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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in May 2011
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Nokia Expects To Ship Windows Phones In Q4
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
Phone maker's stock plunges as transition to Microsoft platform puts damper on current sales.
Microsoft Hindered By Retailer Failures
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
The company would be wise to take a page from Apple to overcome its reputation for poor customer service delivered by its point-of-sale partners.
Microsoft's Android Revenue Exceeds Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  5/30/2011  | 
To avoid patent claims, HTC is paying Microsoft a $5 licensing fee for every Android phone it sells.
Google, Mobile Payment Wars, Custom ROMs, Mango, And More
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
BYTE Wireless Radio digs into the week in mobile news.
Windows 8 Tablets Not Doomed To Fail
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
Analysts say Microsoft may still hold edge in the enterprise market due to lower integration costs.
Cray's XK6 Supercomputer Promises 50-Petaflop Performance
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
AMD 16-core, Opteron processors, Nvidia Tesla graphics processors, and a Linux-based operating system are the foundation of Cray's fastest machine.
Nokia Plans For Frequent Windows Phone Releases
Commentary  |  5/27/2011  | 
With Symbian put out to pasture, the Finnish phone maker plans to launch new phones for Microsoft's mobile platform every two to three months.
Windows 8 Tablet To Debut Next Week?
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Microsoft set to unveil its answer to Apple's iOS and Google's Android, according to a published report.
NewsGator Adds Video To SharePoint Social Sites
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Microsoft SharePoint-based social software gets video sharing, plus enhanced news feeds and brainstorming.
iOS 4 Hardware Encryption Cracked By Forensics Firm
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
The iPhone 4 is at risk, but the forensics tool will only be sold to law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and forensics investigators.
Itanium 'A Dead-End,' Says IBM Server Chief
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Senior VP Rod Adkins claims businesses that rely on Intel's high-end chip need to find an alternative like, say, Big Blue's Power7.
IBM Tops HP, Oracle In Server Growth
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Market for back-end hardware sees solid Q1 gains as enterprises refresh technology and plan for big data.
BlueStacks Runs Android Apps On Windows PCs
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The startup company's software is designed to help people access apps and data that's stuck on their smartphones from their PC.
Microsoft Hopes Mango Will Keep WP7 Momentum Alive
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
Windows Phone 7 gets a major upgrade when Mango is released with 500 new features later this year, but Microsoft still has a long way to go.
Windows Phone 7 To Get 500 New Features
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Mango update confirmed for autumn; new handset makers include Fujitsu, Acer, and ZTE.
How To Avoid A Wintel Mobility Disaster Of Your Own
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
Microsoft and Intel have a compatibility mess on their hands. Make certain you don't, too.
RingCube Personalizes VMware, Citrix Virtual Desktops
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
By piggybacking on the leading virtualization vendors, the company works to create individual virtualized desktop without driving up storage costs.
Microsoft Should Pursue ARM Acquisition Next
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
Tiffs with longtime partners HP and Intel show that Redmond must take control of its own destiny to make strides in mobile computing.
Microsoft Plans Major Windows Phone 7 Upgrade
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
The WP7 smartphone platform will get 500 new features, according to CEO Steve Ballmer. Here's what to expect.
Big Tech Vendors Form Open Virtualization Alliance
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Red Hat and IBM join with Intel, HP, BMC Software, Eucalyptus, and SUSE Linux to provide an alternative to VMware.
Verizon Finally Gets Windows Phone 7
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
The HTC Trophy soon will be available on the largest carrier in the U.S., putting WP7 on all of the nation's major wireless phone networks.
Apple's Retail Lesson
Commentary  |  5/19/2011  | 
The company's strong performance isn't just about strong products; it's about a meticulously managed customer experience.
DOD Releases Open Source Development Guide
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
The military's 68-page guide provides best practices and other resources to to help developers create software using open technologies.
Microsoft Slams Intel's Windows-On-ARM 'Leak'
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
Software maker says chip giant's statements about Windows 8 roadmap for tablets and phones are "inaccurate."
Down To Business: Cisco, Microsoft, And The Tiger Woods Effect
Commentary  |  5/19/2011  | 
These still-dominant vendors aren't to be taken lightly, but competitors no longer show awe or fear.
Intel: Windows-On-ARM A Compatibility Mess
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
Chipmaker claims only its mobile processors will offer true backwards compatibility for Windows 8 tablets.
Microsoft Mango Update To Include Key Enterprise Features
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
Windows Phone 7's next big operating system release promises enhancements to email, Lync support, connectivity to Office 365, and extension of Information Rights Management.
