, Assistant Managing Editor
CIO.com Assistant Managing Editor Shane O'Neill divides his time between editing, site content strategy and writing news analysis stories and blog posts about Microsoft and its various products and competitors. Shane came to IDG Enterprise, publisher of CIO magazine and CIO.com, after stints at TechTarget and Ziff Davis Media. He has also worked at Boston.com and AOL and has written freelance stories for The Boston Globe and Commonwealth magazine. Shane resides in Boston.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - Windows 8 won't be adopted as a standard at your business anytime soon, according to a new Forrester report. But that doesn't mean IT shouldn't prepare for it to sneak through the BYOD side door. Here are five ways to be ready for Windows 8.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Led by Windows 7, Microsoft's operating systems still control the enterprise, but the software giant's days of dominance are waning. As a recent Forrester report highlights, mobile devices and BYOD have made the state of enterprise operating systems far more complex.
Friday, February 15, 2013 - From a rundown of Windows 8 multi-touch interface features to enterprise upgrade challenges to Microsoft's homemade Surface Windows 8 devices, CIO.com's Ultimate Guide for Windows 8 covers it all. Our guide delivers expert reviews, advice on planning and rollout, opinion pieces and analysis of Microsoft's latest version of Windows.
Monday, January 7, 2013 - Microsoft made big bets on Windows 8, Windows Phone and Surface tablets in 2012, and now it needs to make those bets pay off. As more consumers and businesses go mobile, 2013 will be Microsoft's most challenging year yet.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - It was a challenging year for Microsoft as it continued to adapt to a mobile world and launched Windows 8. Here's a look back at the most popular CIO.com stories and slideshows about Microsoft from 2012.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - Shall it be iOS, Android or Windows 8? It's a tough choice these days for developers. Here are some words of advice from two in-demand developers. Key tip: Don't be a platform jumper.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - Microsoft's future hinges on attracting developers to build Windows 8 apps. But by offering financial incentives, supporting a range of programming languages and allowing developers to write code once for multiple devices, those developers may soon follow.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - Windows 8 faces skeptical IT customers and a hardware landscape dotted with iOS and Android mobile devices. The good news for Microsoft is that Windows 8 will gain market traction by 2014 and be a true tablet player by 2016, according to research firm Forrester.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - Windows 8 may conquer previous tablet limitations with larger screens, access to the full Office suite, more controlled security features and compatibility with legacy apps. However, there are also drawbacks, says research firm Gartner.
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - Because the radically redesigned Windows 8 will struggle to gain acceptance with consumers and businesses, Windows XP shops should focus on Windows 7 upgrades now, and not wait for Windows 8 to mature, says research firm Gartner.