Stories by Gregg Keizer

Microsoft delivers Windows 10 .iso files, free eval of Enterprise edition

Microsoft yesterday offered customers disk image files to do clean installs of and upgrades to Windows 10, and corporate users a way to try the enterprise-grade edition for 90 days free of charge.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 July, 2015 04:53

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

IT hears the siren call of free Windows 10 upgrades

Even enterprise IT professionals are taken with Microsoft's free upgrade offer to Windows 10, according to a recently-released poll.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 July, 2015 06:28

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Assurance, Microsoft, Spiceworks, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Microsoft starts pre-loading Windows 10 upgrade onto PCs

Microsoft has begun downloading the Windows 10 upgrade to some PCs whose owners had previously "reserved" a copy, hinting that those customers will be among the first to see the upgrade notice on their Windows 7 and 8.1 devices.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 July, 2015 02:37

Tags: Microsoft Windows, BT, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Windows 10 roll-out will break Internet traffic records

Microsoft will break Internet traffic records this week as it begins to distribute Windows 10, according to a content delivery expert.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 July, 2015 21:26

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Frost & Sullivan, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft pours out the patches as Windows 10 nears release

Microsoft has been banging the Windows 10 patch drum almost daily as it prepares for Wednesday's launch.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 July, 2015 02:46

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, three, operating systems

Apple expands Watch sales into Best Buy

Best Buy yesterday announced that it will begin selling the Apple Watch in 100 of its U.S. stores, about 10% of its total outlet count, starting Aug. 7.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 July, 2015 00:35

Tags: Apple, IT industry, consumer electronics, Apple watch, Best Buy

Mozilla to launch new Firefox feature testing program

Mozilla plans to launch a new testing program next month that will let Firefox users try out potential changes to the browser, according to documents published by the open-source developer.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 July, 2015 23:21

Tags: web browsers, Firefox, GitHub, Microsoft, software, Idea

Patch Tuesday: Not dead yet

Patch Tuesday is not dead.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 July, 2015 06:15

Tags: myer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Final Windows 10 upgrade forecast sees OS on 440M PCs by early '17

By February 2017, Microsoft should have Windows 10 on more than 440 million personal computers, according to a new analysis of user share data and upgrade tempo.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2015 20:58

Tags: net applications, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, computerworld, 21, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Windows revenue takes another bad beating

Windows revenue again declined by double digits, the third straight such quarter, with sales of licenses to computer makers down 22 per cent from the same period last year, Microsoft said.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2015 04:33

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, 21, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Apple hands out Beats headphones for back-to-school promo

Apple today kicked off its annual back-to-school promotion in the U.S., switching the deal to a free pair of Beats headphones for customers who buy eligible Macs.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2015 02:00

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, 21, apple mac

The iPad pie shrinks as its revenue contribution shrivels to record low

Apple sold just 10.9 million iPads in the June quarter, a drop of 18 per cent compared to the same period the year before, marking double-digit declines that now stretch back to January 2014.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 July, 2015 06:33

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, tablets, iPad

Experts peg Mac sales up 9%, total 4.8M for Q2

Apple sold approximately 4.8 million Macs in the June quarter, according to the average of 30 analysts' forecasts published by Fortune.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 July, 2015 00:02

Tags: mac laptops, IDC, hardware systems, laptops, Lenovo, acer, apple mac, HP, Dell, Apple

The more customers Microsoft adds to Office 365, the less it makes from each subscriber

The more consumers that Microsoft puts on its Office 365 subscription rolls, the less it makes from each customer, data the company disclosed Tuesday showed.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 July, 2015 00:00

Tags: Windows Apps, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Windows 10's decade of support starts when customer begins using the OS

Microsoft will provide feature and functionality updates and upgrades to Windows 10 for a full 10 years from the time the OS is purchased -- as part of a new device, for example -- an analyst briefed by the company said Tuesday.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 July, 2015 21:41

Tags: Gartner, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, computerworld, Windows 10, software, operating systems

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