News & Commentary
Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in June 2011
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Office 365: 6 Questions SMBs Should Ask
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Weighing Google Apps' lower price versus Microsoft's familiarity? Consider these key factors for deciding which cloud suite fits your business.
Firefox Upgrades Too Fast For Enterprises
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Mozilla mulls how to make its Firefox update strategy more business-friendly, but one exec tells enterprises to accelerate software deployments.
Office 365 To Get Skype Integration
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Microsoft will tie Lync Online with the VoIP platform to make it easier for users of either service to communicate with each other.
Office 365: 5 Factors That Swayed One Enterprise
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Hendrick Automotive chose Office 365 over Google Apps and other alternatives. The IT director explains why.
Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Evaluating Email Security
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
What have the cloud suite rivals done to address enterprise email security and related concerns such as compliance?
DotCloud: The Cloud's New Developer Hotshot?
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
What does the winner of Structure 2011's startup competition have that Google App Engine, Force.com, and Heroku don't?
Office 365: 7 Missing Features For Enterprises
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
With its new cloud-based suite, Microsoft is striking back at Google Apps. But consider these shortcomings in key areas.
Office 365: Microsoft Pitches Cloud, Eyes Profit
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
CEO Ballmer talks up advantages for small and midsize companies at Office 365's launch--not the cloud threat to Microsoft's lucrative on-premises enterprise software.
Cloud Revenue: The Question Vendors Keep Dodging
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Google play coy when breaking down their cloud computing revenues. That reticence is no longer acceptable.
Social Email Moves Connections To The Fore
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Harmon.ie plugin displays connected SharePoint users' profiles and activity streams, as well as documents, as a sidebar to email.
4 Reasons Google Apps Beats Office 365
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Google makes its case for Google Apps as Microsoft Office 365 arrives.
Moving To Office 365 From BPOS: 7 Tips
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
If you're preparing to upgrade to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, check out these seven tips for a smoother transition.
Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Top 10 Enterprise Concerns
Slideshows  |  6/27/2011  | 
Is Microsoft Office 365 ready to rumble with the ease of use and lower cost of archrival Google Apps? Consider this point-by-point comparison for enterprises.
Windows Phone Success Depends On Apps
Commentary  |  6/26/2011  | 
The platform has to compare well to Android and iOS on base features, but that alone won't cut it. Is Microsoft creating enough app momentum?
5 Cloud Migration Tips From IBM's CIO
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Big Blue isn't just pitching cloud technology, it's migrating its own apps to a shared, virtualized infrastructure. CIO Jeannette Horan shares her lessons learned to date.
Google Confirms FTC Antitrust Investigation
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
The next move will be lots of subpoenas for documents, experts say. Google says the focus of the FTC investigation remains a bit cloudy.
FTC Silent On Google Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Google's dominance of Internet search advertising is expected to be challenged by U.S. antitrust enforcers.
Revealed: Nokia's 'Sea Ray' Windows Phone
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
The Finnish phone maker's first Microsoft-based device appears to be a modified version of the N9.
Microsoft's New Cloud Chief Dismisses Sales Scare Talk
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Satya Nadella, in his first public appearance since taking over for Microsoft's Bob Muglia, said that the cloud age equals a sales opportunity for Microsoft, not a threat.
Drupal Gets Social Software Facelift
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Acquia's Commons 2.0 community management tool provides Facebook-style activity feeds with like and share buttons for the open source content management system.
Wyoming Completes Google Apps Migration
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Days prior to Microsoft's Office 365 launch, the first state government to drop its in-house software in favor of Google's cloud-computing offering announced that all 10,000 employees have made the move.
How To Plug SharePoint's Social Holes
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Microsoft SharePoint offers a solid foundation, but many enterprises need to customize it or add third-party tools such as NewsGator Social Sites to get the desired social collaboration capabilities.
Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Prepare For Battle
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
With the impending launch of Microsoft's cloud-based version of Office, Google is celebrating customer wins as it girds for war.
Inside Windows Phone Mango
Commentary  |  6/22/2011  | 
Microsoft sent out devices loaded with the next version of Windows Phone and the reviews are starting to appear. But the company needs to do more to ensure the launch is successful.
Skype Enterprise Expert Not Going (Back) To Microsoft
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
David Gurle, who led the development of Exchange IM while at Redmond, leaves with several other Skype execs after acquisition deal.
How To Clone Your Mac Hard Drive -- and WHY. (A BYTE Featured How To Gallery)
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
If you’re swapping out your hard drive for a new one, the best thing to do is clone the old one first - gallery of shots showing how to clone your Mac's hard drive with Carbon Copy Cloner.
LexisNexis Takes On Hadoop With Open Source HPCC
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
LexisNexis Risk Solutions' High Performance Computing Cluster will be offered as open source code pitting it against Hadoop and other emerging data handling systems.
