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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in November 2012
Microsoft Defends Hiring Foreign Workers
News  |  11/30/2012
Microsoft says it has 34% more open engineering positions than this time last year, and can't fill them all domestically.
5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
Commentary  |  11/30/2012
Microsoft's new OS holds plenty of potential, but so far consumers aren't loving the radically redesigned desktop. Microsoft should consider these changes.
Ballmer: Hardware Key To Microsoft's Future
News  |  11/30/2012
Facing tablet pressure, Microsoft CEO tells shareholders that company needs to bring hardware and software together to speed up innovation.
Amazon's Vogels Challenges IT: Rethink App Dev
News  |  11/29/2012
Amazon Web Services CTO says promised land of cloud computing requires a new generation of applications that follow different principles.
Valley View: Windows Phone 8 Up Close
News  |  11/29/2012
Our most recent episode of Valley View took a deeper look at Windows Phone 8 with Microsoft's Greg Sullivan and checked out some intriguing startups. See all the highlights.
Microsoft: Google Shoppers Get 'Scroogled'
News  |  11/29/2012
Microsoft says consumers should use Bing because Google Shopping's pay-to-play program skews results.
Microsoft's Windows 8 Numbers Meaningless
Commentary  |  11/29/2012
Microsoft says it has sold more than 40 million Windows 8 licenses, but the information is worthless in absence of key data the company won't divulge.
Windows 8: Let's Not Plan The Funeral Yet
Commentary  |  11/28/2012
Even in tech time, it seems silly to sound the death knell so soon on such a significant overhaul. Did you really expect instant success?
Microsoft: Windows 8 Sales Match Early Win7 Results
News  |  11/28/2012
Despite analyst reports suggesting a slow start for new OS, Microsoft says early sales and upgrades are strong.
Outlook.Com Gets Android App, More Features
News  |  11/28/2012
Microsoft enhances its online mail and calendaring service to better challenge Gmail and other Google cloud offerings.
Bing News Top Search Term: iPhone 5
News  |  11/27/2012
Microsoft's own search engine shows that Apple's iPhone 5, and not Windows Phone, was most popular smartphone in 2012.
Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic?
Commentary  |  11/27/2012
If Windows 8 sales don’t improve soon, Microsoft might have to pull a Coke and cut its losses on its radically reengineered OS.
Red Hat Unwraps OpenShift Enterprise At Amazon Event
News  |  11/26/2012
Red Hat broadens its open source cloud development platform, which increasingly competes with VMware's Spring and Cloud Foundry.
Microsoft Surface: My First Month
Commentary  |  11/26/2012
During the first week, I wanted to throw Microsoft's Surface tablet out the window. Now, my opinion has changed.
Microsoft's New Data Center: The Straight Poop
News  |  11/26/2012
Microsoft plans zero-carbon data center in Wyoming that will use biogas from an adjacent wastewater treatment plant as its power supply.
Windows Phone 7.8 Still MIA
News  |  11/26/2012
Microsoft and Nokia hint that Windows Phone 7.8 might see the light of day soon, but specifics are still ethereal.
HP Takes $8.8 Billion Charge On Autonomy Unit
News  |  11/20/2012
HP reports bruising loss for fourth quarter, says Autonomy officials misrepresented financial position prior to 2011 acquisition.
Otellini Exits Intel, With Windows 8 Fate Uncertain
Commentary  |  11/20/2012
During Otellini's tenure, Intel was caught flatfooted on the shift to mobile computing. Early Windows 8 launch results don't show a Wintel win, either.
More NY Subway Stations Will Get Wi-Fi, Cell Service
News  |  11/19/2012
Transit Wireless is bringing Wi-Fi and cell service to the dark subways of New York City, keeping the city that never sleeps connected underground.
Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs
Slideshows  |  11/16/2012
Windows 8 adoption carries some possible trouble and many potential benefits for small and midsize businesses. Use these factors to decide if it's worth the risk.
10 Great Windows 8 Apps
Slideshows  |  11/16/2012
Transitioning to Windows 8 isn't easy, but these apps can help.
Microsoft Sued Over Surface Storage Claims
News  |  11/16/2012
Lawsuit claims OS and pre-installed apps hog half of the available storage space on new Windows 8 tablet.
