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Microsoft Streamlines Visual Studio Pricing, Structure
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
In looking to make life a little easier for developers, Microsoft is streamlining its Visual Studio offerings, and detailing a new pricing structure.
10 Apple Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Slideshows  |  4/1/2015  | 
Apple has a habit of buying tech companies. Let's look at its most recent acquisitions and in what ways each might enhance the company's future.
Microsoft 'Project Spartan': Hands-On Demo
Slideshows  |  3/31/2015  | 
Microsoft's Project Spartan, the browser designed to replace Internet Explorer, is available for testing on Windows 10.
Gmail Android App Connects Yahoo, Microsoft Accounts
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
In its latest update to Gmail, Google is offering additional support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts by giving users a unified view of their different email addresses.
Microsoft's Surface 3 Promises Windows 10, Kills Windows RT
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
Microsoft's newest Surface 3 ditches ARM for Intel. It packs a full version of Windows 8.1 and has an upgrade to Windows 10 coming later. The Surface 3 can be a tablet or a laptop. Prices start at less than $500.
Linux Seeks Security, Unity
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Experts at the Embedded Linux Conference say that open-source software needs more attention to interoperability, security, and its kernel, for the Internet of Things.
Windows 10 Mobile Payments, LiveLoop Acquisition: Microsoft Review
News  |  3/28/2015  | 
Reports of Microsoft acquisitions and partnerships surface amidst updates on Internet Explorer, Project Spartan, and Windows 10.
Internet Explorer's Demise: 7 Things IT Pros Should Know
Slideshows  |  3/26/2015  | 
We still don't have all the answers in regards to exactly what Microsoft is planning for Internet Explorer and Project Spartan. But we know enough to get you started on building a game plan for how you'll continue to support legacy web apps moving forward.
Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
Microsoft's Project Spartan Gets 'Edge' Over Internet Explorer
News  |  3/25/2015  | 
Internet Explorer 11 will not host Microsoft's new "Edge" browser engine, but Project Spartan will.
Microsoft Apps Coming To Android Smartphones, Tablets
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
Microsoft is planning to pre-install apps on a number of different Android smartphones and tablets, including ones from Samsung and Dell.
Windows 10 Release, Big Data Analysis: Microsoft Roundup
Slideshows  |  3/21/2015  | 
Microsoft brought news of cloud and big data at Convergence and major updates to Windows 10 from across the globe.
Microsoft Surface Hub Is Big On Collaboration
Commentary  |  3/20/2015  | 
Microsoft's Surface Hub aims to do for collaboration what the Surface does for personal productivity.
Windows 10 Vs. Windows 8: 10 Differences
Slideshows  |  3/20/2015  | 
Microsoft recently released a preview of Windows 10. The new OS looks to unify the user experience across different platforms, but how does it compare to Windows 8?
Internet Explorer: Microsoft's Troubled Browser Retires
Slideshows  |  3/19/2015  | 
Microsoft this week announced the demise of Internet Explorer. Let's reflect on how it evolved over the years.
Windows 10: Coming in Summer 2015
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
Microsoft will launch Windows 10 this summer in 111 languages across 190 countries.
Windows 10 Eliminates Passwords
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft is bringing more personalization and security features to Windows 10, including biometric authentication to unlock a device.
Microsoft: Internet Explorer Is, Mostly, Dead
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft is killing the Internet Explorer brand in favor of Project Spartan in Windows 10.
Smartphone OS: A 22-Year History
Slideshows  |  3/16/2015  | 
Join us on the following pages as we explore some of the most influential smartphone companies and their operating systems. You'll learn just how far we've come since the first smartphone was released a mere 22 years ago.
Microsoft CEO Nadella: We're Building Systems Of Intelligence
News  |  3/16/2015  | 
Microsoft and CEO Satya Nadella are looking beyond Dynamics to focus on empowering individuals, businesses, and industries with new technologies. Those are the themes at this year's Convergence show.
Microsoft Cortana Coming To iOS, Android, Report Claims
News  |  3/13/2015  | 
An artificial intelligence project entitled "Einstein" will enhance Microsoft's Cortana to compete with Apple's Siri on iOS and Google's Android.
Windows Looks To Gain In Sluggish Tablet Market, IDC Finds
News  |  3/12/2015  | 
Android will dominate iOS and Windows in a sluggish tablet market over the next five years. However, Microsoft is expected to grow its marketshare.
Google Chromebook Pixel Turns To USB Type-C
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
The second generation of Google's Chromebook Pixel laptop series keeps the aluminum design, improves battery life, and adopts USB Type-C for fast charging.
NTP's Fate Hinges On 'Father Time'
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
The Network Time Protocol provides a foundation to modern computing. So why does NTP's support hinge so much on the shaky finances of one 59-year-old developer?
