News tagged ‘microsoft’
Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012
Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 RTM and availability dates have just been announced. While we've reported on a number of highlights from Windows 8, this time round we share a few aspects from Windows Server 2012.
Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012
Microsoft has just announced its acquisition of Perceptive Pixel, a six-year-old maker of high-performance multi-touch workstations and "wall solutions".
Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 will reach RTM stage in the first week of August, and will be generally available to users in October.
Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012
Compared with the cost of expanding its in-house IT services, Samsung achieved a tenfold cost reduction by choosing to manage its infrastructure in the cloud.
We previously reported that Microsoft is offering a special price for customers buying a new Windows 7 PC to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. It has now announced a new offer that lets existing Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 users upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just US$39.99.
Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012
Microsoft’s senior marketing manager for Windows Phone, Greg Sullivan, sheds more light on why existing WP7 and WP7.5 handsets will not be getting the Windows Phone 8 update.
Microsoft makes its move to acquire Yammer, a cloud-based enterprise social networking service, for US$1.2 billion in cash. Yammer will continue to be headed by current CEO David Sacks although the company will be integrated with Microsoft's Office Division after the acquisition.
At Microsoft's TechEd Europe 2012, Microsoft briefly shared with us of the Company Hub concept, a one-stop location where an enterprise can host, manage and push relevant information, docs, apps and more that are relevant to each individual.
With the Shared Windows Core that is prevalent in Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8, it's a lot easier to share code from one platform to another, thus accelerating app availability across devices. Microsoft's senior product managers further confirm this at TechEd Europe 2012.
Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012
Hot on the heels of Microsoft's surprise announcement of the Windows RT and Windows 8 tablets, comes the rumors of a Microsoft branded Windows Phone 8 -- whose sole purpose might be to lead manufacturers in the right direction.