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Windows 8 Release Preview: Are You Installing?
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Microsoft made the Windows 8 Release Preview version available Thursday. If you just can't wait to install, please tell us about how it's going.
Microsoft Office 365 For Government Faces Google Apps
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Cloud app rivals fight for government customers; Microsoft launches with note that government customer data will be segregated from other customers' data.
Google Chromebook, Chromebox: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  5/30/2012  | 
Samsung's new hardware combined with Google's upgraded Chrome operating system could finally pose a challenge to Windows or Mac OS X personal computers.
Google Chrome OS, Take Two: New Software And Chromebooks
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
For its first birthday, Google Chrome OS gets faster Samsung hardware, Google Drive integration, a desktop UI, and a new pricing model.
Nokia Launches Budget Windows Phone Lumia 610
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Nokia's Windows Phone lineup now covers all the bases, from the low-end Lumia 610 to the high-end Lumia 900.
Windows 8 Says Goodbye To F8 Reboots
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Windows 8 will display new menu of troubleshooting choices to give users of fast-booting PCs and tablets plenty of time to enter alternate startup modes such as Safe Mode.
Google Beats Oracle Patent Claim
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Second major phase of trial ends with a win for Google, but judge must still decide whether APIs qualify for copyright protection.
Windows Phone Marketplace: Mango Or No Go
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Microsoft Windows Phone users must now be running the 7.5 update to shop at Redmond's online store.
Windows 8: New Tricks With Multiple Monitors
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Microsoft Windows 8 enhances support for multi-taskers, including display options that tap into Metro interface features.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Systems Coming In Late 2012
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Windows 8 tablets and PCs to arrive for holiday season; Microsoft will ditch the Aero glass look in favor of Metro interface and a minimalist design.
Nokia Burning Cash, But AT&T Has Hope
Commentary  |  5/18/2012  | 
Nokia's investors have long had reason to worry, and new analysis points to trouble ahead. Can Windows Phone turn things around?
Microsoft's Mobile Share Plunges 27% As Phone Sales Cool
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Worldwide mobile phone sales down 2%, but market leaders Samsung, Apple and Google continue to gain share.
Microsoft Trumps Google In L.A. Cloud Deal
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
250,000 students and faculty at Los Angeles community colleges will move to Microsoft Live@edu online communication and collaboration services after school system rejects Google Apps.
Facebook's 11 Biggest Technology Bets
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
When Facebook stock goes on sale later this week, investors will be banking on open source. What other key technology pieces will Facebook use to grow its business?
VMware's Vision For Next-Generation Applications
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
VMware seeks to help build the next wave of data center applications by expanding the capabilities of its vFabric Suite.
Windows 8 Lets Parents Track Kids' Internet Use
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
Microsoft's Windows 8 Family Safety tool generates reports that keep parents informed about their children's online activities.
Towers Watson To Acquire Extend Health
News  |  5/14/2012  | 
Benefits and talent management consulting firm plans to buy online health insurance exchange provider Extend Health for $435 million.
Software Engineer: 2012's Top Job
News  |  5/14/2012  | 
Hiring demand, high salaries, and some lesser-known perks make software engineering the most enviable profession, survey finds.
Windows 8 Tablet OS Draws Antitrust Attention
News  |  5/14/2012  | 
Rivals say new Microsoft operating system favors Internet Explorer over third-party browsers such as Firefox.
Mobile OS Madness Ahead In June
Commentary  |  5/11/2012  | 
When Apple, Google, and Microsoft all hold developer events in San Francisco in June, you'll get a peek at what's next for smartphones. Here's what might pop up.
Automate Your Way To One-Day Work Week
Commentary  |  5/11/2012  | 
One man's secret: Learn to program, stretch your ethics, and work for a clueless company.
Microsoft Bing Friends Facebook
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
In an effort to outdo Google's social search integration, Microsoft has tagged Facebook. Here's what the move means.
Mozilla, Google, Blast IE-Only ARM Tablets
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
Internet Explorer will be only Web browser to have access to core system functionality in Windows RT on ARM-based systems, rivals warn.
Google Seeks New Trial In Oracle Fight
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
Google says incomplete verdict returned on Monday violates its constitutional trial rights.
Zynga CTO: How To Win Hybrid Cloud Game
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
At Interop 2012, Zynga CTO Allan Leinwand explains how the social gaming company achieved its successful mix of private and public cloud operations and what you can learn from Zynga's experience.
Microsoft 'Smoked By Windows Phone': The Real Story
Commentary  |  5/8/2012  | 
Microsoft says its Smoked By Windows Phone challenge has been taken more than 50,000 times and has a win rate of 98%. Too bad Microsoft is ignoring the bottom line.
Google Copied Java, Jury Says; Fair Use Question Open
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
Judge Alsup rejects Oracle counsel David Boies' claim for "infringer's profits" from nine copied lines of Java code as "bordering on the ridiculous."
Oracle V. Google Jury Deadlocked?
News  |  5/4/2012  | 
If the jury cannot reach a verdict, the judge might weigh in on the question of whether APIs can be copyrighted.
Windows 8 OS: 8 New Must-Know Facts
News  |  5/4/2012  | 
Microsoft continues to roll out tidbits of information about Windows 8, which might arrive as soon as the fall. Here's a look at some of the newest details.
Nokia Lumia 900 Price Drops To $49
News  |  5/3/2012  | 
Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone sees heavy discounting as dealers look to jump start sales.
Microsoft Kills 'Confusing' Windows Live Brand
News  |  5/3/2012  | 
With the arrival of Windows 8, Microsoft will simplify its cloud services nomenclature.
Nokia Patent Lawsuits: Convenient Google Attack?
News  |  5/2/2012  | 
Finnish phone maker claims HTC Android devices violate Nokia mobile hardware and software patents, but gives HTC's Windows Phone lineup a pass.
Windows 7, Xbox May Be Banned In Germany
News  |  5/2/2012  | 
German court sides with Motorola in patent dispute with Microsoft, but judge tells Motorola not to ask for ban until related case in U.S. is resolved.
Oracle And The End Of Programming As We Know It
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
If Oracle prevails in its claim that APIs can be copyrighted, nearly every aspect of programming will be changed for the worse.
Barnes & Noble Deal Shows Microsoft's Patent Power
Commentary  |  5/1/2012  | 
Bookseller could have continued expensive court battle with Microsoft over Android-based Nook, or cut Redmond a sweetheart deal. It chose the latter.

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