8 Android Security Concerns That Should Scare IT
Slideshows  |  3/10/2015  | 
Even though mobile operating systems such as Android are superior to PCs when it comes to protecting against security threats, there still are several concerns that IT should beware.
Apple Watch Event: 10 Things We Learned
Slideshows  |  3/10/2015  | 
Apple Watch details, a new retina MacBook, and a partnership with HBO were among the big announcements at Apple's San Francisco shindig Monday.
11 IoT Programming Languages Worth Knowing
Slideshows  |  3/8/2015  | 
Choosing which language to use for an Internet of Things project can be as big a decision as choosing a hardware platform. Here are 11 options to consider for your next coding project.
Windows Phone 10 Updates, Office 2016: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/7/2015  | 
Microsoft previewed Office 2016 for Mac, unveiled new Lumia smartphones, and let some more Windows 10 details slip this week.
Apple Watch: What To Expect On March 9
Commentary  |  3/6/2015  | 
Apple is holding a special event on March 9 to highlight the Apple Watch. The big question on everyone's mind: Is it as "life-changing" as CEO Tim Cook claims?
Apple Watch: 5 Facts, 5 Questions
Slideshows  |  3/5/2015  | 
As Apple's March 9 event approaches, we break down what we know, and what we want to know, about Apple Watch.
iPad Pro Update: Larger Model Delayed
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
The rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro gets pushed back as Apple determines which features are best for enterprise users.
VR, Smartwatches, Wearables: 8 Cool Gadgets From MWC
Slideshows  |  3/5/2015  | 
At the 2015 Mobile World Congress, InformationWeek looks at eight cool devices from the showroom floor, including VR headsets, smartwatches, and fitness trackers.
iPhone 6 Sales Propel Apple To Top Smartphone Spot
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Samsung lost its top spot to Apple towards the end of 2014, during which smartphone sales surpassed 1 billion devices, according to Gartner.
Office For Windows 10: New Details Released At MWC
News  |  3/2/2015  | 
Microsoft shares more details on the mobile Office for Windows 10 at this yearís Mobile World Congress.
Windows 10 For Mobile Takes MWC Stage
News  |  3/2/2015  | 
Microsoft unveils Lumia 640 and 640XL with the promise of a Windows 10 flagship phone later this year.
Windows 10 Search, Productivity Apps: Microsoft Review
News  |  2/28/2015  | 
Microsoft debuted Band updates, predicted the future of productivity, and broadened support for Docker in Azure, among other announcements.
LG Watch Urbane LTE Smartwatch Forgoes Android Wear
Commentary  |  2/26/2015  | 
The LG Watch Urbane LTE smartwatch is the latest wearable from the company. This version adds features for making calls and sending messages, but LG ditched Android Wear to make it work.
7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You
Slideshows  |  2/24/2015  | 
Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.
IT Career Success Takes Ditching Your Silo Mindset
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
There are four IT career silos that good IT leaders must help knock down.
Android To Become 'Workhorse' Of Cybercrime
Commentary  |  2/16/2015  | 
Android and Windows laptops dead even in infection rates for the year 2014.
Windows 10 Mobile, Office Online Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/14/2015  | 
Microsoft withheld exciting news of its Windows 10 Phone preview and Office Online upgrades until late this week.
Microsoft Windows 10 Preview For Phones Is Released
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
Microsoft is rolling out the first public preview of Windows 10 for mobile to Windows Insiders, but not all devices are eligible.
Microsoft Office Online: Update Alert
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
The first major Office Online revamp brings improved Reading View and file management to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
Microsoft Buys Digital Pen Producer N-trig: Report
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
Microsoft's reported purchase of N-trig, the company behind its Surface Pro 3 pen, follows years of collaboration.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella: What's Changed A Year Later?
Slideshows  |  2/10/2015  | 
As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella looks towards a collaborative and holographic future, we reflect on his first year at the helm.
Containers Explained: 9 Essentials You Need To Know
Commentary  |  2/10/2015  | 
Containers are the hottest topic in the data center. Here are the essentials that every well-informed IT pro should know and be able to explain.
6 Microsoft Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Slideshows  |  2/8/2015  | 
Microsoft bought big data, email, and machine learning businesses on its holiday shopping spree. What will they bring to its future?
Office for Windows 10, Sunrise Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/7/2015  | 
The Office preview for Windows 10, the acquisition of calendar app maker Sunrise, and news of SharePoint Server 2016 lead this week's Microsoft news.
Oracle Linux Wants To Be 'Dockerized' Too
News  |  2/6/2015  | 
Oracle Linux is available in a Docker container on the Docker Hub, which should aid development and database app mobility.
Microsoft Office Preview For Windows 10 Is Out
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
Microsoft launches the first part of Office for Windows 10 in a preview available for download on the new Windows Store Beta.
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