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Windows 7 First 'Self-Healing' OS
News  |  10/30/2009  | 
Microsoft baked a number of support technologies directly into its new operating system so it can self-diagnose and repair problems.
Enterprise 2.0: Challenging Economy Pushes Businesses Toward Better Tools
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
TechWeb's Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Nov. 2 through 5 in San Francisco, aims to connect companies with better business technology.
Windows 7 Hardware Discounts Offered
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
PC users can now get bargains on Microsoft mice, keyboards, Webcams, and other peripherals—even if they didn't host a launch party.
Is The Desktop PC Doomed?
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
The rise of Web-based apps, virtualization, and a crop of powerful mobile devices have the traditional PC desktop on the run.
'Complexity' Delays Microsoft-Yahoo Deal
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Deadline for completion passes as the companies work out the fine print.
Motorola Posts 3Q Profit
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
The handset maker is looking to its Google Android-based smartphones, like the Verizon Droid, to regain market share.
Android 2.0 Revs Enterprise Features
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
The latest version of Google's mobile operating system makes it easier for users to get corporate e-mail, calendar, and contact information on their handsets.
Microsoft HealthVault Deal Puts EHRs Overseas
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
A Bangkok hospital will use Microsoft HealthVault personal electronic health records to track patients via the Web.
Ubuntu Server 9.1 Adds Cloud APIs
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Canonical's Linux operating system includes built-in means of accessing Amazon's EC2 with a compatible set of APIs from the Eucalyptus open source project.
Windows 7 Could Spark Move To 64-Bit
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
More robust architecture would help business users better cope with information overload.
Google's 'Gov Cloud' Wins $7.2 Million Los Angeles Contract
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
The City of Los Angeles plans to replace its Novell GroupWise e-mail system with Google Apps, partly using anti-trust settlement money paid by Microsoft.
Defense CIO Touts Benefits Of Open Source
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Deputy CIO David Wennergren points to reliability, security, and lower TCO as among the potential benefits of using open source in the U.S. military.
Google CEO Imagines Era Of Mobile Supercomputers
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
The future, as Eric Schmidt describes it, belongs to smart phones and data centers.
EnterpriseDB, Postgres Maker, Raises $19 Million
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
IBM, Red Hat, and NTT are backing the open source database maker.
VMware Workstation 7 Supports Windows 7
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Workstation 7 supports virtual machines and takes advantage of enhanced 3D graphics and other features of Microsoft's latest OS.
Windows 7 Boosts Laptop Battery Life
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Collaboration between Intel and Microsoft means at least an extra hour of power, vendors claim.
Tilera Readies Processors With 100 Cores
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Porting servers and data centers to multi-core TILE-Gx chips may be a challenge as the x86 architecture used by Intel and AMD remains the industry standard.
Amazon Offers MySQL Cloud Service, Cuts Server Fees
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
In a preemptive strike at Microsoft, Amazon Web Services offers a relational database in the cloud, high-memory configurations, and cuts hourly fees for its Windows and Linux servers.
Lenovo Unveils Six Win 7 Laptops, Desktops
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
The systems include custom software to speed start-up and shutdown.
Global CIO: Why Are Microsoft, Oracle, And HP Bashing IBM?
Commentary  |  10/26/2009  | 
Mark Hurd, Larry Ellison, and Steve Ballmer have all recently taken some fairly empty shots at IBM. But if Big Blue is such a loser, why do those three CEOs keep talking about it?
Qualcomm Launches Open Source Center
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
The company's developers will work with Symbian, Android, and Chrome to optimize open source software with Qualcomm technology.
Windows 7 Draws Praise, Putdowns
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Most early adopters appear pleased with Microsoft's new OS, but some are griping about installation bugs.
White House Uses Open Source To Open Government
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
The site now runs the open source Drupal content management system, which includes social networking tools that can be used for communications and participatory government.
Windows 7: Early Sales Strong
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
Online shoppers rush to purchase Microsoft's new operating system.
