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Maximizing Microsoft's Azure for Dev, Test, and DevOps Scenarios

Microsoft has had their Azure cloud services for years, however most enterprises really don't know what Azure can be used for to help their organization. Much of it has to do with Microsoft having released Azure long ago with today's perception of the service based on what Azure did years ago. It also doesn't help that Azure does a LOT of different things, so for someone to get their arms around how Azure can help them is like roaming around aimlessly in a grocery store trying to figure out what to make for dinner.

By Rand Morimoto | 20 December, 2014 08:36

Tags: Microsoft Subnet, Microsoft, software

At Microsoft, quality seems to be job none

I actually had been feeling optimistic about Windows 10. No, really. You can look it up. I mean, I didn't think Windows 10 was the greatest thing since the advent of the Internet, but it did strike me as a solid replacement for the lamentable Windows 8.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 17 December, 2014 00:36

Tags: Microsoft, software, operating systems, quality assurance

Microsoft awakes

We may be witnessing the beginning of a turnaround for one of the mainstay companies of the IT industry: Microsoft. And by turnaround, I don't mean financially. Microsoft is a prodigious revenue and profit generator. But the company has been rudderless for years. It has essentially been reactive, not an industry leader. It's been resting on its laurels.

By Scot Finnie | 08 November, 2014 00:19

Tags: HP, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, IBM, Windows, software, operating systems

An open email to Google Inbox

Dear Google Inbox:

By Mike Elgan | 02 November, 2014 06:21

Tags: Google, applications, EE, Desktop Apps, software, Kno

Silicon Valley's next disruption: Reality!

We're right on the edge of dual revolutions in artificial reality and augmented reality. It's an exciting time because we're in the final days of a world in which these technologies are considered "futuristic." By next year, early adopters will have them in their homes. Within three years they'll be mainstream.

By Mike Elgan | 20 October, 2014 03:15

Tags: gamification, applications, software

What Windows 10 means for the enterprise

Microsoft rolled out the widely anticipated Windows Technical Preview yesterday morning, playing to a handpicked crowd of Microsoft reporters and analysts. Although Microsoft didn't have the technical will to broadcast the event live, you can see a recording of the 40-minute presentation on YouTube.

By Woody Leonhard | 01 October, 2014 23:02

Tags: myer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, beca, software, infoworld, youtube

Microsoft Announces Microsoft Windows 10!

In San Francisco today, Microsoft announced the hotly await "next version" of Windows as being Windows 10. Windows 10 was designed and built for universal access by phones, tablets, and desktops.

By Rand Morimoto | 01 October, 2014 04:16

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

Microsoft mind games surround Windows Technical Preview

The power of Waggener-Edstrom, Microsoft's PR agency, never ceases to amaze me. Now it seems the PR folks have the entire Windows 9 press pack chasing its collective tail in pursuit of the Windows Technical Preview.

By Woody Leonhard | 22 September, 2014 23:47

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, software, Windows 9

How will iPhone 6's Wi-Fi calling, VoLTE affect enterprise networks?

While the cosmetic features like screen size and processing power of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus attracted the most attention, their use of Wi-Fi and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for voice and video calling could eventually have a major impact on how phone calls are handled in the enterprise.

By Colin Neagle | 18 September, 2014 05:53

Tags: Networking, iPhone, smartphones, wireless, Apple, iOS 8, iphone 6, VoLTE, Google, consumer electronics, skype

How to ensure the success of your Continuous Delivery initiative using testing

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By Andrew Phillips | 13 September, 2014 04:10

Tags: software, XebiaLabs, Continuous delivery

Build it or buy it: Questions to ask about your metro data center network infrastructure

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By Mitch Simcoe | 11 September, 2014 23:40

Tags: Metro network, Networking, LAN & WAN

Understanding SDN Vendor Ecosystems

Followers of Software Defined Networking (SDN) might recognize a sort of market maturation. We don't mean maturity of the product sets, or even how SDN is technically achieved. Those elements are still coming along. We mean vendor SDN strategies are settling in.

By Ethan Banks | 09 September, 2014 23:24

Tags: SDN, Networking, VMware

SDN and Network Virtualization: A Reality Check

The Software Defined Networking movement is still evolving, but profiles of SDN users are becoming more clear and we're getting a bead on some of the common evaluation criteria companies are using to gauge how to go forward. We also have a sense of when companies expect to start the process in earnest.

By Jim Metzler | 09 September, 2014 23:23

Tags: HP, SDN, Open Networking Foundation, Networking, Nuage Networks, NEC, VMware

Home automation's next big opportunity: Controlling the water heater

Three years ago most people barely even thought about their air conditioning, until it didn't work. Then along came NEST, the smart thermostat that opened up a whole new world of home control, and most importantly, money savings. Suddenly, the state of your indoor climate was dinner-table conversation. Get ready to start talking about your water heater.

By Jennifer Tuohy | 06 September, 2014 02:49

Tags: Internet of Things, Networking, wireless

Why in-air gestures failed, and why they'll soon win

Four years ago, in-the-air gestures were the future of gaming and the desktop PC user interface.

By Mike Elgan | 01 September, 2014 23:40

Tags: emerging technology, Microsoft, Leap Motion, software

Microsoft should ante up to users for scammed Windows Store apps

Microsoft finally did the right thing by finally ridding the Windows Store of 1,500 scams and copycat apps. But here's one thing it's not yet doing: Actively searching out users who paid for the fraudulent apps and paying them back.

By Preston Gralla | 29 August, 2014 02:21

Tags: Microsoft, software

Top things to consider as you prepare for the transition to 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By Jay Botelho | 29 August, 2014 00:27

Tags: Wi-Fi, Gigabit Wi-Fi, Networking, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi, 802.11ac

Physical Layer management in 10G to 40G/100G Ethernet migration

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By Pat Thompson | 27 August, 2014 06:27

Tags: Networking, 40G Ethernet, 100G Ethernet, LAN & WAN

Opinion: Git legit in the enterprise

Originally created as a distributed code management system for open source development, Git's popularity has skyrocketed as independent developers have adopted the tool for its speed, flexibility and powerful branch and merge features.

By Christopher Seiwald | 27 August, 2014 04:09

Tags: App Development, Origin, applications, software, Git

But it looks so nice now!

It's summer, the time of year at this large wholesale plant nursery when business is slow and supervisors decide to spiff up their work areas, reports an IT pilot fish there.

By Sharky | 27 August, 2014 03:14

Tags: Networking

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