Microsoft's Ballmer Touts Tablets, Phone, Cloud
News  |  11/15/2012
Microsoft CEO discusses strategy to compete on multiple fronts: enterprise IT, consumer devices and application software.
Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
Commentary  |  11/15/2012
Surface Pro, as well as systems that run Win8 on Intel's Clover Trail platform, are missing in action at a key time -- creating a nasty enterprise tablet problem for Microsoft.
Microsoft Phone Sales Jump 139% In Q3
News  |  11/14/2012
Windows Phone still trails far behind Android and iPhone, but it's finally making inroads in the smartphone market.
Sinofsky's Exit Points To Major Microsoft Shakeup
Commentary  |  11/14/2012
Windows chief's sudden departure comes amid questions about Windows 8 sales and Microsoft's hardware plans.
Oracle Stakes Claim In Engine Yard PaaS
News  |  11/13/2012
Engine Yard provides an online platform for application developers using different Web languages. Oracle's investment is a way to keep itself in front of those developers.
Vets. Dept. Signs $36 Million HP-Microsoft Cloud Deal
News  |  11/13/2012
Department of Veterans Affairs will move 600,000 users to Microsoft's cloud email and collaboration services in one of the biggest cloud computing deals to date.
Microsoft Windows Chief Sinofsky Abruptly Quits
News  |  11/13/2012
Microsoft veteran Steven Sinofsky says his departure is strictly for personal reasons, but his exit could leave the company in the lurch at a critical time.
Microsoft Adds SharePoint Services, Cuts Yammer Prices
News  |  11/13/2012
Microsoft began its SharePoint conference in Las Vegas by announcing new services and apps, plus a big price break for Yammer users.
Microsoft Mum On Surface Tablet Sales
News  |  11/12/2012
Ballmer says sales of the Windows RT device are modest, but declines to provide details as Apple sells 3 million new iPads in three days.
HTC, Nokia Windows Phone 8 Devices On Sale
News  |  11/9/2012
Microsoft's latest smartphone platform, Windows Phone 8, is now available as several carriers start selling devices from HTC and Nokia.
VMware Does Complicated Dance With Open Source
Commentary  |  11/8/2012
Now that VMware owns Nicira, how will Nicira continue to lead development of virtual networking in OpenStack? Nicira founder Martin Casado explains.
Microsoft Inks More Android Licensing Deals
News  |  11/8/2012
Microsoft claims Google's Android operating system violates Windows patents, but growing third-party license fees may lessen the sting.
Watch For Microsoft To Acquire Nokia, Nvidia
Commentary  |  11/8/2012
With Surface already out and a Windows Phone possibly on the way, it's clear that Microsoft means to become a big player in hardware -- but it will need to open up its checkbook.
Microsoft In-Memory Move Challenges SAP, Oracle
News  |  11/7/2012
Microsoft SQL Server "Project Hekaton" promises in-memory transactional processing that will stack up against SAP Hana and Oracle Exadata.
Microsoft Office For Android, iOS In The Works
News  |  11/7/2012
Microsoft may bring limited Office functionality to Android and iOS smartphones and tablets in 2013.
Microsoft Planning 7-Inch Surface Mini?
News  |  11/7/2012
Microsoft reportedly working on a top-secret project to produce a tablet to compete with the iPad Mini.
Dell XPS 12 Windows 8 Tablet Vs. Hurricane Sandy
News  |  11/7/2012
When I found myself without power for four days in Manhattan, Dell's Windows 8 tablet was my main link to the outside world. See how it fared.
Ballmer Says Windows Phone Sales To Surge
News  |  11/5/2012
Microsoft CEO predicts a quick sales ramp up for Windows Phone 8 devices like the Nokia Lumia 920.
Windows Phone 8: 5 BYOD Considerations
News  |  11/5/2012
Windows Phone 8 could be a player in the enterprise. These five factors will be key to its success.
Microsoft Launches Office, Azure Services In China
News  |  11/5/2012
Microsoft's Windows Azure services and Office 365 cloud-based apps will be made available to millions of potential business customers in 33 cities in China.
Windows 8 Hardware Shopping Adventures
News  |  11/1/2012
Where should SMBs buy new Windows 8 devices? Here are 6 lessons learned from my dive into retail and online options.

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