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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in February 2014
Microsoft's Windows Strategy: A New Hope
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Microsoft's Mobile World Congress announcements suggest a successful, and overdue, new direction for its Windows 8.1 strategy. Now Microsoft needs to build momentum.
Nokia Android Strategy Raises Questions
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Nokia says new Android phones launched at Mobile World Congress are all about emerging markets. Don't be fooled: This move shows how bad things are for Nokia.
Nokia X, Android & Microsoft: 6 Facts
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Nokia launched Android-based smartphones Monday at Mobile World Congress. Take a closer look at what this means for Microsoft's mobile future.
Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8 Updates
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Microsoft plans to update Windows 8.1 to make it friendlier to mouse-and-keyboard customers and launch initiatives to make Windows and Windows Phone devices more affordable.
Mobile World Congress: Samsung Leads Wearables Charge
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
As Mobile World Congress opens, Samsung debuts two new smartwatches and its rivals weigh in with a slew of new phones and wearables.
Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly cut Windows license fees to encourage production of sub-$250 Windows 8 devices, including non-touch PCs.
Microsoft Office For iPad: Do It Right
Commentary  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft can't just force old favorites onto a new user interface. Office apps for iPad must be more touchable.
Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets
Slideshows  |  2/22/2014  | 
MWC, the premier mobile trade show, will once again show plenty of smartphone goodies for hardware freaks to get excited about.
Windows XP Shutdown Outrage: Users Boo Microsoft Blog
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Microsoft blogger recently encouraged customers to "help their family and friends get off Windows XP." Oh, really?
Microsoft OneDrive: Cloud Storage Freebies
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Microsoft officially rebrands SkyDrive as OneDrive, adding new features and launching promotions in the process.
Android Phones Sans Google Services
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Yandex, Russian Web giant, enables manufacturers to create Android devices without Google apps on board.
Windows XP Shutdown: 10 Facts To Know
Slideshows  |  2/19/2014  | 
The clock ticks for Windows XP holdouts. Explore the key issues before making your next move.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets E-Signature Deal
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Microsoft's pact with DocuSign promises seamless e-signature tools for Office 365 users and could stimulate interest in Office apps.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
Microsoft Sells 200M Win 8 Licenses: Yawn
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Microsoft touts sales of more than 200 million Win 8 licenses. Here are 5 reasons not to be impressed.
Which Desktop OS Are You? IT Pro Personality Quiz
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
You don't have time for cute little Facebook quizzes. But in your grizzled IT career, an OS or two has rubbed off on you: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or Chrome OS?
Microsoft's Windows Strategy Gets Muddy
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Microsoft reportedly doubles down on its own platforms while also taking a hard look at Android.
LG Debuts Powerhouse Phablet
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
LG G Pro 2 takes on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with a large HD display, capable camera, and 4K video recording.
Financial Truths About The .NET Development Ecosystem
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Microsoft's high prices for dev tools fund a cottage industry that has no parallel in computing.
iPad Dominates Enterprise Tablet Market
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Apple is winning the tablet battles that matter, even in the workplace, new research says.
Gates On A Plane: Samuel L. Jackson As Bill?
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Bill Gates uses Reddit chat to discuss new role advising Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella -- and he names the actor Melinda Gates would like to watch play Bill in a movie.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Takes Shape
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Details about upgrades to Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 emerge, as Microsoft urges customers to dump Windows XP.
Nadella's Rise As Change Agent Inside Microsoft
Commentary  |  2/11/2014  | 
Satya Nadella came up through the ranks the hard way, with internal opposition. That's why he's the right man to change Microsoft.
Windows 8.1 Update 1: Nadella's Challenge
News  |  2/8/2014  | 
Microsoft has a new CEO, but does it have a new Windows strategy? Here's what to expect from Windows 8.1 Update 1.
Sony Dumps PC Business: Who's Next?
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
The PC slump became too much for Sony. Other PC makers face the same reality.
Microsoft CEOs' Wackiest Quotes: Who Said That?
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
Satya Nadella has the brains and experience to become Microsoft's CEO -- but does he have the sharp tongue of Gates or Ballmer? Match these Microsoft CEO quotes to their outspoken owners.
Nadella, Gates: Right Team For Microsoft?
News  |  2/6/2014  | 
Does the pairing of Nadella and Gates foretell Microsoft's return to glory or a new era of dysfunction? Take a closer look.
The Non-Existent Software Crisis: Debunking The Chaos Report
News  |  2/6/2014  | 
An alarmist report that's become a universal reference in discussion of development practices obscures a much less dire reality.
Satya Nadella: 6 Must-Do's For Microsoft's New CEO
News  |  2/5/2014  | 
Where to start as Microsoft's new CEO? Let's examine six priorities for Satya Nadella.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella: Marching Orders For Digital Business
Commentary  |  2/5/2014  | 
New CEO lays out four forces driving change at Microsoft -- and just about every other company. Are you paying attention?
Software Contracts: 10 Devilish Details
Commentary  |  2/5/2014  | 
Don't sign on that dotted line until you review these critical criteria. Check out part two in our software contract series.
Microsoft Names Nadella CEO: What He Inherits
News  |  2/4/2014  | 
Microsoft's new CEO boasts an impressive track record, faces challenges on a scale that few tech execs have seen.
Windows 8.1 Still Resisted By Desktop Users
News  |  2/4/2014  | 
Windows XP improbably gained market share in January, while Windows 8 and 8.1 lost holiday momentum.
Windows 8.1 Update: Will It Charm Desktop Users?
News  |  2/3/2014  | 
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 1 must strike the right balance between Windows 8.1's Modern and desktop modes.
Tizen, Sailfish, Firefox Take On Android
News  |  2/3/2014  | 
Samsung, Jolla, and Mozilla have developed smartphone operating systems. Will any of them catch on?
Microsoft Slashes Windows 8.1 Tablet Prices
News  |  2/1/2014  | 
Microsoft knocks $50 to $70 off Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba Windows 8.1 tablets, putting them in range of iPad Mini.


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