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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in October 2011
Windows 8 Upgrade Planning Begins
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Windows 8 represents Microsoft's most radical departure to date from its standard, icon-based GUI for Windows. An InformationWeek survey shows IT is preparing early.
Windows 8 Upgrade Plans: Exclusive Research
Slideshows  |  10/31/2011  | 
A majority of enterprises have upgrade plans for Windows 8, though it won't be available until next year. See what else IT pros have to say about Microsoft's "reimagined" operating system.
Mac Discrimination: Bad For The Enterprise
News  |  10/30/2011  | 
Companies should stop discouraging their employees from using Macs and adopt policies that promote technology choice, finds Forrester report.
Google TV Tries Again, Adds Android App Support
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Google TV's new software is ready and will soon be available for Logitech and Sony hardware.
6 Great Windows Phone Mango Features For Business
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Which of Mango's more than 500 new features will appeal most to business users? Here are our picks.
RIP Windows XP: Readers Speak
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
As Windows XP's end of life date for support looms, IT pros navigate an old Bermuda Triangle of pain.
Oracle's Mark Hurd: We Know CIOs
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Responding to OpenWorld critics, Hurd makes the case for why customers need to put more of their eggs in the Oracle basket.
How Nokia Must Fight Back In U.S.
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Nokia has a lot of work to do in the U.S. smartphone market if it wants to regain lost ground with Windows Phone 7 devices like the new Lumia models.
Rometty's Past Reveals IBM's Future
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
One early bet: Look for IBM's new CEO, Ginni Rometty, to push harder into industry-specific consulting services that can drive billions in related sales.
RIM Delays PlayBook OS Update
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion has put off the promised fall software update for its PlayBook tablet until February 2012.
Dell Challenges MacBook Pro With UltraThin Laptop
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
The XPS 14z, Dell's new flagship laptop, measures less than one-inch thick and boasts a 14-inch display in a 13-inch frame--putting it in the same league as Apple's MacBook Pro.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Pushes Social Productivity
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Software update integrates with Office 365 and hooks into Microsoft SharePoint, Office, and Lync.
Windows XP At 10: No Life Support
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Businesses that have not begun the Windows 7 transition may find themselves scrambling, Microsoft says.
Windows Phone Marketplace Hits 35,000 App Mark
Commentary  |  10/24/2011  | 
At the one year mark, Microsoft has not reached anywhere near the success of iPhone or Android, but has a healthy number of apps available.
Microsoft Gets Android Phone Makers To Pay Up
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Compal pact means Redmond now has IP deals in place with more than half the world’s Android smartphone and tablet manufacturers.
Will Dell Lead The x86 Data Center Market?
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
Can Dell's vStart virtualized rack systems that integrate servers, switches, and storage lead a market worth hundreds of billions of dollars?
Windows Phone 7 To Get Price Cut
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Microsoft wants to reduce components costs, lower phone prices, and gain market share.
Windows Phone Mango Goes Mainstream
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
Microsoft says it's just about done rolling out Windows Phone 7.5 update.
Web 2.0 Summit Rewind: 25 Memorable Quotes
Commentary  |  10/20/2011  | 
The top thinkers and innovators from the technology world appeared on one stage to provide smart insights, ask provocative questions, and make funny quips. Enjoy.
Zend Launches PHP Development Cloud
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Popular Web development community gets free sandbox on Amazon that enables multi-cloud application deployments.
Windows 8 Secure Boot Fears Continue
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Free Software Foundation asks computer users to speak out via online petition if they're concerned security feature will lock out Linux.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: Brilliant Thievery?
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Google rolled out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on Wednesday. What's in, what's out, and what features did Google steal from the competition?
Microsoft's Ballmer Trashes Android, Touts Skype
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
At the Web 2.0 Summit Tuesday, Steve Ballmer took aim at Google, calling Android an OS for computer scientists. But that's not all he had to say.
Windows Phone Mango Breaks Keyboard, Users Say
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Glitch causes virtual keyboard to disappear during texting and other applications, users say.
Microsoft Partners On Worldwide Health Information Exchanges
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Microsoft sells an Asian software line to Orion Health and partners with the company to integrate its tech into HIEs and data analytics products.
