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Microsoft Catapult: 2x Faster Bing Results
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Microsoft's new data center technology promises to speed up Web services like Bing while keeping costs in check.
Microsoft Embraces Open With IE Developer Channel
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
IE Developer Channel offers an early look at upcoming IE features and represents a more open attitude from Microsoft.
IT Fit For Jurassic Park, Cosmos
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
To create visual effects for the TV show Cosmos and next year's Jurassic Park sequel, Tippett Studio partnered with Dell to upgrade its infrastructure.
Android On Any Windows PC: Console OS Trying
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Crowdfunded project would enable users to dual-boot Android on any Windows PC, as well as on any Windows tablet based on Intel processors. Will it fly?
Business PCs' New Era: 6 Trends
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Six factors are shaping the new multi-screen world of office computing.
When Internet Of Things Meets Imperfect Networks
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
The Internet of Things creates a flow of data that often must be constant to be of real value. Bandwidth shortcomings need to be addressed sooner rather than later.
Mac Enterprise Adoption Grows
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Windows still reigns in the enterprise, but new data shows Macs gaining ground.
Multi-Screen Era Redefines Business PC
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
"PC" no longer means one desktop in a cubicle. Welcome to the increasingly composite world of office computing.
Computex Rewind: 3 Takeaways For PC Users
News  |  6/7/2014  | 
It's a PC, it's a tablet, it's a… oh, I give up. Welcome to the weird new PC world, showcased at Computex show in Taiwan.
Apple WWDC 2014 Highlights: A New Era?
News  |  6/7/2014  | 
WWDC 2014 may go down as a pivotal Apple moment. The iOS 8 improvements and other factors point to a new chapter, featuring a more open Apple.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: My First 2 Weeks
Commentary  |  6/7/2014  | 
The Surface Pro 3 is the first Microsoft tablet to offer more than the sum of its parts.
8 Hot Windows Hybrids At Computex 2014
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
After years of weak sales, will the PC industry finally bounce back with new Windows 8.1 hybrid devices?
Microsoft Touts Device Partners At Computex
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Microsoft hyped its partners' new Windows 8.1 tablets and PCs. But are they enough to counter slumping PC sales and rising Chrome and Android adoption?
VMware Fires Back At Amazon 'Import Portal'
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Amazon threatens VMware turf with a new Connector and Import Portal. VMware's response: Not true hybrid cloud.
Intel Core M Chips: Tablet Turbocharge
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Intel's Core M chips will make Windows tablets lighter and thinner than ever, while its "Devil's Canyon" chips bring the speed.
Amazon Opens On-Ramp For VMware Workloads
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Amazon Web Services makes a bid for VMware-based workloads by giving vCenter virtual machine admins a direct link to its EC2 cloud.
SDN Shell Games: You Won't Win
Commentary  |  6/3/2014  | 
Does your automation and orchestration strategy involve shuffling complexity from the data plane to the control plane? If so, youíre conning yourself.
Windows 8.1 Makes Gains, XP Hangs On
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 finally has more users than Windows 8, but both lag far behind Windows XP and Windows 7.
6 Models Of The Modern Data Center
Slideshows  |  6/2/2014  | 
Our exclusive look inside the new data centers of Fidelity, GM, Capital One, Equinix, ServiceNow, and Bank Of America shows the future of computing.
Surface Pro 3 Vs. World: Mobile Smackdown
Slideshows  |  5/30/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hybrid tablet has ambitions that cross product categories. How does it compare to top mobile devices from Apple, Samsung, and others?
Energy-Sipping ARM Chips Made For Cloud
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Applied Micro and Canonical demonstrate the first OpenStack cloud on a rack of ARM servers at a show in Taiwan.
Does Cloud Really Hamper Server Sales?
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Common sense suggests that mainstream cloud adoption will gut server sales, but that's not really happening, analysts say. Here's why.
Gartner: Chinese Server Vendors Find Fortune
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Gartner finds server shipments fell in the first quarter, but conditions are leveling off and Chinese vendors are on the rise.