ARM Edges Into Enterprise Servers
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Calxeda's Trailblazer Initiative has lined up 10 "big data" partners on an ecosystem to close ARM's gap with Intel in the enterprise server space.
Oracle Seeks Billions From Google Over Patents
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Oracle says in a lawsuit that Google's Android software violates its Java patents and it wants damages in the billions of dollars.
Feisty Ballmer Talks Cloud, Office 365, And Big Data
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
In this Q&A, Microsoft's CEO pushes back, but also provides new insights into the company's cloud computing business, its hardware strategy, and his customers' next big bet.
Microsoft Refreshes C++ For The Cloud, Tablets
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
As tablets and smartphones go dual-core, C++ AMP aims to help more than a "select priesthood" of programmers build apps that can tap into that power.
Making The Case For Running SharePoint In Parallel
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
JP Morgan Chase augments its existing SharePoint 2007 system with a separate SharePoint 2010 installation for community and social functionality.
HP V. Oracle: Itanium War Breaks Into Open Court
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
Suit challenges "strong-arm tactics" and claims Oracle is offering below-cost Sun hardware to run the latest Oracle software.
HP To Oracle: The Gloves Are Off
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
The two companies' feud over Itanium is coming to a head with an HP lawsuit. Customers can only watch in disgust.
Microsoft's Grand Unification Plan For PCs, Phones, Tablets
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
Redmond is looking to ditch its scattershot approach to new platforms and deliver an end-user experience that is, for better or worse, uniquely Microsoft across all devices.
Ballmer: Xbox Model Could Work For Tablets, Phones
News  |  6/14/2011  | 
Microsoft CEO says the software maker is eyeing tighter control over hardware platforms to deliver a better user experience beyond the PC.
BYTE Wireless Radio Digs Into Apple WWDC: Special Report
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Jobs says it will all just work, but iCloud and other announcements sound vague and, well, cloudy.
VMware Woos Java Developers With vFabric 5
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Jabbing at Micorsoft Azure, VMware offers more middleware flexibility to developers who produce applications for virtualized data centers or the cloud.
Microsoft Tries To Help Port Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/12/2011  | 
Microsoft is offering a tool and new documentation to help developers move existing Android apps to the WP7 mobile platform.
HP Threatens Legal Action Against Oracle On Itanium
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
Tension escalates between former partners as HP seeks to force Oracle to continue development for HP Integrity servers.
Jahia's Java-Based CMS Leaps Into Crowded Race
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
Analysts note that it's almost impossible for any new content management system to compete with the likes of Joomla, WordPress, and Drupal.
Android Will Rule Smartphone Marketshare For Years: IDC
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
Users are voting with their wallets for the unique look and feel of Android phones, IDC's latest forecast for the smartphone market concludes.
Microsoft Shutting Down Windows Mobile 6 Services
Commentary  |  6/9/2011  | 
An era ends as Microsoft says goodnight to the Windows Mobile 6 application Web store and backup service in order to focus on Windows Phone 7.
Xbox Gets Voice-Powered Bing Search
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
Users can find digital content simply by speaking the name of their favorite games, movies, or songs.
Apple iCloud Purchasing First Look
Slideshows  |  6/7/2011  | 
Apple's iCloud will give you the ability to see all apps you've purchased on any of your iOS devices and download them to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch without a wire in sight. Join BYTE executive editor Brian Burgess for a look at the service that will show you what to expect.
RIM Updates PlayBook Tablet OS: Quick Guide
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
Research In Motion added a number of new features and smoothed out a few hitches with a PlayBook system update that became available Tuesday.
Apple WWDC: Lion OS Roars In At Just $29
News  |  6/6/2011  | 
Apple takes a direct job at Microsoft with this pricing on the next version of Max OSX, available next month only through the Mac App store. And with full-screen apps, Apple also swings at Google's Chrome OS.
AT&T CEO Dishes On Windows Phone 7
News  |  6/6/2011  | 
The WP7 platform isn't selling as well as Microsoft or AT&T would like, according to Ralph de la Vega.
Apple WWDC Visual Tour: First Look At iCloud, Lion, iOS 5, And More
Slideshows  |  6/6/2011  | 
Fresh from Apple's WWDC event, see images and details on Apple's iCloud service, Lion OS, iOS 5 for iPhone and iPad and other goodies unveiled by Steve Jobs. InformationWeek.com's Fritz Nelson brings you the latest from the company known for design style as much as substance.
Microsoft Cracks Down On Bulk App Publishers
News  |  6/5/2011  | 
To ensure the Windows Mobile Marketplace is populated with a higher percentage of quality apps, the site will restrict the number of apps a developer can submit each day to 20.
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