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Posts tagged “Windows”

March 31

Premium Lock Review: Microsoft Office for iPad is pretty and functional

iPad Mini  Microsoft Office fans who've spent the last nine months using the software's suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad's significantly bigger display surface. The new version of Office for Apple's tablet is not likely to be a big deal for anyone else.

Updated March 28

Premium Lock Microsoft unveils Office for iPad - Will hell freeze over next?

Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise.

Satya Nadella    Satya Nadella

March 7

Premium Lock A Red Hat stunner: 'Miccosoft .NET apps on OpenShift' Yes, you read correctly

Working with Uhuru Software, Red Hat is now incorporate a rival Microsoft product - .NET - to its three-year-old OpenShift platform-as-a-service. Really? Red Hat even published a blog to explain what's going on to those who might find the concept a bit unbelievable.

Yep - that's a Windows node in a Red Hat product Yep - that's a Windows node in a Red Hat product

October 19, 2012

Premium Lock Microsoft profit falls ahead of Windows 8 launch

Microsoft's net income fell 22 percent in the latest quarter as it deferred revenue from the sale of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system to PC makers - and as PC sales in general took a dive.

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October 18, 2012

Premium Lock Analysts, PC industry cool on Windows 8

Windows 8 While Microsoft is touting next week's launch of Windows 8 as the savior of the computer industry, PC makers and analysts are increasingly skeptical that the new OS will lure consumers away from tablets and smartphones.

September 27, 2012

Premium Lock Gates praises new Windows: 'I'm very pleased with it'

Windows 8 "Hardware partners are doing great things to take advantage of the features," Bill Gates says. "It'll be a big deal."

September 26, 2012

Premium Lock Intel CEO warns new Windows 8 isn't fully ready

Windows 8 Microsoft is eager to get Windows 8, the first version of its flagship software designed for touch tablets, into computers next month to help it vie with Apple Inc.'s iPad during the holiday shopping season. Releasing the operating system before it's fully baked is the right move, and Microsoft can make improvements after it ships, Intel's CEO said.

September 5, 2012

Premium Lock Microsoft releases Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Microsoft released the first major update to its server operating system since 2009 on Tuesday, a prelude to releasing Windows 8 to consumers next month.

July 16, 2012

Premium Lock Microsoft unveils Office focusing on tablets, touch features

Microsoft "We are taking bold steps at Microsoft," Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer says. "The new, modern Office will deliver unparalleled productivity and flexibility for both consumers and business customers. It is a cloud service and will fully light-up when paired with Windows 8."

July 9, 2012

Premium Lock Microsoft Windows 8 will hit shelves in October

New versions of Windows typically come out every three years, but this update is the most widely anticipated overhaul of the software since 1995.

Screen shot of new Windows 8 start screen Screen shot of new Windows 8 start screen

December 23, 2010

Premium Lock From Red Hat to rPath: Erik Troan shares story of road from Linux to Windows

Erik Troan Having crated version control for Linux-based systems, rPath's founders saw a Windows-based world waiting for the same tools.

September 3, 2010

Premium Lock Analyst upgrade helps lift Red Hat to 52-week high

Red Hat Research note says more customers are replacing Windows with Red Hat Linux for servers. Red Hat will announce latest quarterly earnings on Sept. 22.

Updated July 26, 2010

Premium Lock Microsoft has head in the ‘cloud,’ bank account on the ground

Microsoft Analysis: After enduring three consecutive quarters of revenue declines during the recession, the seeds Microsoft sewed are bearing fruit, as Windows 7 and Office 2010 have generated significant growth despite the ongoing economic uncertainty.

July 13, 2010

Premium Lock Microsoft strikes deal with Dell, HP, Fujitsu for ‘cloud’ appliances

Windows Azure The software giant is hoping the partnerships with expand use of its “Azure” cloud computing offering.

Updated May 12, 2010

Premium Lock Free Microsoft programs? Yes. It’s Word vs. Google Apps

Microsoft In taking on Google Apps, Microsoft rolls out Office 2010 which is a milestone in its efforts to keep up with an industry shift from programs that are stored on PCs to free ones that can be accessed from any computer, over the Internet. Microsoft must be careful not to make the free apps so appealing as to undermine its lucrative desktop software business.

Updated February 1, 2010

Premium Lock A blockbuster quarter for Microsoft, but clouds are on the horizon

Storms on horizon for Microsoft? Analysis: For a company constantly grappling with fear, uncertainty and doubt, the record revenue and operating profit should provide a brief respite. The introduction of Windows 7 is thus far a resounding success. However, Microsoft will not bask in the glory of its results for long, as the fundamental challenges facing the company’s business remain unchanged.

January 7, 2010

Premium Lock CES 2010: Microsoft shows off tablet PCs, touts body motion software for video games

CEO Steve Ballmer shows off forthcoming HP tablet – or slate – at trade show. Meanwhile, Microsoft also talks about Xbox 360 game additions and new features.

Steve Ballmer demos HP's forthcoming tablet PC Steve Ballmer demos HP's forthcoming tablet PC

December 23, 2009

Premium Lock The Word is out – Court upholds anti-Word verdict against Microsoft

Microsoft loses Word case Chairman of Canadian company that sued Microsoft calls the victory a ‘war cry for talented inventors whose patents are infringed.’

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