RIM Whiffs On Setting Smartphone Direction
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Research In Motion opened its developers conference with a lot of talk about the PlayBook tablet--and hardly a word on its smartphone future.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: 5 Most-Wanted Features
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Google and Samsung are primed to reveal the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS Tuesday evening. Here's what I really want.
Windows 8: Ballmer Shows Off 4 Features
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
At Dell World, Steve Ballmer gave attendees a look at some interesting changes in Windows 8 and Windows 8 server. Here's what they saw.
5 Ways Skype Buy Helps Microsoft
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
From Outlook to Xbox, VoIP service will enhance Redmond’s product portfolio across the board.
Microsoft Counters Exadata With SQL Server Appliance
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
Appliance built on HP hardware promises database consolidation and rapid, virtualized private-cloud deployment.
Dell World: Big Hopes To Woo HP Customers
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
At a time when HP's customer confidence has waned, Dell launches a new event in Austin, Texas: Dell World.
Microsoft Adds Big Data To SQL Server 2012
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
Apache Hadoop will power Azure cloud services and Windows deployments. New BI tools support touch-based data exploration--including on Apple devices.
Who's Hot, And Not, At Microsoft
Commentary  |  10/12/2011  | 
It's not as telling as those old Kremlin photos, but Microsoft's annual proxy filing shows whose stars are on the rise.
Windows Phone: No Where To Go But Up?
Commentary  |  10/12/2011  | 
Signs indicate that Microsoft's overall share in the mobile device market has bottomed out. But that's a long way from being successful.
IBM To Buy Platform Computing
News  |  10/11/2011  | 
Canadian vendor offers tools that help organizations manage distributed environments and build private clouds.
Microsoft's $8.5 Billion Skype Buy Gets EU Nod
News  |  10/10/2011  | 
VoIP service "not an enterprise product" so competition in the business market for unified communications won't suffer, European regulators say.
Windows Phone Mango Doesn't Play Well With Exchange 2003
Commentary  |  10/9/2011  | 
If you have Exchange 2003, you will discover that the Windows Phone 7 update breaks some features relating to email.
Xbox Live Gets Kinect Control, Voice Search
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
Microsoft plans big upgrade for online entertainment service, but Kinect’s potential goes well beyond gaming.
How Steve Jobs Inspired IT Execs
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
Steve Jobs didn't set out to change enterprise IT, but he did by personally inspiring its leaders and by designing products at the core of the consumerization of IT. Five senior IT execs on InformationWeek's advisory board share their thoughts on the Jobs legacy.
Steve Jobs: 11 Acts Of Vision
Slideshows  |  10/7/2011  | 
For Steve Jobs, the term 'visionary' doesn't go far enough. Consider these acts of vision--and the will that it took to make them real.
What Steve Jobs Was, And Wasn't
Commentary  |  10/7/2011  | 
He was demanding, persistent, and supremely self-confident. Jobs 1: absolute excellence.
Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dead At 56
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
The leaders of Google and Microsoft are among the many expressing sadness at Jobs's passing.
Google Apps Vs Office 365? It All Depends
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
Interop panel says the choice of a cloud-based productivity platform comes down to a lot more than just the per-user price.
Windows 8 To Dish Up Azure Services
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
Microsoft says in Interop keynote that the next version of its desktop OS will be tightly integrated with its cloud operating system.
Microsoft Kills Off Zune Music Player
News  |  10/4/2011  | 
Ill-fated device joins Kin on the list of Redmond’s failed hardware efforts, as company hopes for a better fate for Windows Phone.
Windows 7 Takes Flight At Korean Air
News  |  10/3/2011  | 
Asian carrier expects to have migrated its entire PC infrastructure to the most current version of Microsoft's OS by year end.
Oracle Appliance Gets Tools To Work With NoSQL
News  |  10/3/2011  | 
Exalytics can load sorted data out of Hadoop for advanced analytics, business intelligence.
Oracle In-Memory Analytics Appliance Debuts At Open World
News  |  10/3/2011  | 
In a hardware-dominated keynote, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison presents Exalytics appliance--but leaves many questions unanswered.
Sharepoint Outages: Skimping On Training Backfires
News  |  10/3/2011  | 
Increased downtime and costs result when companies don't sufficiently train admins on Microsoft's collaboration platform, study finds.

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