Profile of Michael EndlerAssociate Editor, InformationWeek.com
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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Michael Endler joined InformationWeek as an associate editor in 2012. He previously worked in talent representation in the entertainment industry, as a freelance copywriter and photojournalist, and as a teacher. Michael earned a BA in English from Stanford University in 2005 and, pending the completion of a long-gestating thesis, will hold an MA in Cinema Studies from San Francisco State.
Articles by Michael Endler
Want to test drive the Windows 10 Technical Preview without screwing up your computer? Windows 8.1's built-in virtualization technology makes it easy.
Apple's iPad sales slowed down in 2014, but the company can open new avenues for growth in 2015, especially among enterprise customers.
Microsoft had a strong 2014. To continue its momentum, the company has some work to do next year.
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Microsoft on January 21 plans to disclose more details on the OS's touch-focused, consumer-oriented side.
Cisco says insights can't wait for data to travel from Internet of Things devices to the data center. Its solution: Analysis at the network's edge.
Microsoft needs new ways to generate revenue, and a subscription-based Windows 10 version is a likely approach. But consumers may get a basic version for free.
Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
Microsoft is done releasing Windows 10 previews until at least January, but details about the new operating system continue to leak.
Billed as the thinnest and lightest notebook for business, HP's new EliteBook Folio 1020 is slimmer than Apple's MacBook Air.
After struggling for months to gain users, Windows 8 and 8.1 finally have eclipsed Windows XP in market share.
From 8-inch Windows 8.1 slates to iPads to phablets, tablet shoppers have more options than ever this holiday season. Follow these tips to avoid a mistake.
Gadget shoppers can choose from an array of sub-$200 Windows 8.1 tablets and laptops -- offering more power than you'd guess.
Apple and Microsoft are the world's two most valuable companies, though neither is currently close to Microsoft's peak value from the dot-com era.
Microsoft now offers free iOS and Android versions of its popular Office apps. Are they a good fit for your mobile productivity tools?
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build includes more user-inspired tweaks, more desktop refinement -- and more bugs. Is Microsoft reassuring its desktop user base?
Now that Microsoft's .NET is open sourced and set to expand to Linux and OS X, can it challenge Oracle's Java?
Yes, Clutter. This new tool for Microsoft Office 365 users aims to learn which messages are most important to you, and restore order.
From depth-sensing cameras to light-but-rugged designs, Dell sees a future for tablets in the enterprise.
We've gotten peeks at many of the upcoming Windows 10 features for users, such as the Start menu and virtual desktops. But what's coming for enterprises?
Dell CEO Michael Dell says that while competitors such as HP and IBM have devolved into chaos, Dell's newest storage, server, and networking products will help it keep an edge.
At Dell World conference, company announces offering to help customers manage clouds from partners such as Amazon, Google, and Joyent.
Windows 8.1 achieves big market-share gains in October, just as Windows XP starts to plummet. But is Win 8.1's momentum sustainable?
Microsoft hasn't updated Office for Macs in four years -- but on Friday, the company finally revealed plans for a new version.
Starting November 1, Microsoft will no longer sell consumer Windows 7 licenses to OEMs. What does this mean for your PC upgrade options?
Microsoft has packed its wearable Band with advanced sensors, cloud-powered health insights, and an affordable price. Is Microsoft ahead of the curve in this new mobile market?
Leaks suggest that after a four-year wait, a new version of Microsoft Office for Macs is on its way. Until then, OneNote updates will have to do.
Microsoft announced a wide variety of Azure and Office 365 advances, new details about Windows 10.
Microsoft ups the ante in the cloud storage wars, offering unlimited OneDrive storage along with Office apps for as little as $6.99 per month.
Less than a month into its Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has implemented more than 7,000 improvements and dealt with a few bugs. What's the focus now?
Microsoft is finally ready to sell smartphones under its own brand -- but where are the flagship models?
Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
Google's Inbox pushes its next-gen email concept at consumers. Microsoft's Delve is doing the same thing with business customers. Will it cause IT headaches when the services butt heads?
Apple's record-breaking Mac sales last quarter were a surprise -- but 2015 could be even bigger.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella clarified the company's cloud strategy, argued competitors such as Amazon and Google can't match Microsoft's hybrid-oriented approach and enterprise expertise.
Apple's iPad Air 2 looks like a slimmed-down version of its predecessor, but it packs many under-the-hood enhancements.
Comparisons between Apple's iPad Air 2 and Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 are both inevitable and misguided.
Tablets are losing some of their luster, but Apple is still selling more devices than Microsoft.
Apple is expected to reveal new iPads this week, including its long-rumored "iPad Pro." What else will Apple show off?
Microsoft reps have been tight-lipped about the future of Windows on ARM devices but the company has many reasons to remain invested in non-Intel architectures.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella draws quick criticism for his response to a question about pay gaps between male and female employees.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the Surface line is here to stay. But are changes coming to the company's device strategy?
Microsoft says email attachments are a hassle -- so its Outlook Web App now lets users send links instead to files stored in OneDrive for Business, where they are available for simultaneous access.
CEO Satya Nadella says both Windows 10 and Azure will play a role in the Internet of Things. Microsoft will detail its latest cloud strategy at an Oct. 20 event in San Francisco.
Microsoft employs more women and minorities than ever, but other large tech companies still have more women in senior positions.
Microsoft's Windows 10 preview shows users some of the things they can expect from the new OS, but it also raises several questions.
Microsoft is being more open and transparent with customers with Windows 10. Take a look at some of the most appealing features in the upcoming OS.
Microsoft says Sway, its new Office app, will help you build beautiful, interactive presentations even if you don't have any design skills.
Everybody expects Microsoft to preview a new version of Windows this week, and a company website that was accidentally made public over the weekend supports that idea.
