Ccb9
Microsoft unveils a new Apple iCloud for Windows app that integrates with Windows 10 File Explorer.
Tech giants speak out against GCHQ's idea for silently adding a spy to an encrypted messaging chat.
ZDNet's Steve Ranger tells Karen Roby that Microsoft now says that Windows 10 passwords don't need to expire and believes that other companies should be taking note. Read more: https://zd.net/2WIeECs
Global machine-learning competition sees Microsoft beat challengers in translating English to Chinese and a host of European languages.
Microsoft has improved the scalability of its ION bitcoin blockchain-based distributed identity system. But it's still early days.
The two contracts will span three years.
Microsoft recommends using a separate device for administrative tasks.
Karen Roby gives a snapshot of this week's news coverage on TechRepublic and ZDNet. The stories include three major conferences, a telecom data breach, and the number of CIOs implementing AI.