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Will Windows Phone Take Off In 2012?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011  | 
Microsoft has two updates planned for its mobile platform next year, and its application store has a lot of apps. Will it spur sales?
Microsoft To Withdraw From CES
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Consumer Electronics Show in January will be the last one for Microsoft, which says the tech fest is out of synch with its product cycles.
The Case For SharePoint Plus Silverlight
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
The authors of SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight talk about why the two Microsoft technologies are more powerful together.
Microsoft, Nokia Mulled RIM Acquisition
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Amazon is also said to have kicked the tires on the struggling smartphone maker.
Microsoft Wins Patent Claim Against Motorola
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
International Trade Commission, however, rejects several other patent claims that Microsoft filed against Motorola.
Novell Vs. Microsoft Ends In Mistrial
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Jurors unable to reach a verdict on Novell's claims that Microsoft intentionally sought to destroy WordPerfect and Quattro.
Microsoft's Dumbest And Smartest Moves Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
The past year was one of highs and lows for the world’s biggest software company. Here are seven reasons why.
Top 20 IT Trends In 2011
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
The business technology sector went through a lot of changes in 2011. What follows is my list of the most important themes, events, products, and people of the past year.
What If Microsoft And Intel Weren't Two Years Late?
Commentary  |  12/16/2011  | 
Both companies made recent moves to put themselves in better stead to compete in phones and tablets. What if they'd done it two years ago?
Microsoft's Droidrage WP7 Giveaway Heats Up
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
Malware-infected Android owners offered chance to win a free Windows Phone 7; more than 3,200 entered.
Windows Server 8: An Inside Look
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
We drill into the good and bad of Microsoft's forthcoming OS and share exclusive survey results on IT deployment plans.
Nokia Intros Lumia 710, Its First U.S. Windows Phone
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Budget device marks the Finnish phone maker's U.S. debut on Microsoft's mobile operating system.
Microsoft Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Compliance Clash
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Microsoft dials up the rhetoric and says take that, unidentified competitor whose name begins with the letters "Google."
Danish Bank Believes Nokia Will Sell To Microsoft
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Denmark's largest bank predicts Nokia will sell its phone-making business to Microsoft during the first half of 2012.
The Case For A Holistic View Of The Enterprise Software Market
Commentary  |  12/13/2011  | 
It's getting increasingly difficult to cover a broad swath of each vendor's product portfolio in order to give customers all the insight they need.
5 Moves Microsoft Must Make In 2012
Commentary  |  12/13/2011  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's to-do list for 2012 should include acquisitions, a strong tablet launch, and a move into services.
Intel Cuts 4Q Revenue Estimates By $1 Billion
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
As primary culprit for sales miss, chip giant cites PC customers scaling back on inventory due to hard drive shortages.
Windows Phone 7.5 Vulnerable To SMS Hack?
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Infected text message could bring down the Messaging Hub in latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS.
Microsoft Shakes Up Windows Phone Management
Commentary  |  12/12/2011  | 
Will Andy Lees' move from president of the Windows Phone division improve the mobile platform's fortunes?
Microsoft OneNote Arrives For iPad
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
Note-taking app gets new features geared to the tablet interface.
12 Enterprise IT Resolutions For 2012
Slideshows  |  12/12/2011  | 
From taking mobile to the next level to preparing for a hybrid cloud world, we offer a dozen suggestions for moving toward progressive IT.
Apple's Year In Review, 2011
Slideshows  |  12/12/2011  | 
Despite Apple's many marketing, business, and technology achievements this year, 2011 will be remembered as the year that Steve Jobs died. Consider these 11 other highs and lows For Apple in 2011.
Microsoft, GE Tackle Healthcare Analytics, Data Aggregation
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
Joint venture will market an open source technology platform and develop applications that focus on interoperability and advanced analytics.
Open Source WebOS: A Win For Windows Phone?
Commentary  |  12/11/2011  | 
Microsoft's mobile business will get a big boost from HP's decision to open source webOS, says one analyst. Is his logic sound?
HP To Release webOS As Open Source
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
CEO Meg Whitman even suggests there may be another webOS tablet in two years.
Apple Grand Central Store: Quick Tour
Slideshows  |  12/9/2011  | 
Apple's latest retail outlet will pitch products like the iPad 2, iPhone 4S, and MacBook Air to commuters at one of the world's busiest transportation hubs. Check out our visual tour.
HP-Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Eyes Regulated Enterprises
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
HP-Microsoft alliance lets CIOs use a hybrid approach, including private cloud with security and service levels strong enough for highly-regulated industries. Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync services are part of the offering.
Software Group Seeks Freedom To Install
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
The Software Freedom Law Group wants the U.S. Copyright Office to ensure that device makers can't limit users' ability to install lawful software on devices.
White House Begins Open Sourcing
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
U.S. and Indian governments collaborate on, an open source version of the Obama administration transparency platform.
Windows Phone Needs LTE To Succeed, Says Verizon
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
Verizon Wireless would be happier to sell Windows Phone devices if they had Long Term Evolution 4G.
Microsoft Office, Enjoy Your Retirement
Commentary  |  12/2/2011  | 
This nearly 30-year-old product should be headed for the sunset villa in this age of smartphones, cloud computing, and Facebook.
Microsoft 'Converts' iPhones, Android Devices To Windows Phone
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Web site allows users to get the Live Tiles experience on competitive devices from Apple and Google.
SharePoint Users Get New Social Option
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Blue Rooster is the latest Microsoft partner to put a social face on SharePoint.
Google Chrome Overtakes Firefox
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Microsoft's Internet Explorer still has largest share of market, but Google's browser shows strong growth.

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