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Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense Raises Security Concerns
News  |  7/30/2015  | 
The Wi-Fi Sense feature embedded in Windows 10 may make life easier for users, but could it also compromise corporate network security?
Windows 10: Inside NYC Launch Day
Windows 10: Inside NYC Launch Day
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/30/2015  | 
InformationWeek paid a visit to New York City's Microsoft Store on July 29 to see consumers using the final release of Windows 10 on launch day.
Windows 10: NYC Debut, Hands-On Demo
Slideshows  |  7/30/2015  | 
InformationWeek marked the July 29 Windows 10 launch with a visit to New York City's Microsoft specialty store. Here, we take you through our firsthand experiences with Windows 10.
Windows 10 Mobile: Why Microsoft Is Confident
Commentary  |  7/29/2015  | 
Windows 10 for smartphones is essentially feature complete, says Microsoft, and will make its official debut with a new flagship phone soon.
Windows 10: 5 Reasons It Matters, 5 Key Concerns
Slideshows  |  7/29/2015  | 
The Windows 10 rollout has officially begun. Here are five reasons we're excited about the OS, and a few concerns for its future.
Is Cortana Microsoft's Equalizer With Google?
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
While Microsoft is positioning Cortana as a digital assistant, it could also filter search results to Bing, giving Redmond a new edge against Google in the lucrative search market.
Windows 10: Microsoft Attempts A SaaS Model
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
With Windows 10, Microsoft will attempt to update its operating system with a cloud sensibility. Can it be done?
OnePlus 2: Low-Cost Android Alternative
News  |  7/27/2015  | 
ShenZhen, China-based startup OnePlus shook the high-end smartphone market last year when it produced a well-designed smartphone with the same (or better) specs than premium models -- such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 -- and sold it for half the price. Now, version 2 is hitting the market with a new Android OS.
iPhone Kill Switch: How Effective Is It?
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
A new report shows that the iPhone kill switch may not be as effective as first thought. What does this mean for other smartphone kill switches?
Windows 10: 10 Things To Know At Launch
Slideshows  |  7/27/2015  | 
The highly anticipated launch of Windows 10 finally arrives on July 29. Here are 10 things you should know about the impending release.
10 Windows 10 Slogans That Didn't Make The Cut
Commentary  |  7/26/2015  | 
The Windows 10 ad campaign is not all that inspiring. It makes you wonder which marketing ideas were rejected.
Apple In China: Best Yet To Come?
Commentary  |  7/26/2015  | 
Apple reported a 31% jump in revenue from Greater China in the latest quarter, and it still has lots of room to grow.
Windows 10 Looms Large, Earnings Fall Short: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/25/2015  | 
The July 29 rollout of Windows 10 is getting close, but the company's earnings fell short thanks to a $7.5 billion write-down from the Nokia deal.
iPhone Vs. Android: Apple's Success Only Goes So Far
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
Apple's iPhone is a beast, but it will never fully conquer the smartphone market, where Android still holds some sway.
Microsoft Launches Send Email App For iPhone
News  |  7/23/2015  | 
Microsoft's Send app is designed to let workers who are short on time send brief messages while forgoing subject lines and signatures. It's available on the iPhone.
Windows 10 Will Use Virtualization For Extra Security
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
Microsoft explores new security strategies based on virtualization to better protect enterprise customers from malware and identity theft.
Windows 10: 8 Things Microsoft Got Right
Slideshows  |  7/22/2015  | 
Windows 10 doesn't launch until July 29, but Microsoft has already proven its commitment to making up for its Windows 8 mistakes and competing in a modern tech world.
iPhone Sales Power Strong Apple Earnings
News  |  7/22/2015  | 
With 47.5 million iPhones sold during the quarter, demand for the smartphone continues to fill Apple's coffers.
Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results.
Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2015, .Net 4.6
Commentary  |  7/21/2015  | 
Microsoft has released the latest version of Visual Studio, as well as .Net. These help to expand the company's developer ecosystem to new platforms, including OS X and Linux.
Microsoft Acquires Israeli Cloud Security Firm Adallom
News  |  7/20/2015  | 
Microsoft is dropping $320 million to purchase Adallom, a cloud security specialist that has offices in Tel Aviv and Palo Alto.
Windows 10 Marketing, Cortana Analytics: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/18/2015  | 
This week Microsoft announced its Windows 10 marketing strategy, PC Build 10240, Cortana Analytics platform, and Office updates.
Windows 10 Finalized, Office Apps Exit Preview
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
Microsoft rolls out Build 10240 and prepares the Windows 10 Office suite for its July 29 launch.
Microsoft Buys Field Service Management Firm FieldOne
Commentary  |  7/16/2015  | 
Microsoft is looking to increase its IT field services portfolio with the acquisition of FieldOne. The emphasis is on using analytics and big data to make services more efficient.
Microsoft: Windows 10, Cloud Are Keys To 2016
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
At its partner conference, Microsoft executives emphasized the importance of cloud and Windows 10 to its success in the upcoming year.
