News & Commentary
Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in June 2013
CERN's Hadron Collider Research Fueled By OpenStack
News  |  6/30/2013  | 
CERN works with Rackspace to upgrade cloud infrastructure to OpenStack Grizzly in time for reactivation of its Hadron Collider, being used to pursue Higgs Boson particle.
Windows 8.1: 8 Essential Facts
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
The Windows 8.1 preview has landed. Is it enough to jumpstart adoption? Consider these eight facts.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Steve Jobs
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Apple co-founder, more artist than engineer, blew up the status quo in multiple industries.
Microsoft Moves To Weekly Software Updates
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Microsoft aims to match competitors with weekly updates to Office, Outlook and other Windows 8 apps beginning later this year.
Microsoft Touts Azure To iOS, Android Developers
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Microsoft hopes to sell developers on its vision for Azure -- and use the popularity of mobile platforms, including iOS and Android, to become a cloud powerhouse.
Microsoft Understands Its Windows 8 Mistakes, Finally
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
At Build conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer acknowledges that aspects of Windows 8 have bugged users -- and promises to address the issues.
Microsoft Build: From Windows 8.1 To Xbox
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Windows 8.1 got its moment in the spotlight during Monday's Build keynote, but the real star was Microsoft's expanding ecosystem.
Nokia Brings Augmented Reality To Job Search
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Nokia's JobLens app for the Lumia smartphone helps job seekers "see" the open jobs available around them.
Mobile Ads Drain Battery Power
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Ads consume 23% of the energy used by ad-supported Windows Phone apps, says study.
Microsoft Build: 3 Windows 8 Questions To Answer
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Microsoft has a chance to regain control of the Windows 8 narrative at Build conference. But can the company execute where it has stumbled before?
Oracle Goes All In On Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Oracle middleware and database to be certified on Windows Server Hyper-V and Azure. Microsoft gains Oracle stack and Java on Azure.
Google Enhances Cloud Platform To Ease Lock-In Concerns
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
App Engine apps gain another alternative to Google infrastructure while developers gain a Cloud Playground for code experiments.
Microsoft Reorg Rumors Heat Up
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
With Windows 8.1 just a few days away, rumors of an impending company shakeup have gained momentum.
Microsoft Build: 7 Things To Expect
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
From Windows 8.1 developments to a possible Surface Mini, next week's Microsoft Build conference promises fireworks.
Oracle Makes Big Promises After Weak Earnings
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Oracle's fourth-quarter financial results showed little growth, but CEO Larry Ellison talks up cloud gains and plans to beat SAP Hana with an in-memory database upgrade.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Bill Gates
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Bill Gates has gone from the most hated man in the industry to an incomparable technologist, businessman and philanthropist.
Microsoft Office Web Apps: Will Upgrade Lure Users?
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Microsoft has added real-time co-authoring, offline capabilities and other enhancements. But many mobile users have already adopted alternatives.
Microsoft Doesn't Buy Nokia: Good News
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Acquisition talks between Microsoft and Nokia recently broke down with no plans to revive them. We should all breathe a sigh of relief.
Microsoft Drops Xbox One Internet Requirement
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Angry customers give Microsoft an earful and get some satisfaction for it.
Why Schools Could Save Windows RT
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Microsoft released the Surface RT to much fanfare last fall, but so far, customers have stayed away. Could heavy discounts for schools be the key Windows RT's path to redemption?
Best Buy Windows Stores: 4 Benefits
Commentary  |  6/19/2013  | 
Here's how Windows users could reap benefits from Redmond's retail strategy to put Windows Stores inside Best Buy locations.
MySQL Cluster Adds NoSQL Option
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
MySQL Cluster 7.3 brings a JavaScript connector, foreign-key support and a wizard-driven auto installer to a highly scalable database.
Android 5.0: What To Expect
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Next version of Google's smartphone and tablet OS debuts this fall, along with new Nexus-branded smartphones.
Why Microsoft Won't Release Office For The iPad
Commentary  |  6/14/2013  | 
Microsoft finally brought Office to iOS. Make no mistake: Its goal is to sell Office 365, not help Apple users. As long as Windows 8 struggles, don't expect to see Office on iPad.
Microsoft Launching 600 Windows Stores Inside Best Buy
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
Hoping to create "a great customer experience" for Windows 8 devices, Microsoft will take over the PC departments in hundreds of Best Buy stores.
Windows 8.1: 10 Surprise Benefits
Slideshows  |  6/13/2013  | 
Windows 8.1 does a lot more than bring back the Start button. These 10 features may give it a much-needed popularity boost with enterprise users.
Apple iOS 7's Dramatic Design: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/12/2013  | 
With iOS 7, Apple wants to shore up doubts about its ability to innovate in design. Take a closer look.
Apple iOS7: What's Missing
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
Apple introduced a complete rethink of its smartphone and tablet OS Monday. Though iOS 7 has 200 new features, it doesn't reshape the OS game.
Why Campus Networks Need Software Defined Networking
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
SDN originated from university research, spread through Internet2, and should eventually make life easier for small college network managers.
Apple WWDC 2013: Live Coverage
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
As Apple WWDC 2013 kicks off, InformationWeek's Tom Claburn updates the key news from the event. Join us as the keynote begins at 1 p.m. EST.
Windows 8: Microsoft Makes 6 Big Bets
News  |  6/7/2013  | 
Microsoft revealed more about Windows 8.1 at the Computex and TechEd conferences, clarifying its OS and device strategy. Here's what's next for users.
EdX Goes Open Source To Woo MOOC Developers
News  |  6/5/2013  | 
Will edX's decision to release its full source code attract more contributors to the Harvard/MIT-backed massive open online course platform?
Microsoft To Bundle Office In Windows 8.1 Tablets
News  |  6/5/2013  | 
Playing one of its biggest trump cards, Microsoft says Win8.1 tablets will include Office, and Windows RT will get Outlook. Will these changes bolster Win8's BYOD progress?
Microsoft Courts Businesses With Windows 8.1 Reveal
News  |  6/5/2013  | 
New report suggests Win8 is a no-show in the enterprise. Can Windows 8.1's business-centric features, revealed this week at TechEd, reverse the trend?
White House Declares War On Patent Trolls
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
Obama administration issues executive orders and proposes legislative changes designed to protect companies from abusive patent claims.
Windows 8 Adoption Hits New Low
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
After stabilizing over the last few months, Windows 8 adoption fell off a cliff in May. Can Windows 8.1 turn things around this summer?
Apple WWDC 2013: 8 Things To Expect
Slideshows  |  6/3/2013  | 
Will Apple unveil a new music service or iOS 7? Just don't expect a new iPhone or iPad to debut.
Microsoft Debuts Next-Gen Server Software
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
Microsoft announces in-memory-enhanced Microsoft SQL Server 2014, supports hybrid cloud with Windows Server and System Center upgrades.
Ultrabooks Game Just Changed
Commentary  |  6/3/2013  | 
Debuting at Computex this week, ultrabooks with instant-on capability and all-day battery life will be more competitive with smartphones and tablets.

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