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How to do product launches right: Microsoft is back

All product showcases should be staged events professionally done where people leave excited about what they saw, says columnist Rob Enderle. Here’s a look at why Apple has been so successful and how Microsoft just got back in the...

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The death of the OS (Part 1)

With the successful introduction of mobile devices into the enterprise, apps have slowly been taking the place of the operating system in driving usage and creating the user experience. Apps are supplanting and moving the focus off...

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Microsoft's Surface Book to reignite OEM hostility

Microsoft's foray into notebooks with the Surface Book is certain to tick off its computer-making partners, but there's little they can do except to grin and bear it.

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IBM chases Intel with new Power-based Linux servers sold over the Web

IBM is gunning for a slice of Intel's x86 server chip business with a new family of Power systems that run Linux and will be sold directly to customers over the Web.

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Survival of the fittest: Platforms beat products

The role isn’t uncommon in software companies: the notion that the basis of competition is a platform and that platform’s ecosystem rather than a stand-alone product has been familiar terrain for a long time. Digital is enabling the...


12 Windows 10 install issues -- and what to do about them

Having trouble installing and setting up Win10? You aren’t alone. Here are a dozen-plus of the most common problems, along with a few solutions

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Microsoft: Go old-school to lock down Office from changes

Microsoft has told business looking to lock down Office 2016 so they don't receive constant changes to purchase old-school perpetual licenses rather than subscribe to Office 365.

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Spec showdown: Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro, from cheapest to priciest

If there was any doubt which product Microsoft was gunning for, the spec sheet makes it abundantly clear.

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Microsoft claims 110M devices now run Windows 10

Windows 10 is running on 110 million devices, Microsoft said as it introduced a new Surface Pro tablet, the Surface Book notebook and several Lumia smartphones, all of which run the OS.


Existing Windows Phones will start getting Windows 10 in December

Wondering when you're phone will get the Windows 10 update? There isn't a firm date yet, but Microsoft says it will happen in December.

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10 key moments in the history of Apple and Microsoft

Apple and Microsoft recently renewed their alliance with the goal of tackling the enterprise market, but the latest partnership is just the most recent turning point in the two companies' intertwined histories. Here are the defining...

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10 keyboard shortcuts to use Windows 10 like a pro

Windows 10 offers a bunch of slick new features designed to appeal to PC power users, but it also includes killer keyboard shortcuts that all serious users should know.

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Hands on: Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 outdoes itself with more power and refined features

Microsoft pumps up its workhouse productivity tablet with Intel's Skylake chip, a revamped Surface Pen and Type Cover, and gobs of memory and storage.

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Why Microsoft's audacious vision for the future of computing is finally ready for prime time

Years later, both PC hardware and Windows itself are finally ready to realize Microsoft's ambitious vision for the future of computing, as evidenced in the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Lumia 950.

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Microsoft charges into laptop market with Surface Book

Microsoft today introduced the Surface Book, a keyboard-equipped premium-priced notebook that can twist into a slate or snap apart to serve as a tablet.

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How Microsoft's Surface Book compares to Apple's MacBook: Let's play CPU detective

On the Surface, Microsoft's Surface Book may look like hype, but here's why it's an engineering stunner.

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Can Microsoft's new phones save its mobile ambitions?

Microsoft wants its new phones to drive interest in Windows 10 Mobile. Will that work?

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Microsoft's 7 biggest new hardware reveals: Surface Book laptop, Windows 10 Lumias, and more

Microsoft's massive device event used stunning new hardware like the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Lumia 950 to sing the song of Windows 10's capabilities.

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