Adobe Flash Failure Shows Plug-Ins Are Obsolete
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
This week's Flash failure also illustrates why plug-ins need to go. One solution to all of this is HTML5.
9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Slideshows  |  7/15/2015  | 
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Looks To Simplify Big Data
Commentary  |  7/14/2015  | 
Microsoft is planning to release a new suite of tools dubbed Cortana Analytics, which Satya Nadella claims will democratize big data.
Microsoft Plans Windows 10 Marketing Blitz
News  |  7/13/2015  | 
The July 29 Windows 10 launch will spark a global advertising campaign to "welcome the newest generation of Windows fans."
Apple's iPhone Commands 92% Of Smartphone Profits
News  |  7/13/2015  | 
Despite the dominance of the Android platform, Apple's iPhone still commands an overwhelming lead when it comes to smartphone profit share.
PC Shipments Drop 10% As Windows 10 Looms
Commentary  |  7/13/2015  | 
With Windows 10 coming later this month, the PC market is continuing to show signs of slowing down ahead of the launch. Apple, of course, is the exception.
Chromebooks Gain Traction in the Enterprise
Commentary  |  7/13/2015  | 
These low-cost, web-based devices are wedging themselves into the crowded device repertoire for enterprise end users. Here's what IT needs to know.
Carmakers Won't Provide Data To Apple, Google
News  |  7/11/2015  | 
Carmakers such as Ford and Volkswagen are keen to limit tech companies' access to consumer data, despite allowing drivers to use their apps.
Office For Mac 2016, Phone Biz Layoffs: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/11/2015  | 
A week that brought updates to Office for Mac 2016, Power BI, and Windows 10 also included a massive round of job cuts at Microsoft.
iOS 9, WatchOS 2 Betas: Improved Usability, Cool Features
News  |  7/10/2015  | 
Apple updated the beta versions of iOS 9 and WatchOS 2 this week. The betas released so far are specifically for developers, but Apple says it plans to involve Joe Public in its beta testing, eventually.
Office 2016 For Mac Is Here
News  |  7/9/2015  | 
Microsoft Office 2016 is now available to Office 365 subscribers, with a full public rollout expected in September.
5 Ways Microsoft Messed Up Mobile
Slideshows  |  7/8/2015  | 
Plenty of mobile mishaps led to Microsoft's decision to cut thousands of jobs in its phone division.
Encryption Hinders Investigations: FBI Chief
News  |  7/8/2015  | 
The Senate Judiciary Committee heard a different story from technologists, who argue that surveillance has never been easier.
Microsoft Cuts 7,800 Jobs As Windows Phones Stall
News  |  7/8/2015  | 
Microsoft cuts thousands of jobs and plans to streamline its smartphone business amidst restructuring.
BBC Offers Free Tiny Computers To UK Students
News  |  7/7/2015  | 
A group of 29 organizations aims to help UK students become more technically adept.
HoloLens Startup Cofounded By Former Microsoft Engineer
News  |  7/7/2015  | 
Object Theory launched July 7 as the first company focused on developing software for Microsoft's HoloLens.
OS X El Capitan: How Apple Will Make IT Happy
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
With OS X El Capitan, Apple is touching on the right enterprise features that business users and IT administrators want, including security, application management, and performance enhancements.
Windows 10: RTM Due This Week, PC Build 10162 Done
News  |  7/6/2015  | 
Microsoft released Build 10162 to the Fast ring of Insiders before the July 4th holiday weekend, and we're expecting an RTM build later this week.
Windows 10: 10 Reasons You'll Love It
Commentary  |  7/5/2015  | 
Windows 10 looks like a good operating system, but the reasons we love an operating system are harder to predict.
Windows 10 Gets Close, Skype Feature Updates: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/4/2015  | 
This week Microsoft sold assets to AOL and Uber, released two Windows 10 builds, and pushed new Skype for Business features to preview.
iPhone 6s And 7 Other Smartphones To Watch In 2015
Slideshows  |  7/3/2015  | 
We've already seen a wave of new smartphones hit the market in 2015. What's coming up for the rest of this year?
Windows 10 Launch: Later Than You Think
News  |  7/2/2015  | 
Microsoft will release Windows 10 on July 29, but this doesn't mean you'll be downloading the new operating system that day.
Windows 10 Build 10159 Marks Microsoft Efficiency
News  |  7/1/2015  | 
Microsoft has released Windows 10 Build 10159 to the Fast ring of Windows Insiders, marking the second PC build in two days.
iOS 8.4, Mac OS X Updates Plug Vulnerabilities
Commentary  |  7/1/2015  | 
Apple released its iOS 8.4 and Mac OS X 10.10.4 updates that add Apple Music and tackle a range of security problems.
Microsoft Cuts Display Ad Business, Sells Bing Maps To Uber
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Microsoft transfers its display ad business to AOL and sells Bing Maps tech to Uber as CEO Satya Nadella executes a new corporate mission.
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