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  • Enterprise guide to Windows 10

    Windows 10 is now available for consumers, but for IT executives thinking about enterprise deployments, here's what the upgrade path from Window 7 or Windows 8/8.1 looks like.

    03 Aug. 15 20:06 Written by Tom Henderson
  • Review: The Nobel 1.0 -- stereolithographic 3D printing on the cheap

    When I unboxed <a href="">XYZPrinting's Nobel 1.0 stereolithographic (SLA) 3D printer</a>, I'd just finished shipping off another top-rated and remarkably accurate SLA machine, the <a href="">Formlabs Form 1+</a>.

    21 July 15 20:23 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • First Look: Amazon Echo: Novelty item or ready-for-prime-time part of your digital life?

    Our Amazon Echo, a voice-controlled appliance--for want of a better word--arrived on May 17 and we've been using it all week. As Prime members, we paid $100 for ours, but the list price is $200. While some parts are beautifully done, the information services at the back end have a long way to go before the Echo is more than a novelty.

    01 June 15 20:09 Written by Joel Snyder
  • Review: Windows 10 Insider Preview -- a nearly finished OS

    Microsoft has been racing to put the final touches on Windows 10 before its expected release date in late July. There have been three public updates in the last month: Builds 10061, 10074 and 10122. At this point, the interface and features for the new operating system are essentially set -- on May 20, Gabe Aul, engineering general manager at Microsoft, <a href="">wrote about build 10122</a> on the company's official blog: "From here on out you'll see fewer big feature changes from build to build, and more tuning, tweaking, stabilizing, and polishing."

    26 May 15 20:41 Written by Preston Gralla
  • Review: Docker Swarm soars, and the sky's the limit

    It's a well-known fact that deploying and managing anything at scale is hard. Docker is no different. However, the engineers at Docker recognize this and are working on three products to help: Docker Machine, Docker Compose, and Docker Swarm. 

    23 April 15 20:06 Written by Nigel Poulton
  • Review: Office 2016 for Mac offers a new interface and better features

    Mac users of Office who have felt left out in the cold by Microsoft (because the last version, Office 2011 for Mac, was released in October 2010) now have reason to be pleased: The preview of Office 2016 for Mac attempts to bring the suite out of the dark ages and into the modern world.

    02 April 15 00:38 Written by Preston Gralla
  • First look: Project Spartan, Microsoft's next-generation Web browser

    Microsoft's faster release schedule for its Windows 10 Technical Preview kicked into high gear yesterday with the release of another build a mere 12 days after 10041. This time, with build 10049, Microsoft has added one of Windows 10's major new features: its next-generation Web browser.

    31 March 15 21:08 Written by Simon Bisson
  • First look: Microsoft's Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview

    The first glance at the future of Office for Windows is here, in the form of the <a href="">Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview</a>. It's the initial public iteration of the suite that will be released sometime in the second half of 2015, so at this point it's very much a work in progress.

    27 March 15 05:50 Written by Preston Gralla
  • Break me if you can: 4 rugged tablets put to the test

    It's a cruel world out there for tablets: Every day, there's the possibility they will be dropped, knocked, spilled on or just shaken around. And that's just in a normal business day -- if you use your tablet outdoors, while traveling or in a work zone, the odds of a disaster go up precipitously.

    03 March 15 22:35 Written by Brian Nadel
  • Windows 10 deep-dive review: Finally, a unified operating system

    The second preview release of <a href="">Windows 10</a> begins to flesh out Microsoft's vision of an operating system that bridges the gap between traditional PCs and touch-based tablets -- something it failed at dismally in Windows 8. More than that, the new release reveals a single operating system that shape-shifts according to the device it's running on, be that a PC, a tablet or a phone.

    29 Jan. 15 22:38 Written by Preston Gralla
  • 8 Wi-Fi mistakes to avoid

    Wi-Fi is great when it works right and when it's secure. Although setting up Wi-Fi can seem straightforward, there are many complexities. For example, not performing proper surveys, design work, and maintenance or ignoring security issues can cause major problems.

    26 Jan. 15 22:23 Written by Eric Geier
  • Technology of the Year 2015: The best hardware and software of the year

    Like InfoWorld itself, InfoWorld's Technology of the Year Awards have always been about change. We keep an eye out for the platforms and tools pushing against the barriers in application development, mobile, cloud computing, and in other corners of information technology, and we bring them in for review. At the end of the year, we get together and decide which are the very best.

    26 Jan. 15 22:11 Written by Doug Dineley

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