Toshiba Windows Tablets: Priced Right?
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Toshiba's new mobile devices range from a $199 Windows 8.1 tablet for budget shoppers to powerful hybrid two-in-one laptops aimed at pros.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 10 Tablets Paved Its Way
Slideshows  |  5/24/2014  | 
About 40% of Americans own a tablet or e-reader, but that didn't happen overnight. These 10 devices shaped the evolution of the modern tablet.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Visual Tour
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 combines laptop-worthy power with sleek industrial design. Take a closer look at the tablet and get our early hands-on impressions.
Speed Up Your Old PC: 4 Tips
Commentary  |  5/21/2014  | 
Can't bear to part with that aged clunker on your desk? Give it a tune-up with these quick tips.
Microsoft Goes Big With Surface Pro 3
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 offers a big 12-inch screen, lighter weight, more power, and a flashy pen experience.
Cloud-Based EHRs: Sky's The Limit
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Healthcare practices find partnering with a cloud service provider for their electronic health records lets them focus on their patients, not on IT.
Microsoft Surface: Why More Is More
Commentary  |  5/10/2014  | 
Microsoft may debut an expanded lineup of Surface tablets on May 20 -- including a bigger model. This could be just what Microsoft's tablets need to finally succeed.
10 Hadoop Hardware Leaders
Slideshows  |  4/24/2014  | 
Hadoop is known for running on "industry standard hardware," but just what does that mean? We break down popular options and a few interesting niche choices.
IBM Unveils Power8 Chip As Open Hardware
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
Mainframe Eulogy: Why We Put Gertrude Down
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Intrepid CIO Stu Laura mourns the death of Big Iron as he embraces the cloud religion.
Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
AllJoyn: A Common Language For Internet Of Things
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Open-source lingua franca aims to let IoT devices and services communicate across manufacturers and operating systems.
Spintronics: Not Your Typical Memory
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Researchers propose new designs that rely on an electron's spin, rather than a circuit's electrical charge, to process information. One goal: let computers run at normal speed with little or no electricity.
Can IBM Sell Mainframe As Cloud Rock Star?
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
On the mainframe's 50th birthday, IBM positions it as the still young Enterprise Cloud System, capable of running 6,000 Linux workloads.
Windows 8.1 Update: 5 Essential Facts
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update will try to tempt non-touch users, including those transitioning away from Windows XP.
Does Microsoft Have Its Mojo Back?
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Will free Windows licenses, the Internet of Things, Cortana, and other announcements put Microsoft back on the right track?
Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
Microsoft Windows' Future: 8 Revelations
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
From a new Start menu to Cortana to the Internet of Things, Microsoft previewed the future of Windows this week at Build.
How Apps Won The Mobile Web
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The web might be the dominant platform of our time, but more people than ever prefer to experience it through Google and iOS mobile apps.
Microsoft's Nadella: Can He Walk The Walk?
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a good impression last week, but at Build he'll need more than rhetoric to reconcile new cross-platform tactics with Windows' future.
Microsoft Build: 8 Things To Watch
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
With Windows 9, new developer tools, and a competitor to Apple's Siri, Microsoft could come out swinging at the Build conference.
Windows XP Game Over: 9 Upgrade Options
Slideshows  |  3/25/2014  | 
Some of you don't want to say goodbye to Windows XP any more than you wanted to retire the Atari. But support ends on April 8: We break down your best upgrade options.
Windows XP: Feds Brace For End Of Support
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Roughly one in ten US government PCs still use Windows XP. They will be more vulnerable to attacks when XP support ends on April 8.
Mainframe Brain Drain? Not In Heart Of Texas
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
The computer science department at Texas State University still offers a full course in COBOL programming, in part to help students differentiate themselves on the job market.
The Corruption Of Agile Development
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
What was intended as a set of personal practices has become a doctrine. And despite the mainstream adoption of Agile, the loss of its original intent has undermined its effectiveness.
Microsoft Surface 2 With LTE: Winner For Mobile Pros?
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is now equipped for LTE connections -- but still must compete with iPad Air.
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