Profile of Paul McDougallEditor At Large, InformationWeek
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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in October 2012
As Microsoft and its hardware partners produce Windows 8 devices in droves, here's a look at some of the more noteworthy launches.
Microsoft's new OS offers the option of using a mouse and keyboard. But for most applications, it will have you touching, tapping and swiping.
Microsoft has long been king of the desktop, but Windows 8 has enterprise IT leaders experimenting with new, mobile business tools.
Windows 8 will make Microsoft and partners serious players in the mobile market, CEO says at launch event.
Erwin Visser, Microsoft's senior director for Windows Commercial, says enterprises can expect immediate benefits from Windows 8 in key areas like mobility, security, and virtualization.
Critics say the Windows 8 look and feel will confound consumers and enterprise PC users. I say it's the critics who are being dummies.
College and university students can access Microsoft's cloud apps for bargain basement price.
Many Windows 7 tablet buyers who assumed they could later upgrade to Windows 8 may be disappointed.
Windows 8 RT tablets won't be available for up to two weeks or more, according to Microsoft's online store.
As Microsoft launches its highly-anticipated new OS this week, experts say IT pros should focus on Windows 7 upgrades--and watch for Windows 8 tablets to walk through the enterprise front door.
Microsoft reports that pre-sales of its newest operating system were 40% higher than Windows 7's early orders.
Windows 8 can't come soon enough for Microsoft and its partners, as consumers hold off computer purchases.
Big Blue sees revenue decline in key areas as sales fail to meet analysts' expectations.
Microsoft's self-branded Windows 8 tablet comes in at a price that makes it competitive with offerings from rivals--and partners.
Microsoft's new operating system looks how a modern OS should--big, bold, and centered around apps. Suddenly, it's Apple's turn to catch up.
Xbox Music offers a mix of free and paid options, as Microsoft looks to move beyond failure of Zune brand.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner makes comments viewed in India as a sign that that the U.S. may eventually increase the number of visas available to tech professionals.
Major online retailer posts pricing and shipping dates for Microsoft's new, radically redesigned operating system.
Aspire M5-481PT Windows 8 tablet lets you tap and swipe your way through documents using up to ten touchpoints.
Battery life, video playback, and app performance improve in new update, the first to arrive through Microsoft's streamlined patch process.
Business customers can opt for secure connection to IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise+ cloud services via AT&T VPN network.
Iconia W510 priced right, could give Apple's new iPad run for its money in key areas like performance and mobility.
Microsoft exec also predicts that new Windows 8 OS will be found on 400 million devices by next summer.
Popular online retailer offers Gateway and Acer systems running Microsoft's new OS, but buyers may be better off waiting for official launch.
Microsoft makes more than 50 enhancements in key areas like search, e-mail, news, and photos as it readies the new OS for public debut.
Microsoft plans to formally launch the next version of its mobile OS on Oct. 29. It could be the company's last chance to make a dent in the smartphone market.
Microsoft, Barnes & Nobile finalize Nook Media partnership; agreement keeps door open for Microsoft self-branded hardware that would compete with Nook line.
At Interop, former Wall Street tech chief Ben Fried advises IT leaders to stop being 'suckers' and move to cloud applications.