Week of 21 Jul 2014 Six must-read quotes from BriForum 2014 (SearchVirtualDesktop.com | 25 Jul 2014)
Desktop virtualization and end-user computing experts shared tips and tricks while vendors offered insight at BriForum 2014. Check out some of the best quotes from the conference here.
Wrong predictions, hype around VDI, MDM slams IT budgets (SearchVirtualDesktop.com | 24 Jul 2014)
If you go by big analyst firm predictions and vendor hype, you'd think every IT shop has virtualized desktops, implemented BYOD and uses MDM software. But that's far from reality.
Microsoft talks up services, mum on Windows strategy (22 Jul 2014)
Microsoft has acknowledged that users aren't just tied to desktop OSes, shifting its focus to Office 365 and DaaS rather than its Windows strategy.
Week of 14 Jul 2014 Microsoft de-emphasizes Windows, lays out mobile device plans (SearchConsumerization.com | 15 Jul 2014)
Microsoft customers awaiting Windows 9 updates didn't hear details at WPC, where the company touted cross-platform support and mobile device plans.
Week of 07 Jul 2014 More Office 365 subscription plans, pricing changes ahead (10 Jul 2014)
Microsoft will replace existing Office 365 SMB plans in October, increasing the user cap for all plans and cutting per-user monthly fees for some plans.
Got SA? If not, expect Office 365 pricing increase (08 Jul 2014)
Microsoft will institute a 15% price hike for Office 365 enterprise volume subscribers without a Software Assurance plan.
Week of 30 Jun 2014 When to buy a 2-in-1 laptop vs. a PC (01 Jul 2014)
The recent spate of 2-in-1 laptops, such as the Surface Pro 3, has sparked interest among IT pros who wonder whether the devices can replace PCs.
Microsoft Windows XP end of life serves up some surprises for partners (SearchITChannel.com | 30 Jun 2014)
Channel partners report that Microsoft's ending support for Windows XP has been good for their business, leading to upgrades to the operating system, migrations to handheld devices, cloud adoption...
Week of 23 Jun 2014 Office 365 users get 1TB storage boost (27 Jun 2014)
IT pros concerned about shrinking cloud storage for Office 365 have gotten a 1TB lifeline from Microsoft. One major city stands to benefit through a 100,000-user migration.
Low-cost virtual desktop tech eases Windows XP upgrade (26 Jun 2014)
The Pana Schools Community District explored ways to migrate from Windows XP and settled on a virtualized environment because of cost.
Week of 16 Jun 2014 Dell PCs to live on as vector for software, services (19 Jun 2014)
Dell shops needn't worry about the future of PCs; the company needs its computer hardware to cross-sell software and services, including its EMM platform.
Week of 02 Jun 2014 Surface Pro 3 may leave Windows RT Surface in the dust (05 Jun 2014)
Large organizations across multiple industries committed to Surface Pro 3 for their mobile workers.
Week of 19 May 2014 Office 365 migrations don't have to be a pain in the IaaS (SearchExchange.com | 23 May 2014)
Cloud migrations are the latest pain in the IaaS for IT pros, particularly for those doing large scale Office 365 moves. But help has arrived.
Week of 12 May 2014 Windows Intune mobile management roadmap adds Office 365 apps (13 May 2014)
Windows Intune will include a tool to help customers manage existing iOS and Android line-of-business apps and other IT capabilities.
Self-service IT administration could lighten the workload for IT admins, but it also raises security issues.
Week of 05 May 2014 Microsoft Project Mohoro details reveal Azure Remote App Service (SearchVirtualDesktop.com | 09 May 2014)
Microsoft Project Mohoro details have emerged and sources say it is an Azure Remote App Service using Windows Server, not Windows client-based DaaS.
IT embraces BYOPC as mobile and PC management merge (SearchConsumerization.com | 06 May 2014)
Numerous EMM vendors have added support for PCs to their products. Who's accessing personal PCs for work, and why?
Week of 28 Apr 2014 New application usage analysis tool helps IT lower Office license costs (02 May 2014)
CloudIT's application usage analysis tool tracks how often users actively use apps like Office to help IT pros ditch unnecessary software licenses.
Week of 14 Apr 2014 How To Get The Most From Windows 8.1.1 (Notebook Review | 15 Apr 2014)
Windows 8.1 Update 1 (8.1.1) largely boils down to making the operating system friendlier for traditional keyboard and mouse users; but there’s more. We’ve complied a few tips and tricks you’ll need...
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update for Tablets Review (Tablet PC Review | 15 Apr 2014)
The first major update for Windows 8.1 is available to download, and it comes with a number of user interface (UI) improvements that tablet users should be aware of.
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Microsoft relents on UI changes, restores Start button to Windows 8.1 SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com | 27 Jun 2013
Microsoft Windows 8.1 preview includes a number features -- including the Start button -- that will be accessible across a plethora of new devices.