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Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in February 2012
Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview, now available for download, gives valuable information to enterprise IT pros preparing for the final version.
Windows 8 beta software gives public first chance to check out OS that will be crucial to Microsoft's efforts to become relevant in the tablet market.
Microsoft plans to make its new OS available to the public on Feb. 29 with the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Here's what to watch.
IBM cut employees in its outsourcing and server manufacturing units, among others.
Layoffs include senior project managers in Big Blue’s IT outsourcing unit.
Microsoft’s VoIP app is optimized for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango smarpthones, including Nokia’s Lumia line and Samsung Focus devices.
From SkyDrive integration to picture passwords and Office apps, significant changes to Microsoft's new OS make it barely recognizable compared to predecessors.
Microsoft's OS and server OS at the core of its mobile and cloud-era architecture approach a big milestone, along with Visual Studio 11.
Austin Energy's deal with IBM for a new billing system has gone painfully awry, internal emails reveal, resulting in lost revenue for the utility and outraged customers.
Finnish phone maker may reveal new, low-cost devices in CEO
Stephen Elop's World Mobile Congress keynote.
Microsoft wants Motorola required to make key patents available on reasonable terms once Google completes $12.5 billion acquisition.
Utility says billing system installed and maintained by IBM is overcharging some customers, while other residents aren't getting any bills at all.
Microsoft puts itself on a collision course with Apple as SkyDrive and iCloud storage services get deeper integration into the desktop, via Windows 8 and OS X Mountain Lion.
Search giant deployed code that allowed it to track the Web surfing habits of Internet users.
The man behind IBM's hardware strategy talks about future of the mainframe, the Power7 roadmap, the Itanium flap, and more.
Web curation portal captures trending feeds from social media sources like Facebook and Twitter, as well as Bing search.
Semiconductor engineer whose wife forwarded resume to the President via Google+ says he can't accept out-of-state offers.
Mozilla Intends to develop a version of its Web browser for the Metro interface, but will need some cooperation from Microsoft.
State Supreme Court rejects Big Blue's claim that Mitch Daniels' testimony is essential because he was personally involved in failed outsourcing deal.
Microsoft wants to create a closed Metro ecosystem for ARM tablets, which means no legacy support for existing Windows software.
Microsoft is building a version of Windows specifically for tablets and ultralight notebooks that will run ARM SoC chips, and it’s unlike any Windows version you’ve seen before.
Despite calls from Washington to keep jobs onshore, U.S. companies seem to be sending more tech work to the subcontinent, as offshoring sales spike 19%
Microsoft's next operating system could be generally available in time for the 2012 holiday season if its development timetable follows that of previous versions.
Microsoft is set to release a trial version of its touch-centric operating system to everyday computer users.
Microsoft’s mobile partner says it will move smartphone assembly to Asia to better compete with rivals like Apple and Google.
Microsoft's next OS is loaded with features like eight-second boot times and better file management that could make it the best version of Windows since XP--if the company can pull it off.
Device launch helped Apple surpass Android specialist Samsung in the fourth quarter, which proved to be a rough period for Nokia and RIM.
Computer users may soon get a chance to kick the tires on a trial version of Microsoft's radically overhauled Windows OS.
Windows Phone fans who want to get their hands on the Lumia 900 smartphone can reserve one with a $25 deposit at Microsoft stores.
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 appear to look very much alike. That's great news for users, but can Redmond pull off one OS across desktops, mobile and more?
Update also fixes several bugs that affect proxy settings and call duration display.
Microsoft cosponsors algorithm contest with $200,000 pot to spur development of gesture-based games and other apps.
Offshore call centers have cost the country 500,000 "good paying jobs" says Rep. Tim Bishop, a New York Democrat, as he introduces a bill to reverse the trend.
Microsoft tries to gain from Google's privacy pain; new ad calls Google plan to unite user data across all services a privacy nightmare.