Kinect Gets Facial Recognition Boost
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Avatars that can smile, frown, and smirk should be a hit with gamers, but the technology also has potential for commercial apps like security and Web conferencing.
SAP Upgrades Performance Management Suite
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
EPM 10.0 software announced at the Sapphire Now user conference makes it easier for front-line managers to help develop realistic budgets and plans.
Microsoft Set To Unveil Windows Phone 'Mango' Update
Commentary  |  5/15/2011  | 
Details emerge about features that will be revealed May 24, including Internet Explorer 9, revamped messaging, and improved syncing, about the mobile OS update due this fall.
Cloud Outages Plague Google, Microsoft
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
The two companies offered apologies when their cloud services suffered problems, but say they're fixed now.
MS Skype, Google ChromeBooks And Some Off-Color Commentary
News  |  5/12/2011  | 
BYTE Wireless Radio digs into the Google I/O Show and more.
Google's Game Changers: Are They Enough?
Commentary  |  5/12/2011  | 
With Chromebooks, an improved tablet OS, and more, Google took aim at Apple and Microsoft, but are ChromeOS and Android on a collision course?
Google's Chromebook Gamble
Commentary  |  5/12/2011  | 
Businesses may hate managing PCs, but that doesn't mean they're ready to abandon the devil they know.
Microsoft: 'Incredible Economies Of Scale' Await Cloud Users
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
A Windows Server instance costs between 5 cents and 96 cents an hour because Microsoft has been able to drive down operational expenses.
Skype Buy First Of Many For DOJ-Free Microsoft
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
Now that its consent decree with the Justice Department is expiring, Redmond is turning its $50 billion in cash into a competitive weapon.
Engine Yard Sees Ruby As Cloud Springboard
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Company executives tout the application platform provider's ability to quickly transfer customers out of the crashing Amazon cloud in April.
Why Microsoft Plus Skype Is An Enterprising Idea
Commentary  |  5/10/2011  | 
If Microsoft can meld Skype and Lync, building a sensible enterprise and consumer offering while making Skype the de facto mobile unified communications platform, this may just be a winning combination.
Microsoft And Skype Like A Horse And Carriage
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Assuming Microsoft pulls this off, it's a huge victory for the company.
HP's Donatelli Comes Out Swinging At Cisco
Commentary  |  5/10/2011  | 
Executive VP's Interop keynote emphasizes new products and open standards.
Microsoft To Buy Skype For $8.5 Billion
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
CEO Steve Ballmer emphasized the value of Skype integration with Microsoft Lync unified communications, Outlook, consumer products like Xbox, and other online communities.
Skype Deal: Collaboration Is Microsoft's Game To Lose
Commentary  |  5/10/2011  | 
Microsoft’s $8.5 billion deal to buy Skype shows it building around its strength in enterprise collaboration software. But will it squander its advantage?
Can Open Source Solve Big Data For SMBs?
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
As smaller companies deal with larger and larger volumes of data, open source software providers may help crack the cost equation, but not necessarily the complexity problem.
Microsoft Says Email Not Dead Yet
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
A majority of those surveyed by MarketTools want a tool that brings their email, social media, and voicemail together in a unified inbox.
Android Dominates Now, Windows Mobile Will In 2015
Commentary  |  5/8/2011  | 
For the foreseeable future, consumers' interest in smartphones will be very similar to recent trends. The long term though looks very different than it does today.
Enterprise Software Spending Grew 8.5% In 2010
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
Microsoft led with a 22% market revenue share, driven by Windows 7, Office 2010, and strategies for enterprise platforms, found Gartner study.
Microsoft Patches Windows Phone Against Comodo Hack
Commentary  |  5/6/2011  | 
Users who jailbroke their phones to get early access to Microsoft's NoDo update are finding they can't get the latest patch, intended to protect against the fraudulent SSL certificates issued by Comodo.
Android Market Share 35%, Windows Phone 2.5%
News  |  5/4/2011  | 
Google's mobile platform remains at the top of the smartphone market for the second quarter in a row, while Microsoft's latest platform barely registered.
India Adopts New Privacy Rules
News  |  5/4/2011  | 
Organizations doing business in India may be forced to re-evaluate how they handle personal information.
Microsoft Should Reveal WP7 Sales Figures
Commentary  |  5/4/2011  | 
Just 674,000 Windows Phone 7 smartphones were sold in the first six weeks, says one analyst. Microsoft needs to give us the real number.
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