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If you’re like most PC users, you’ve grown up using Microsoft Windows and Office and it would probably be tough to think about using a different OS. Maybe I’m projecting, but at least that’s how I feel. Luckily, there are now some amazing deal on Windows tablets available for the ...

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One of the major arguments frequently put forth in the press is that Microsoft is not “innovative” or has missed the boat on too many hot trends. The transition to mobile is a big part of this argument. An almost nasty disdain for the tenure of Steve Ballmer as ...

For those interested in cloud computing, you've probably noticed Microsoft has announced a number of new features for its Azure Cloud offering, as the company goes to aggressively seize market share from cloud computing leader Amazon Web Services. Microsoft’s new initiatives include both a serious move into the Government cloud ...

If asked to pick major global trends, you could do pretty well simply by naming the rise of China and the move to cloud computing. Well as it turns out, we have seen a series of announcements from major IT vendors about their plans for the Chinese market. First it ...

Those who harbor doubts about the Federal Government’s ability to implement complex projects have surely had these beliefs by the recent failed rollout of the Obamacare website – an epic IT disaster if there ever was one.  Now comes further news that confirms – albeit in a less dramatic ...

In a recent article summarizing the tenure of Steve Ballmer as Microsoft's CEO, I noted that despite the frequent criticism he has endured, Ballmer had done a lot of things right at Microsoft. While there is no question the next Microsoft CEO faces some big challenges going forward, the company ...

When Steve Ballmer announced his plans to resign as Microsoft's CEO back in August, the reaction was immediate. Microsoft's stock shot up 7% in one day, and a large number of articles appeared basically criticizing Ballmer, including some pretty extreme pieces calling him the "worst CEO ever", and other ...

Microsoft and open source - they go together like, well, oil and water. Microsoft is a leading player across a variety of IT sectors, but their technology tends to be almost exclusively proprietary, developed in-house. Whether one agrees with this approach or not, there is no question that Microsoft's ...

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