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Why Hasn't Hyper-V Achieved World Domination Yet?
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Microsoft is falling down on its patented copy/embed/propaganda formula. Where's Bill Gates when you need him?
Apple-Samsung Case Hurts You, Me, The Economy
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Both companies deserve our wrath as their patent trial gets under way. Why? They're propagating an intellectual property war with immense collateral damage.
The Death Of 'Open'
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Apple controls everything from your hands to your head. Google and Microsoft are moving in that direction, too. Here's what the end of tech populism means for the mobile ecosystem.
Windows 8 Gets Touch-Compatible Mice, Keyboards
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Microsoft's new Sculpt and Wedge lines of peripherals will make it easier to navigate through Windows 8 touch menus, but the convenience comes at a price.
Apple Mountain Lion And iOS: Living In Sync
Commentary  |  7/27/2012  | 
Now that Mountain Lion offers iMessage and iOS-like notifications, is keeping everything in sync really all it's cracked up to be?
Microsoft Investigates Azure Outage In Europe
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Azure compute service disappears for 2.5 hours in West Europe region; cloud experts downplay possible Olympics connection.
Meteor Streaks Through Social Software Sky
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
JavaScript framework for speeding development of fast, collaborative applications gains admirers, as the company behind it gains funding.
Apple Earnings: All About iPad
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Apple's latest quarterly earnings revealed tremendous iPad sales, solid Mac sales, and good iPhone sales, but fell short of analyst expectations.
Dell's Software Shift: 4 Big Questions
Commentary  |  7/24/2012  | 
As Dell embarks on an ambitious software journey, it must map out a plan to overcome early obstacles. Here are some key issues Dell must address.
Microsoft Tops H-1B Visa Employer List
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Software and tech services companies dominate the 25 biggest corporate users of the labor-import program.
iPhone Sales Dominate AT&T's Wireless Business
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
AT&T's second-quarter earnings show strong growth in its wireless business, with 5.1 million smartphones activated between April and June.
Windows 8: No 99 Cent Apps For You
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
Cheapest Windows 8 apps will be 50% more expensive than least costly Apple apps, Microsoft reveals.
Microsoft's Fourth Quarter Shines, Despite Loss
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
Strong performance across key product lines shouldn't be overshadowed by one-off accounting moves.
Microsoft A Victim Of Its Own Success
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
For all its cash and market advantages, Microsoft is a company in decline.
Windows 8 File History Lacks Enterprise Focus
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Microsoft's new file protection utility is aimed at consumers, but that doesn't mean IT can't benefit.
Microsoft Cracks The Code On Social Software (Finally)
Commentary  |  7/19/2012  | 
What makes software social? A fluid experience, as much as a news feed.
Windows 8 Launch Date Revealed
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Microsoft announces a definitive date for the arrival of tablets and PCs running its new, touch-friendly OS.
Windows 8 In Enterprises: Seeking Killer Apps
Commentary  |  7/18/2012  | 
Microsoft must come up with killer apps that take advantage of the potential of Window 8, Dynamics, Azure, and the rest of its stack.
Office 2013 Won't Run On Windows XP, Vista
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Microsoft's upcoming Office productivity suite is limited to systems running Windows 7, Windows 8, or latest versions of Windows Server.
Microsoft Office 2013: 10 Best Features
Slideshows  |  7/17/2012  | 
Go inside Office 2013, Microsoft's ambitious suite for both desktop and mobile devices.
Microsoft May See $7.4B Antitrust Fine
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
Software maker admits it failed to comply with 2009 European agreement under which it pledged to make alternatives to Internet Explorer easily available in all versions of Windows.
Office 2013: Is Microsoft Out Of Touch?
Commentary  |  7/17/2012  | 
Newest version of Microsoft's venerable productivity suite is all about touch and cloud, but if users don't see the point they may touch and go--to Google.
Microsoft Office 2013 Built For Social Sharing
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
Social and cloud collaboration star in both the new consumer version of Office 365, enabled by SkyDrive and Skype, and the business versions built around SharePoint and Lync.
Amazon Mum As Kindle Phone Rumors Swirl
News  |  7/13/2012  | 
Microsoft developers defect to cross-town rival, prompting speculation that Amazon is building its own smartphone.
Microsoft Job Cuts Point To Digital Ad Shift
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
Layoffs, coupled with $6.2 billion charge, may indicate that Redmond is backing away from digital ad business.
Windows 8 Waiters Feed PC Market Slump
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
HP retains top spot in a market that's also struggling to keep up with new form factors like Apple's iPad.
RIM CEO Lobs Grenade At Nokia
Commentary  |  7/12/2012  | 
Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins insists RIM has larger and more active installed base of smartphone users than Nokia. He doesn't think much of Android, either.
Samsung Plans Windows 8 RT Tablet
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
South Korean electronics reportedly will ship ARM-based device in October, when Windows 8 hits stores.
Microsoft: We'll Sell 'A Few Million' Surface Tablets
News  |  7/10/2012  | 
Microsoft CEO Ballmer says Surface sales will only represent a small portion of the 375 million Windows tablets and PCs expected to be sold in the next 12 months.
Windows 8: How To Test For SMBs
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
Take Microsoft's newest OS out for an easy test drive. Here's how, and what to consider when crafting your SMB's Windows strategy.
Google Collide Dims Hope For Brightly IDE
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
Google won't say whether Brightly is dead, but the release of an open-source Web IDE called Collide suggests the company is no longer planning to enter the collaborative coding market.
Microsoft's New Ticket To Huge Touch Screens
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
Acquisition of CIA-backed Perceptive Pixel paves way for development of large touch screens, based on same technology CNN used in its Magic Wall.
Windows 8 PCs, Tablets Arrive In October
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
Microsoft makes it official after months of speculation--computers running its new OS will be in stores in time for the holiday shopping season.
Windows 8 Upgrade FAQ: How To Go Metro
News  |  7/5/2012  | 
Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to get PC users onto its new OS; here's what you need to know.
Microsoft Ad Business In Doubt After $6.2 Billion Write-Off
Commentary  |  7/3/2012  | 
Admission that its multi-billion aQuantive purchase has flopped prompts speculation Microsoft may exit digital ad market.
Google Redefines Browser As Platform
News  |  7/3/2012  | 
The company's vision of the browser as a universal platform has driven remarkable technology innovation and has pushed Chrome into first place in the new browser wars.
Microsoft Reveals Windows 8 Upgrade Price
News  |  7/3/2012  | 
Aggressive promotion lets XP, Vista, and Windows 7 users make a low-cost jump to Windows 8 Professional.
Why Dell Bought Quest Software
Commentary  |  7/2/2012  | 
Dell acquired Quest Software because no hardware vendor is surviving on the sales of hardware alone--the demand is for integrated systems.
HP To Skip Windows 8 ARM Tablets
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
World's biggest PC maker says it will stick with Intel architecture, which offers full compatibility with legacy apps like Microsoft Office.
Nokia Needs A Good Contingency Plan
Commentary  |  7/2/2012  | 
Nokia chairman suggests the struggling smartphone maker has a contingency plan in the works should its Windows Phone business fail.
Google Compute Engine Leverages Third Party Support
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
RightScale, MapR, and Puppet Labs bring key features, a larger ecosystem to Google's new infrastructure-as-a-service.

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