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Thursday, September 03, 2015

5 IT experts reveal their Windows 10 upgrade strategies

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5 IT experts reveal their Windows 10 upgrade strategies
You wouldn't think there'd be much of a debate about something that's free. This summer, when Microsoft released Windows 10 and made it available as a free upgrade – and subsequently setting a new record for user adoption of a new computer operating system – many IT executives took a deep breath. Free is never free. Read More


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What does Apple have in store for Windows users?
Apple's Sept. 9 event promises to be a big one. Will there be something for Windows users, too? Read More

Microsoft browser users kick older IE editions to the curb
With less than 20 weeks left before Microsoft stops serving security updates to most versions of Internet Explorer (IE), Windows users last month finally began ditching the soon-to-be-retired editions in significant numbers, data released yesterday showed. Read More

Microsoft researcher: Why Micro Datacenters really matter to mobile's future
Microsoft Research distinguished scientist Victor Bahl has been spreading the word about Micro Datacenters, also known by the adorable name "cloudlets," as a key concept for optimizing the performance and usefulness of mobile and other networked devices via the cloud. Read More


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Microsoft caves on Windows 10 mandatory updates, but adds spying apps to Windows 7/8
It's a week where Microsoft giveth and Microsoft taketh away. On the plus side, it has caved on the mandatory app updates for home users and will allow them to opt out. On the down side, it has back-rolled some of the privacy-intrusive parts of Windows 10 to its older operating systems. Read More

Chrome nears 30% user share milestone as it assimilates declines by IE, Firefox
Google's Chrome browser in August came within sight of the 30% user share milestone, a Web analytics company said Tuesday. No other browser has threatened the dominance of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) to that extent since the Redmond, Wash. company quashed Netscape earlier this century. Read More

Microsoft bulks up Azure virtual machines
Responding to customer hunger for bigger virtual machines, Microsoft has bulked up its most powerful VM with more storage and higher throughput, paving the way for running large-scale, database-driven applications in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Read More


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How VMware aims to distinguish itself in the cloud
VMware VP of Cloud Services Mathew Lodge acknowledges that the virtualization vendor "got started later than other folks" in the IaaS public cloud market, but he flatly denies that the company is slowing investment in this area. Read More

Windows 10 usage off to a fast start, Edge not so much
Now that Windows 10 is a full month old, usage statistics from firms like StatCounter and NetApplications are starting to roll in. So far, there's good news and bad news. Read More

Microsoft and VMware cozy up, forgoing past rivalry
Microsoft's new, more collaborative approach to the computing industry was on display at VMware's annual conference in San Francisco, where executives from both companies shared the stage to talk about new device management features in Windows 10. Read More


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