Google Inks Jaguar Land Rover Apps Deal
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
The automaker has purchased 15,000 seats for Google Apps, incuding Gmail.
Microsoft's Quarterly Profit Falls 18%
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
Software maker is hopeful Windows 7's debut will lift sales and income.
Uncle Sam Mulls The Move To Windows 7
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
Many government agencies participated in the Windows 7 beta program, but the public sector is expected to trail businesses in adopting Microsoft's new operating system.
Windows 7 Driving Touchscreen Evolution
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
Acer, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, and Sony are scrambling to build PCs that capitalize on the tactile interface.
Ballmer: Windows 7 Is Simple, Snappy, Secure
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
Microsoft CEO extols operating system's ease of use as software maker moves beyond Vista.
Web 2.0 Summit: The Browser Is What Matters
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
Google's Sundar Pichai provides some hints about his company's upcoming browser-based Chrome operating system.
It's Official: Microsoft Launches Windows 7
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
New operating system is designed to make PC use faster and more efficient.
Web 2.0 Summit: Facebook Bets On Wisdom Of Friends
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
The informational Web is being eclipsed by the social Web, according to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Web 2.0 Summit: Bing Wins Facebook, Twitter Partnerships
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
In a blow to Google, Microsoft has secured search deals with Facebook and Twitter.
Sidekick Recovery Tool Released
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
Microsoft and its network partner insist they're making progress salvaging users' lost information.
Windows 7 Compatible? Microsoft Provides Answers
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
Redmond is using online tools and Web sites to help consumers ensure computers can run new version of Windows OS.
Q&A: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer On Sharepoint 2010
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
The Microsoft CEO lays out the company's Internet-facing strategy for its enterprise collaboration tool, SharePoint 2010.
Windows 7: UI Promises Productivity Gains
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
In developing the user interface for its latest OS, Microsoft put productivity and the user experience front and center. Here's how.
Google Search Appliance Gets Smart
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
Corporate searchers can now look forward to more relevant search results, thanks to improvements in the Google Search Appliance.
Symbian Foundation Loses Key Contributor
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
Catalyst and futurist David Wood will be leaving as the foundation prepares to release the first version of the open source Symbian.
SCO Terminates CEO Darl McBride
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
Under a restructuring plan, the company will continue to pursue intellectual property litigation against, among others, IBM and Novell.
Microsoft Unveils SharePoint 2010
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
CEO Steve Ballmer calls the enterprise collaboration suite the biggest and most important SharePoint release to date.
Retailers Ready For Windows 7 Launch
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
Amazon, Best Buy, others offer promotions to spur sales of Microsoft's new operating system.
Fujitsu Unveils Windows 7 Lineup
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
The new models, including a netbook, ultra-portable notebook, and convertible tablets, will be available Thursday when Windows 7 launches.
IBM Server Chief On Leave Following Arrest
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
Robert Moffat booked on insider trading charge along with other tech and investment bigs.
Microsoft Continues Sidekick Data Salvage
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
Company working "around the clock" to restore information lost due to a server outage.
Windows 7 Set For Low Key Launch
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
Microsoft is ready to roll out its newest operating system, minus the hoopla that surrounded previous introductions.
Global CIO: In Oracle Vs. SAP, IBM Could Tip Balance
Commentary  |  10/18/2009  | 
The big IT players are realigning and while Oracle's love-fest with is nice, Oracle will need a whole lot more friends than that to compete against not just SAP but also IBM.
Dell Launches Windows 7 Migration Services
News  |  10/16/2009  | 
Dell says it already helped several companies migrate to Window 7, which ships Thursday.
'Gone Google' Campaign Goes Global
News  |  10/16/2009  | 
Stepping up its efforts to woo business users, Google will begin marketing Google Apps in five international cities.
Microsoft Recovers Most Sidekick Data
News  |  10/15/2009  | 
Initial reports that the data of T-Mobile Sidekick users had been lost turn out to have been overly pessimistic.
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