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 August 2013
Desktop and laptop shipments are even worse than expected, according to IDC, and they haven't yet hit rock bottom. Still, don't count PCs out.
Tablets have eaten into the PC market, but will soon face their own competition from smartwatches and phablets, IDC predicts.
Both Nokia and Microsoft prep new Windows RT tablets with formidable features -- and in Nokia's case, formidable prices.
Microsoft puts Windows 8.1 in PC and tablet makers' hands. But according to Forrester analyst, there might not be many customers waiting.
With its durable but svelte Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks, Dell hopes to energize its enterprise PC sales while promoting its new software and services capabilities.
Clearly, Ballmer had to go. But will Microsoft's "device and services" plan seem any more viable once a new CEO takes over?
In unexpected move, Microsoft said CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months. Bill Gates is on committee to find replacement.
Microsoft intros ad-free Bing for the classroom and a rewards program that offers free Surface RT tablets to schools.
Apple's forthcoming iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iOS 7 could help the company win back some of the market share it has lost to Android devices.
Microsoft's Windows 8 might be struggling, but Office 365 is a cloud juggernaut. Its latest customer: New York State, which will move 120,000 employees to the popular cloud office suite by the end of the year.
Forrester study finds that 62% of tablet users want keyboards, but that alone won't drive sales of Windows 8 for Microsoft.
Dell posted an undeniably lousy quarter -- but the company's poor performance could actually bolster CEO Michael Dell's buyout plans.
Even if Nokia does jump in soon with a device, Microsoft will struggle to carry the RT banner.
Microsoft has expanded its Surface line to channel partners in 17 new markets. With Windows 8.1 coming and Windows XP going, Microsoft hopes the push will turn things around for its struggling tablets.
New Windows Azure features, including additional push
notification capabilities and support for SQL Server AlwaysOn, show
Microsoft's ambition to rule the enterprise cloud.
Microsoft looks to have given itself just eight weeks to polish its delivery before heading into two substantial tests: holiday consumer sales and 2014's anticipated enterprise upgrade cycle.
Microsoft is having trouble selling the Surface tablets it
already makes. But here's why adding a third would be a smart move.
Nvidia is working with Microsoft on an upgraded Surface tablet. With earlier reports indicating Qualcomm is also involved, Microsoft could be prepping an entire family of Win RT models.
3-D printing might not be mainstream, but Microsoft wants in on the ground floor. It's demonstrating Windows 8.1's 3-D printing at 18 retail locations in the U.S.
Android leads, iOS is slipping and Windows Phone 8 is inching forward. But until new products arrive this fall, it's premature to call winners and losers.
Want to let employees choose their own computers even though your business relies on Windows XP? A VDI deployment could help.
Virtualization technology has allowed some companies to put off investing in Windows 8 tablets.
The tablet market slowed in Q2 with no new iPads to drive sales, says IDC. But overall outlook is positive for many players, including Windows 8.
Microsoft tries to boost Surface Pro tablet sales by cutting prices $100 during important back-to-school shopping period.
Microsoft Surface tablet sales flopped. Here's what the next-generation devices must have for a comeback.
Dell CEO and partners raise their bid to take the company private. In exchange, they've secured a change in the voting rules and increased their likelihood of sealing the deal.
Microsoft continues to face two dilemmas: Too many people are clinging to Windows XP, and too few are buying Windows 8, says research firm Net Applications.