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  • Microsoft Pushes Its Way Into Crowded Unified Communications Market

    Microsoft's Lync has evolved into a serious unified communications competitor for enterprises looking to upgrade or adopt a UC platform. In a crowded field where players still struggle with interoperability issues, Lync's integration with Skype is a potentially transformational improvement.

  • How Windows Red can fix Windows 8: The right strategy for Microsoft

    When Microsoft first outlined its strategy 32 months ago to bridge the old style of PC computing with the new world of tablet computing, we were optimistic. Although Apple had revolutionized computing with the iPad, creating the fastest-adopted technology ever, its approach walled off the tablet from the PC, with two different operating systems, user interfaces, and applications. Instead, Microsoft promised a unified, adaptive approach that would satisfy everyone.

  • Why Office 365 is a better deal than Office 2013

    The new Microsoft Office is here. As with the previous versions, you can get Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more as a locally installed suite of applications or as Office 365, a cloud-based subscription. However, choosing between Office 2013 desktop software and the new Office 365 is a dramatically different decision than in the past.

  • Decoding Microsoft Office: Which Office version does what?

    Once upon a time, bright boxes of the latest Microsoft Office pleaded for your attention in big box stores. Now, as with music albums and best-selling books, Office is going the way of the download. With the debut of the new Office on Tuesday, Microsoft is pushing Office as a subscription service rather than as a physical product plucked from a shelf.

  • The 19 generations of computer programmers

    If you're searching for a fountain of youth, the easiest way to get that feeling of continual rebirth is to hang around a few tech product launches. Every new rollout comes with the fresh, unabashed feeling that this has never been done before. Ever.

  • Twitter unveils the Top Trends and Tweets of 2012

    President Barack Obama, pop singer Justin Bieber and Green Bay Packers football star T.J. Lang earned the top spots in Twitter's most retweeted posts of 2012, according to the site's newly released summary of the year.

  • 10 features in Windows 8 that you won't find in Windows 7

    Microsoft's radical shift to touch-centric computing in Windows 8 is far from the only difference between the new operating system and its predecessor.

  • If you know how to manage the risk, working with startups is worth it

    Working with startups requires a lot of legwork and knowing how to manage the risk. But the rewards can be great.

  • Fast boot enthusiasts should check out xPUD Linux

    Microsoft may be able to achieve relatively quick boot times using its forthcoming Windows 8, but the fact remains that for most of us, running on less-than-ideal hardware, those records will likely be out of reach.

  • The end of LightSquared?

    Though would-be mobile carrier LightSquared says it still wants to find a solution to interference with GPS, its options are limited, industry observers said on Wednesday.





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