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Microsoft Urges Partners to Court Public-Sector Customers

At its annual Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft outlines a vision of a cloud-first company, touts the opportunities in government, education and healthcare, and aims to reassure partners that it's keeping customer data safe.

Microsoft Promises Frequent Office 365 Roadmap Updates

Microsoft continues to emphasize smaller, more frequent changes to the cloud-based Office 365 platform. Interested customers can even try them out early through the First Release program. With so much change afoot, the company...

Will Microsoft and Salesforce.com Really Be Partners?

It means a lot when two competitors actually cooperate, as Microsoft and Salesforce.com have agreed to do in a 'global, strategic partnership.' But to whom does it mean a lot -- and will anything tangible emerge?

Microsoft's Office for iPad Shakes Up Mobile Enterprise

It's hard to overstate the impact of Microsoft Office for iPad. The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush...

Is Windows 8 Development Worth the Trouble?

Microsoft pays some companies to produce Windows 8 versions of their products. Without this type of financial assistance, or various other incentives, is Windows 8 and especially Windows Phone development worth the effort?

7 Things You May Not Know About Microsoft Office

This isn't your parent's Microsoft Office. Recent activity culminating with the SharePoint Conference 2014 shows that Microsoft is making its Office suite more social, more integrated with both home-grown and acquired Microsoft...

7 Reasons Not to Use Open Source Software

Businesses of all sizes embrace open source software and the benefits it can bring. Sometimes, though, choosing proprietary software makes better business sense. Here are seven scenarios when it pays to pay for your software.

Apple, Microsoft Team With White House to Close Tech Gap in Schools

Tech and telecom firms have pledged more than $750 million in support of Obama's ConnectEd initiative to bring broadband technology and computing tools to classrooms.

How to Run Your Business Without Microsoft Small Business Server

Microsoft left many companies' IT strategies in tatters last year when it announced it was abandoning Small Business Server. To replace it, firms can either follow Microsoft's advice or look at alternatives such as Google Apps and...

10 Free Ways to Do Things Faster on Your PC

Looking to hit the ground running? These 10 tips won't cost you anything but will help you work faster and more efficiently on your PC.

How to Get Your Documents Under Control

An events-planning business moves from a time-consuming, manual process for creating documents to one that uses HP Relate templates.

How to Mitigate Business Risk Using SAM and SLM Tools

Most companies understand the risks associated with disaster recovery and business continuity and plan accordingly. Few can say the same thing about the software they own -- or don't own, as the case may be. That's where software...

Windows XP Migration Window Is Closing Fast

Microsoft will cease providing security updates and supporting Windows XP in April. Is your migration under way? Here are some steps to take to start the process.

CIO Says BNSF Railway Will Stay on Microsoft's Track as It Moves to the Cloud

The railroad company is shifting its on-premises Microsoft email and collaboration systems to Office 365.

Apple's New 'Pages' App Much Improved but Still Trails Microsoft, Google

Apple recently updated its iWork suite of Microsoft-Office-compatible apps for iOS. CIO.com blogger James A. Martin put the Pages app through the paces, and though it's improved, the software still doesn't quite rival Microsoft Office...

Microsoft Word at 30 Quiz

Everybody knows Microsoft Word now, but what do you know about where it came from?

Microsoft Says Its Future in the Cloud Is Bright

Pointing to a $2 trillion opportunity as the enterprise shifts to the cloud, Microsoft says it is perfectly positioned to lead in the enterprise cloud era.

25 Tips and Tools to Make Google Drive Better

Get the most out of Google Drive with these 25 tips, tools, and tweaks for power users.

Google, Microsoft in '2-Horse Race' for Government Cloud Contracts

As tech behemoths Google and Microsoft try to win over public-sector CIOs with their cloud-based productivity suites, government agencies eye cost savings and an increase in productivity and collaboration.

Windows To Go: The Forgotten Version of Windows 8

The ability to carry a Windows 8 image on a USB stick, plug it into any Windows 8 PC and separate corporate and personal data should appeal to anyone who frequently travels or simply hates lugging a laptop around. But Windows to Go...

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