Profile of Michael EndlerAssociate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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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
posted in May 2013
Tablets are cannibalizing PC sales -- but while iOS and Android feast, consumers have left Windows RT to starve. Can Windows 8.1 save Microsoft's lightweight OS?
Worldwide server revenue drops 7.7% in Q1, says IDC. Dell, on the strength of its data center products, was the market's best performer.
Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 will include boot-to-desktop options and a restored Start button. But other interface criticisms remain unanswered.
Almost in spite of itself, Windows 8 could finally be poised for takeoff. But first, Microsoft will need to appease unhappy and confused users.
PCs are in even worse shape than expected, says IDC, but that's not necessarily bad news for Windows 8.
Windows 8 has been a particularly big flop on the desktop. Can a mouse designed to make the OS friendlier help?
Wide variety of new hardware means HP is either adapting to consumer preferences -- or struggling to decide what will resonate.
Dell's new converged infrastructure and thin client products expand the company's enterprise portfolio -- but can they distract from buyout drama and tanking PC revenues?
Windows 8's look and feel is still a flop with consumers, especially with those who don't use tablets, two studies say.
Microsoft users expect Windows 8.1 to lessen the learning curve for the new OS. But it may not be as bad as you fear, two education customers report.
Dell has struggled to adapt as PCs have lost ground to tablets. Is Ophelia, a pocket-sized computing device coming this summer, a step in the right direction?
Thanks to new apps and smaller, cheap devices, Windows 8 is primed for a rebound -- if Windows 8.1 delivers.
Dell's enterprise business showed growth this quarter, but not enough to overcome a steep decline in PC margins.
Windows 8 will do better with consumers than IT departments, says Forrester report.
Michael Dell and his plan to take the company private may benefit if quarterly earnings miss Wall Street's expectations.
Microsoft confirms that Windows 8.1, formerly known as Windows Blue, will be free for current Windows 8 and Windows RT users. But will it be enough to revitalize sales?
Office 365 could soon be a $1 billion annual business, but Microsoft is still playing proactive defense against Google Apps.
Windows 8's gloomy narrative could be rewritten when Windows Blue arrives later this year. The first step is to give it away for free.
Location-based apps might be the wave of the future, but Cisco and MGM Resorts advise deployment must be preceded by careful planning.
Microsoft has reportedly made a $1 billion offer to buy Nook, Barnes & Noble's e-reader business. What could it gain from the deal?
Cisco's network architecture can make Internet data feeds work for virtually any business, from hospitals to sports, says VP Robert Soderbery in keynote featuring NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving.
Microsoft says 100 million Windows 8 licenses have shipped to OEMs. There's a big difference between shipping licenses and gaining or even retaining customers.
Patent troll or David fighting Goliath? CopyTele CEO Robert Berman, whose company filed two claims last week against Microsoft's Skype service, says his case is nuanced.
PCs aren't dead, but laptops and desktops have seen their best days.
Acer's new Win8 hybrids exhibit design flair -- but with next-gen devices expected soon, will customers care?
Will one of the startups at the 2013 Interop Las Vegas conference launch the next big thing in enterprise IT? Take a look at some contenders.
Intel announces new CEO, along with more details about its upcoming Haswell chips. But Intel's smartphone and tablet rivals continue to gain power.
Maine chooses a Windows-based laptop from HP as the preferred computer for middle school children, replacing Apple computers.
Windows 8 is making only marginal progress and Windows RT continues to flop. That adds to the pressure on Windows Blue.