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  • Microsoft mobile, cloud strategy hold key to transforming its future

    With a new CEO, a mobile hardware lineup and some success in the cloud, Microsoft's transformation is well under way. Now, IT pros wonder how Microsoft will reconcile its legacy in software with its broad mobility and cloud service...

  • Universal apps may be the Trojan horse for Windows 8 adoption

    Universal apps that run across all Windows 8 devices have caught the attention of IT professionals considering Microsoft's mobile device deployments.

    Microsoft's new...

  • Why was the Windows XP lifespan so long?

    Microsoft will cease providing technical assistance for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Alas, the appetite for desktops has changed in favor of more portable, power-saving devices, perhaps with touchscreens. In addition, cloud computing and...

  • Are universal apps, Windows 8.1 updates enough to entice IT shops?

    Microsoft promised this week to deliver universal apps and highlighted new Windows enterprise features to entice IT into the Windows 8.1 camp.

    The software behemoth also offered developers at the Build 2014 conference a glimpse of...

  • Dell KACE K1000 v6.0 to bring enhanced systems management controls

    Dell Software plans to release a major update to its KACE K1000 systems management appliance in May with a sleeker user interface and enhanced security and IT controls.

    Originally scheduled for release by the end of the first quarter of...

  • The Internet of Things provides an opportunity for the desktop admin

    In the past several years, the desktop admin has taken on responsibility for managing everything from the beige-box PC and laptops to all manner of bring your own device assets -- including hardware, software and data.

    Just over the...

  • Are Windows 8 drawbacks enough to keep you from moving to Windows 8?

    In what situation should I not migrate to Windows 8?

    As much as I like the speed, security and additional enterprise management features of Microsoft's latest operating system, I can think of several Windows 8 drawbacks that would...

  • Where will XP stalwarts go after the end of Windows XP support?

    The end of official Windows XP support is not all bad news. Microsoft plans to provide signature updates for its anti-malware application for another year or so. But support for the operating system itself is going away, and enterprise desktops...

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 updates to bring back familiar features

    Bowing to market pressure, Microsoft's Windows 8.1 updates will enhance usability for non-touchscreen devices, expand Windows 8 hardware design requirements and improve compatibility with older versions of Internet Explorer.

    The latest...

  • The future of digital forensics

    This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security series looks at the challenges investigators face when tackling the complexities of full disk encryption.

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