Microsoft has much to prove when it shows off the next version of Windows at an event this Tuesday. Here's what to expect.
BlackBerry's Passport sales show there's still a place for smartphones with keyboards, but they also show the company's modest ambitions.
Microsoft tries to woo students with free Office 365 accounts as Apple and Google continue to make gains in the classroom.
Is BlackBerry's Passport smartphone a triumph for keyboard loyalists? Or BlackBerry's last hurrah in hardware?
Apple continues a week of miscues with an iOS 8 update that killed cellular service for some users.
Microsoft increases free OneDrive cloud storage to 30 GB -- but only if you act before the end of the month.
Choosing the right UC system can be confusing and expensive. KelCor analyst and Interop speaker Brent Kelly offers five tips to help you save money and stay in control.
Codenamed "Office 16," the next version will reportedly include the "Tell Me" tool to save users time digging through menus.
Smartwatches have a bright future, thanks in part to excitement about Apple Watch -- but mostly due to upcoming low-cost Android Wear devices, says Gartner study.
Many reviewers consider Apple's new iPhones to be essential upgrades. Now the company needs new iPads that inspire the same excitement.
Microsoft releases OneNote for Android Wear, gets OneNote ready for iOS 8, and introduces a major Office Lens update for Windows Phone.
Microsoft will likely announce a preview of Windows Threshold on September 30. Here's what to expect.
Microsoft acquisition of game developer Mojang is turning heads. Here's some context.
Videos offer a peek at Microsoft's Windows Threshold in action, including Start menu features that could appease keyboard-and-mouse fans who hate Windows 8.
Latest Threshold leak seems to confirm Microsoft is returning its operating system to a Windows 7 vibe, with second-fiddle status for Modern apps.
At IDF, Intel execs discuss how an Intel-powered Internet of Things could lead to personalized cancer treatments.
Intel execs at IDF promoted ultra-thin tablets, showed off depth-sensing cameras -- and repeated the mantra that PCs aren't dead yet.
Microsoft claims Delve, a new Office 365 product, will know which content is important to you before you do.
Windows Phone fans finally have flagship variety with HTC's One (M8). But it probably won't tempt Android or iOS users to Windows Phone 8.1.
Intel finally takes the covers off its next-gen "Broadwell" chips. Will they spur the long-awaited PC market bounce-back?
Dell refreshes its business laptop line, trying to cater to the widening spectrum of user needs. Devices are among the first using Intel's next-gen "Broadwell" processors.
Microsoft has spent a fortune on product placement, often with hilarious results.
Asus, Acer, and Toshiba announce some of the most affordable Windows devices ever at the IFA trade show in Berlin, with prices as low as $120. Is the user experience up to snuff?
From a PowerBook that defeats alien spaceships to cyber terrorists who take over the US with a few keystrokes, Hollywood makes ridiculous tech gaffes. Which is the worst?
With Windows 8 adoption still limping along and a quickly removed blog reference to "Windows 9," is Microsoft about to launch its next operating system?
Hillary Clinton explained how she sees technology fitting into the recovering US economy, at Nexenta OpenSDx conference. Here are nine things we learned.
As the cloud storage wars rage on, Microsoft looks to make OneDrive and OneDrive for Business more cohesive, starting on Android.
HP tries to grow its lead in server market with ProLiant Gen9 servers that offer more computing power and lower costs.
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
As Windows Phone loses market share, Microsoft exec says HTC One (M8) and other new flagship devices could bolster demand.
Opera Software's Opera Mini browser will replace Nokia's Xpress on Nokia feature phones, but Microsoft's long-term plan for old Nokia products is unclear.
Microsoft again updates OneNote, moves towards goal of popularizing the app across all platforms.
Former Microsoft CEO -- and newly minted LA Clippers owner -- Steve Ballmer steps down from the board but will remain Microsoft's largest individual shareholder.
Leaked specs show what a budget-friendly Windows device might offer. Is it enough to stem surging Chromebook sales?
Microsoft will reportedly release its next version of Windows as a public preview by this fall. Here's what we know about the next version of Windows.
Internet Explorer hasn't been able to shake its reputation as a buggy browser because users refuse to upgrade to cleaner versions -- despite their complaints. Microsoft says rebranding is on the table.
Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
In response to customer concerns, Microsoft won't start blocking ActiveX controls in IE until September.
Dell bolsters its workstation comeback with new tower and rack systems that are among the first to feature fast DDR4 RAM.
Microsoft will fix two critical bugs on Patch Tuesday -- but not for Windows 8.1 users who haven't installed the Windows 8.1 Update.
Microsoft will drop support for older versions of Internet Explorer, but getting people to upgrade could be easier said than done.
Apple's Siri might soon appear on Macs if a new patent application is any indication.
Microsoft wants to open a store on NYC's Fifth Avenue, says report -- just weeks after CEO Satya Nadella said retail stores are a "supporting" part of his strategy.
The next version of Windows could add virtual desktops and kill Windows 8's controversial Charms Bar.
Microsoft will release a constant stream of Windows 8.1 updates, not a major "Update 2." No word on the Start menu.
BlackBerry is finally ready to resume growth, says CEO Chen -- but first the company must overcome its crumbling device business.
With discounts of at least $150 available across the Surface Pro 3 line, Microsoft hopes its newest tablet can become a hit among students and teachers.
Microsoft claims Samsung is trying to renege on its obligation to pay patent licensing fees. Could the billions Microsoft earns from Android-related patents be at stake?
A ruling that Microsoft must turn over emails in a foreign data center could cost US businesses billions and make a mess of international law, experts say.
Office for iPad includes better pivot table support and expanded presentation tools, but can it maintain momentum against free competitors?