The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Windows 8 faces a number of hurdles in the enterprise, but the biggest reason it won't replace the current corporate champion, Windows 7, is simple: IT shops don't think it's worth the upgrade hassle.
By Gregg Keizer | 17 May, 2013 14:43
Microsoft on Friday called some media coverage of its plans to update Windows 8 sensationalist and an effort to drive website page views.
By Gregg Keizer | 13 May, 2013 18:49
Sometime soon, Microsoft will tell Windows 8 users whether they will have to pay for the upgrade code-named "Blue," and if so, how much. Analysts don't expect it to charge anything for the update.
By Gregg Keizer | 13 May, 2013 10:24
One of Microsoft's top Windows executives this week said the company remains bullish about Windows RT, but analysts remain suspicious of RT's chances unless Microsoft makes changes.
By Gregg Keizer | 10 May, 2013 18:17
Microsoft's Tami Reller, the CFO and head of marketing for the Windows division, went on a mini publicity spree. But she didn't say very much.
By Gregg Keizer | 07 May, 2013 20:22
Apple CEO Tim Cook has defended the company's iconic Mac line, which saw a second consecutive decline in sales last quarter, and promised that Apple would continue to crank out personal computers.
By Gregg Keizer | 24 April, 2013 19:18
Even though PC shipments were down 14% last quarter, Microsoft's Windows division posted revenue about the same as the last year, making up for slumping sales to OEMs with growth in long-term licensing agreements sold to enterprises.
By Gregg Keizer | 19 April, 2013 14:37
Stormed by a shift to tablets and smartphones, and threatened, even in its enterprise bastion, by new demands from workers, Microsoft may lose its place at the table reserved for major technology players, an analyst argued today.
By Gregg Keizer | 10 April, 2013 18:23
Maybe people are bored with Apple and Windows machines, or just restless for the challenge of something new. But different is selling.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 03 April, 2013 10:07
Windows 8 last month fell even further behind the historical adoption pace of Windows Vista, Microsoft's 2007 flop, new statistics showed today.
By Gregg Keizer | 01 April, 2013 17:13
Microsoft yesterday confirmed Windows "Blue," an upgrade to Windows 8, but analysts remained uneasy about how the faster release cadence that Blue represents will be digested by businesses.
By Gregg Keizer | 27 March, 2013 16:06
Apple yesterday gave its strongest signal yet that it will continue to support OS X Snow Leopard with patches for the foreseeable future rather than retire the still-active operating system.
By Gregg Keizer | 15 March, 2013 17:47
IBM's decision this week to base its cloud services on OpenStack may help establish this open source platform as the standard in enterprises.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 08 March, 2013 11:08
Mobile World Congress showed that Apple, Samsung and Google are still the smartphone industry leaders, but upstart and would-be has-been companies are fighting back.
By Mike Elgan | 02 March, 2013 12:05
Latest blend of Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync servers in the cloud combines an excellent feature set with easier setup and management
By Doug Dineley | 27 February, 2013 11:20
Microsoft needs to make up its mind whether it wants to stay a software company or if it's really serious about being a hardware power as well.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 26 February, 2013 11:12
Anything less than a DIY digital home entertainment project means making the most of Apple TV
By Galen Gruman | 18 February, 2013 11:11
Thinking about upgrading? Hang back at least a year before implementing this release, our expert advises.
By Jonathan Hassell | 07 February, 2013 11:48
Microsoft's home-built ultrabook called Surface for Windows 8 Pro goes on sale on Saturday in the US and may be the Windows 8 device that best meets a wide range of corporate needs from tablet to desktop.
By Tim Greene | 06 February, 2013 03:00